Sunday, February 27, 2011

Weekend Food Tripping at: Matsuri

Like I said weekend ago, my birthday starts Monday ends on my Birthday itself.  The more I grew older, the more birthday celebrations I am celebrating!  I am not complaining though, its a great reason to meet up with friends or people who touched your lives!

I am glad I got to check Ensogo a couple of weeks ago as I saw a very good deal from a Japanese Restaurant Matsuri!  The regular buffet price is Php595.00 (approx $13.80) and I bought it for Php299.00 (approx $6.95).  I bought the maximum of 5 coupons right away and actually planned to use it for my mom-in-law's birthday!  Since they were booked then, I booked it for my birthday celebration with the family instead! 

Buffet at Matsuri is actually good!  You get the menu, order the dishes you like, finish them up and you can re-order again as long as you finish the dishes!  I think we tried almost all the dishes available for the buffet menu!  No, we're not THAT hungry! :P

Matsuri on a quiet Monday night...

Egg Omelette
My sister-in-law's favorite!  I think she ordered 3 plates of this?  I can understand them, egg-lovers would love these dearly!

 Dynamite Roll and Philadelphia Roll
Dynamite roll has spicy tuna included inside while Philadelphia roll has cream cheese!  
I am not a fan of both as I've tried better tasting from Teriyaki Boy and Omakase.

Seasoned Pacific Saury
I can't say much about this as I did not taste this!  Hahaha, the family thought it tastes just like regular "gigi" fish (mackerel?)!  *laughs*

Creamy Chicken Mushroom Ragout
 Grilled boneless chicken topped with assorted Japanese mushrooms 
and asparagus and creamy Champignon Sauce.  
This is quite unique, best eaten with rice!  I like the unique blend of diced chicken and Japanese Mushrooms!

Shrimp Tempura
The shrimp tempura served are quite huge and clean!  I am very particular with the shrimp itself!  Most restaurants do not clean their shrimps and I like the fact that this restaurant does!  The tempura sauce always comes in late but the family loved to munch on this while removing excess batter.

Panko Crusted Pork Tenderloin
 Can't go wrong with this crunchy pork Tonkatsu!  Tastes really good!

 Matsuri Steak 
Served in tiny amount but worth the wait and worth to order again!  We ordered 3 plates of these as the steak is really soft and tasty!  Served with beansprouts.

Spicy Gyuniku Nikomi
Braised beef stew with Togarashi
The beef slice is quite huge, included are noodles, tofu and vegetables.
Also best eaten with rice. 

Gyu Chiisu Aspara, Kani Bacon Maki Teriyaki, Aspara Bacon Maki Teriyaki,
Yakitori Teriyaki and Tebasaki Teriyaki
I am not surprised that all of them tastes great!  My favorite is the Aspara Bacon maki Terikayaki!
All grilled to perfection.

Various Deserts ---
Muscovado and Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee
Chocolate Ice Cream
Various fruits 
Leche Flan

Mondays to Fridays (Lunch) = Php495.00 (approx $11.50)
Mondays to Sundays (Dinner) = Php595.00 (approx $13.80)
Saturdays and Sundays (Lunch and Dinner) = Php595.00 (approx $13.80)

No leftover policy, no service charge.  Restaurant accepts cash and credit card payments.
Children below 4ft. Php295.00 (approx $6.85)
Leftover amount is Php250.00 (approx $5.80)

233 Tomas Morato cor. E. Lopez Jr., 
Near ABS-CBN Compound
Quezon City, Metro Manila
(632) 376-6351

I enjoyed my birthday food tripping!  More to come!
How's your weekend food tripping?  Are you dining out?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. looks delish!
    i love japanese food!

    if im not mistaken, the word matsuri means festival in japanese.

    i have to check this restaurant out!


  2. great food shots! I've dine here before and i love their food..super sulit! i enjoyed their baked oyster (note that i don't like oyster at all). :) Lucky you, you got the coupons...super good deal! i must revisit this resto..or maybe i should wait for another promo in ensogo :D

    Have a great Sunday Nikki! Happy Birthday! God Bless:)

  3. Awww...happy birthday! The restaurant looks really nice, and omg the food looks really good.

  4. love the food photos! oh and wow akala ko sa greenbelt or some mall 'to! it's near ABS-CBN lang pala! :) want to check this out too :)

  5. Thia, yay Thanks for letting me know the meaning of Matsuri :)

    Kat_m, I love the eat-all-you-can deal! I like trying out different dishes at least I'll know what to order when I go back to eat ala carte :)

    Becky, thanks for the greetings

    Hazel, yup, around Timog area lang :)

  6. Happy tummy! :P

    I want these - Gyu Chiisu Aspara, Kani Bacon Maki Teriyaki, Aspara Bacon Maki Teriyaki,
    Yakitori Teriyaki and Tebasaki Teriyaki and the Tonkatsu. :P

  7. Pammy, lahat gusto mo! hahahaha Let's hope they will come up with good deals! I think with the Ensogo deal, its way worth it! For regular buffet price, its not that bad na din :)

  8. Sis how do you pay for the voucher?


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