Fukuruo Nihonryori - An authentic taste of Japanese Cuisine in the East

"Fukuruo" in Japanese means protection from hardship or a lack of hardship or trouble.and "Nihonryori" means "from Japan"

Fukuro is the symbol of an owl is a lucky charm to welcome good fortune. "Fu" means NO, and "Kurou" means hardship. 

Ahoy East peeps! I'm about to share a new restaurant in the East that offers an authentic taste of Japanese Cuisine without the need of visiting somewhere far that you'll have to endure the terrible traffic. 

I love how simple but stylish the place was designed. You'll feel the relaxing atmosphere once you get inside. You'll also notice that Japanese related videos (places in Japan, food, anime, etc.) being played inside the restaurant. It was said that the owner of this restaurant fell in love with Japan and decided to bring it here in the East. 

Let's move on now to the authentic Japanese dishes they offer:

Yaki Samon Mayo (PHP135)
This is seriously a must try! This 2 pieces of salmon is not enough that you'll ask for more!

Tempura Moriawase (PHP398)
A basket of shrimp and vegetables all coated and deep-fried.

Sashimi Moriawase (PHP695)
A bowl of freshly sliced sashimi - salmon, tuna, mackerel and squid.

Vegetable Fried Rice (PHP110)
Yakimeshi AKA Japanese Fried Rice that can be paired with the grilled mackerel or the yakitori (atleast for me. LOL)

Tebasaki (PHP125)
A yakitori of seasoned and fried chicken wings.

Fried Maki (PHP265)
Deep-Fried Rolled Sushi of Mango, Kani and Ebi. Definitely one of my faves!You'll feel the crispiness on every bite.

Saba Shioyaki (PHP325)
Flavorful Grilled Mackerel with a crispy skin and tender meat.

Miso Ramen (PHP328)
A bowl of slightly spicy miso-based broth with chasu pork slices, tamago, carrots, seaweed, leeks and nori.

Zaru Soba (PHP220)
Thin noodles made from buckwheat flour, served chilled and with dipping sauce.

Sukiyaki (PHP350/half | PHP650/full)
Consists of beef slices, tofu, noodles and veggies cooked in shoyu and Japanese wine. 

Japanese Cheesecake (PHP198)
The traditional Japanese Cheesecake; fluffy and moist and its drizzled with dulce de leche.  

Kinako Korumitsu Mochi Ice Cream (Php158)
Vanilla-flavored mochi ice cream topped with soybean powder and syrup.

I get very excited whenever I get invites around the East as I get to discover a new restaurant that I can share with my family and friends. 😊 Overall, Fukuruo Nihonryori, satisfied my Japanese cravings and I'd definitely recommend them for those East peeps (or even not) who loves Japanese food too. Elegant and Relaxing Ambiance, Accommodating Staff and Authentic Japanese dishes is what you can expect from this restaurant. FYI, desserts they serve are all made by the owner too!

Fukuruo Nihonryori 
Address: The Pinnacle Plaza, Marikina-Infanta Highway, San Isidro, Cainta, Rizal
Open Hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 11AM to 10PM
Instagram: @fukurouphilippines
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