Monday, October 13, 2014

Zomans at Akira: The Art of Sushi and Teppanyaki

Last Thursday (October 9, 2014) I was Invited for another foodie meet up by Zomato at Akira Shangrila Plaza. Akira is a teppanyaki restaurant where they feature the art of teppanyaki; a japanese artistic style of cuisine where they use iron griddle to cook food. Akira is named after a fictional character in Japan. He is legendary teppanyaki chef  who trained to fought a fire God kagutsuchi to save his beloved Sayuri, same as Akira PH  teppanyaki chefs who are also trained to showcase their teppanyaki skills to cook and entertain the guest.  

Akira offers premium items such as U.S. Tenderloin, U.S. Wagyu Rib-Eye, Japanese Wagyu and Kobe that can be served a la carte or a set that includes a miso soup, chicken, fried rice, shrimps and veggies but you can also order other Japanese dishes such as sushi, sashimi, ramen, tempura, tonkatsu and bentos!

Upon entering Akira, I got captivated by the interior design of the restaurant. I found out that there were already four branches of Akira in Metro Manila but the theme of every restaurant is unique, Here in Shangri-la the theme was modernized Japan while others have traditional.







Here is a recorded video of a teppanyaki performance by Chef J. Borja of Akira Shangri-la Plaza Mall


I got mixed emotions when he performed; I felt fun, amazed and got scared too because the fire was in front of me haha! He is truly an amazing chef I got carried away with every move he does, like throwing of the knife (it's scary!), beating of eggs, flaming grills. 
The manager said that they really have to put flame on the iron griddle to sanitize the station before cooking. 

                                      Here is his finished products the Japanese Wagyu Set 
Japanese Wagyu Set A3 300g Php 4,818
(Japanese Wagyu Steak, Miso Soup, Chicken Teppan, Shrimps and Veggies)

Miso Soup 
Miso Soup tasted just right and was a good starter for a savory meal.

Japanese Wagyu
The Japanese Wagyu is the best among the foods that was served, it was juicy, soft and is so easy to chew like the meat melts-in-your-mouth.
Fried Rice
Made of Japanese Rice, Eggs, Shrimp, Meat and Mixed Veggies
Veggies
Akira Roll
Akira Roll Php 348
This is also a must try for everyone, It's kinda cheesy and spicy that's why I love it! It's made of Kani, cheese, spicy mayo ,crisp soft shell crab topped with tempura flakes, and tobiko.
Akira House Blend Iced Tea Php 98
(with calamansi, pineapple, orange and mango)
Sapporo Beer Php 118

Ice cream Tempura Php 178
It's a Banana Split but the banana here is deep fried that's why it was called Tempura.


Look who is my photobomber? hehe just kidding!


Overall Akira is a good place to dine in, they have superior quality of foods, skilled chefs, classy ambiance and very friendly staffs. I suggest that you should bring your kids here so they can watch a teppanyaki show and I bet they'll get excited with the foods and will be happy to eat it.


Restaurant Branches:


Bonifacio Global City: Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
                                     (02-5502164)

Quezon City: G/F Robinsons Magnolia, Aurora Blvd. cor. Dona Hemady St., Quezon City, Metro Manila

Makati: 1st Level, Alphaland Makati Place, 7232 Ayala Ave. Extn. corner Malugay St., Makati

Ortigas: Level 5, East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
              (02-2121212)

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