Foodtrip: Unakichi – Makati Cinema Square, Legaspi Village, Makati City

I’m pretty sure by now you’re used to me posting on a fairly regular basis about Japanese food. Still, some restaurants still miss our radar from time to time. Turns out, Unakichi was one of those. The hubby saw this restaurant being built, but he wasn’t sure what it was since there wasn’t much fanfare in the area about it. Then I read about it on my Facebook feed by chance. HAHA. When I told him that it was a restaurant specializing in unagi dishes, I knew he wouldn’t be able to resist. I wasn’t wrong. We found ourselves there 2 days later LOLOL

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storefront

Orders can be done in full or half size, which made me sad because I only managed the latter due to me being in my sensitive eating period when we ate there 😦

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Anyway, on to the dishes:

Hone Senbei (Php 150)
Description: Deep-fried eel bone

starter: hone senbei
starter: hone senbei

Yes, you read that right. Deep-fried eel bones. Don’t let the picture deceive you though, it’s actually pretty small. The basket itself is no bigger than your regular miso soup cup so if you can imagine small strips of ribbon, then that’s how small the bones really are.

How was it? Pretty tasty, if you ask me, buuut VEERRRRY tough/hard! “Crunchy” is a serious understatement. And yes, I do realize that we’re still eating *bones* LOL so that should be accurate enough 🙂

Kabayaki Gokujo (Php 1480)
Description: Grilled excellent eel with special sauce. Sets come with rice, soup, small plate, small hot bowl, salad, pickles and fruit.

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Here’s how the soup and small hot bowl look like:

One word: wow. Also note that the eels served are farmed locally in the Philippines and this farm also exports to Japan.

Kabayaki Shou (Php 470)
Description: Half size of grilled fine eel with special sauce. Sets come with rice, soup, small plate, small hot bowl, salad, pickles and fruit.

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At a glance, you wouldn’t be able to really tell the difference between the 2 dishes apart from the serving size. However, according to the hubby, when he tried both, he mentioned that the grilled excellent eel (the fattier one) had a more “fishy” taste and the texture is slightly different. It’s not a put-off nor a detriment to the excellent quality of the unagi. People may just need to be aware in case they’re sensitive to such tastes 🙂

All in all, an excellent stop for the unagi lover ❤

Unakichi is located at the G/F of Makati Cinema Square (facing Amorsolo Street), Legaspi Village, Makati City

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