Where you can get these 15 sushi rolls in Manila
MANILA, Philippines – From the classic tuna or salmon roll to the different varieties that have since been created, sushi rolls have never lost popularity in the Japanese restaurants in Manila.
We're sure you have your favorites, but here are just a few we've tried so far. If you have anything to add to the list, let us know!
Salmon roll, Washoku de Azabu (P380)
Tucked away in the BTTC Center in Greenhills, Washoku de Azabu serves up Japanese favorites like tempura and gyu saikoro steak – but do not miss the salmon roll, photographed above.
Uni ebi taco maki, Ooma (P220 for two pieces)
Not strictly a roll – it's a little larger, and you'll need a few bites to finish this one. But finish it you will, and order another, and maybe another. There are quite a few sushi options at Bruce Ricketts' Ooma, but this is one not to miss. Smoky flavors combine with the natural sweetness of uni, plus a kick from the onions up top, make up one of Ooma's unique offerings. (READ: Ooma by Bruce Ricketts: 11 things to try)
Marufuku Roll, Marufuku (P645)
Unagi (eel), mango, tempura, cucumber, bamboo shoots all rolled up and beautifully plated.
Where: G/F, The Crescent Building, 29 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas, Pasig City
Rainbow maki, Yumi (P257)
Mackerel, salmon, and cucumber with tobiko (flying fish roe).
Where: Mezzanine area, 2nd floor, the Promenade, Greenhills, San Juan
Dragon maki, Oedo (P495)
Ebi tempura, cooked salmon, mayo, kani, tempura batter
Where: 105 Sto Domingo,corner Sgt Alcaraz Avenue, Quezon City
Fried Spicy Ikura roll, Akira (P348)
Take your pick between salmon and tuna (tip: asked for a mixed set). Savor the ikura or salmon roe, which adds a salty, savory flavor to the dish.
Where: Various branches. The one below photographed at Shangri-La Mall, East Wing
Fire Dragon roll, Jipan (P499)
Tempura topped with tuna/salmon, under special mayo-based sauce
Ginza roll, Roku (P249)
Tuna and tempura with Japanese mayo.
Where: 5th floor, Oracle Hotel Building, 317 Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Spicy salmon tempura roll, Watami (P225)
There's plenty to order at Watami – the menu at this casual Japanese restaurant has plenty of options – but don't miss this cooked sushi roll.
Where: Level 6, East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
Rainbow roll, Hatsu Hana Tei (P297)
Assorted fish, including salmon, tuna, squid, beautifully arranged on the plate.
Where: 2nd Floor, Herald Suites, 2168 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Pio del Pilar, Makati City
Dynamite roll, Haru Sushi Bar and Restaurant (P269)
Don't miss Haru's version of the Dynamite Roll – instead of being overloaded with Japanese mayo, there's a kick from spicy sesame oil.
Where: 21 West Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Spicy salmon maki, Kenji Tei Ramen House (P340)
Where: This photo was taken at Kenji Tei at Greenbelt 5, Makati City
Spicy Caravan, Sumo Sam (P308)
An explosion of tempura batter, salmon, and different sauces.
Where: Various Sumo Sam branches. The one below photographed at The Podium
Spicy Salmon Roll, Wafu (P479)
Straight to the point and simple – a solid salmon roll from Wafu.
Where: Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan
Seared Salmon Nigiri Rolls (1 pc = P100, 3 for P250, 6 for P400), Wasabi Warriors
Don't forget to try the other rolls here too, including the ones using black and brown rice.
Where: G/F, The Gramercy Residences, Kalayaan Avenue Corner Salamanca Street, Poblacion, Makati City
Happy eating! – Rappler.com
All photos by Wyatt Ong/Rappler (except Wasabi Warriors)