It's a simple Japanese restaurant that serves authentic Japanese food. The place is quite spacious, it has a zen feel, lighting is a bit dim, but not too dim. Ideal for business, intimate dates, but of course can still be for family lunches and dinners.
Hall upon entering
Then an open kitchen at the far end
We were able to experience Fugu in 4 ways. I had no idea puffer fish could be served in more ways than one!
First we were served this beautifully presented, almost see-through slices of Fugu.
A huge plate filled with Fugu, and then some sticks of spring onions, slices of lemon, and also slices of the other parts of the Fugu such as its tendons, skin, and belly (which by the way are all supposedly good for the skin and making you glow. Hence, we ate a lot of it! Haha!)
Just get a slice of fugu, put all the other elements inside, then roll. I love the taste of Fugu. It doesn't have that strong fishy taste. And the texture is somewhat gummy but in a good way.
Then mix these chilli radish and green onions together with the ponzu sauce and dip your fugu roll. Heaven!
The second dish is a hot pot treat. The remains of the other parts of the fish are then brought out along with some fresh veggies and mushrooms, and glass noodles.
The hot pot is prepared table-side...
Next up, a karaage dish! Some of the parts of the fugu breaded and deep-fried into a golden piece of beauty. I love how this dish doesn't seem to be too oily. And again it's not very fishy. This is also good with the ponzu sauce. So far, everything is! I love that ponzu sauce!
And lastly, congee fugu style! Using the remaining broth from the fugu hot pot, they combined some rice and eggs into one pot and stir it all together. A perfect way to end the meal!
This Blowfish / Fugu Set is P3,800++ (I know right?) but is good for 3 to 4 people, inclusive of sashimi and hotpot.
But of course, fugu is not the only thing they serve. Here are just some of the other dishes at Kitsho!:
Take Nigiri Sushi (P850++)
Maguro Sashimi (Tuna) P320++
Kanikama Tempura ( P250++)
Ebi Tempura (P380++)
If you're in the area or you happen to check in at Trader's Hotel, Kitsho Japanese Restaurant and Sake Bar is really a must-try. It's not everyday you get to try eating a blowfish!