I'm sexy and I know it.
As a man married to a woman with a new found obsession with skin care products, I have come to be more aware of the importance of creating a youthful glow in your appearance. Nothing wrong with aging, however if we can help do it more gracefully, then why not, right?
Japanese restaurant chain Tsukada Nojo brings to the Philippines it's high quality collagen rich Bijin Nabe, also known as the "Beauty Hotpot", that not only has healthy benefits such as helps rebuild dead cells, but makes for a quite tasty meal as well!
Located at the 2nd floor of S Maison Mall at Conrad Hotel, Tsukuda Nojo also offers other dishes that makes it an intriguing place to try, when dining at the bay area.
It may sound like a weird B Action Movie, but the Maximum Eggplant (P180) is a great way to start your meal. Chunks of Eggplant are deep fried, and seasoned with the in-house "Maximum" Spice. Eggplant is one of the few vegetables that I happily eat, and the Maximum Eggplant is something that I would gladly order over and over again.
Tsukada Nojo has a selection of Japanese Meat Wrapped Rice Balls, or "Nikumaki". You can choose between four variants, namely Original (P105), Cheese (P115), Yuzu-Mayo (P115), Nikumaki Spicy (P115).
Of course I love anything and everything that is essentially wrapped in bacon, so I couldn't resist this. My favorite was the cheese, but the Yuzu Mayo and even the Original was amazing.
The Chicken Nanban (P295) was a delicious comforting dish. A golden Fried Chicken Fillet, is draped in a creamy Tartar Sauce, and served with fresh greens.
The star of Tsukada Nojo's menu is the Bijin Nabe (P750), which consists of a menagerie of Chicken, Seafood, and Vegetables, all cooked in their trademark Golden Jidori Chicken Stock. Jidori is perhaps the "Wagyu" of the chicken world, so you know you're getting the good stuff.
Tsukada Nojo proudly uses only the finest quality of Golden Collagen Chicken Stock, that is transported all the way from their farms in Japan. The stock is stewed for more than eight hours until the chicken bones are fully dissolved, and eventually the chicken stock consistency becomes reminscent of silky pudding.
Once the Hot Pot gets going, a slew of Veggies, Seafood and Chicken are thrown in. The Bijin Nabe consists of red radish, sunflower sprout, lettuce, prawn, chicken, enoki, baby sweet potato leaves, baby corn, lady’s finger, deep fried tofu, zucchini, fresh black fungus, swimming in that high quality golden chicken collage soup. Though one order of Bijin Nabe costs P750, it can feed at least two people.
Who said healthy can't be delicious? The lovely ladies of The KTG Feeling fresh and sexy after a bowl of collagen filled Bijin Nabe!
BIJIN NABE BY TSUKADA NOJO2/F, S Maison, Conrad Hotel
Pasay City, Philippines
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