Yomenya Goemon Lunch
Yomenya Goemon is a Japanese themed restaurant that doesn’t offer the usual Japanese dishes such as katsu, sushi/sashimi, donburi etc… Instead, it offers pasta and pizza so it is more of a fusion between Japanese and Italian cuisines. (Yah, I just contradicted myself)
It was a new concept for me so I had my reservations upon coming in the restaurant. Their menu only had two main items, pasta and pizza, and there were around 30 different pastas you can try out. In fact, they do want you to try it all out because they have a loyalty card where you will gain a stamp for every pasta you try out (only once though).
To start our meal, we were given complimentary Wafu Soup.
Yomenya Goemon Mixed Pizza – PHP 450
For pizza, we had the mixed pizza. It was loaded with shrimp, ham, thick slices of bacon, and mushrooms. We were not given utensils as we were told to eat the Japanese way where you have to fold it; making it look like a sandwich. The pizza dough was soft and chewy while the toppings were flavorful! Messy to eat but really good!
Now for the pasta… another challenge because you will not be using a fork and spoon but instead, chopsticks! Also, note how elastic their pasta noodles are when you try it out.
Yomenya Goemon Carbonara Meat Sauce with Onsen Egg – 325
A twist to your favorite carbonara since it has meat sauce and one whole egg on top. It was still carbonara-like creamy and more flavor is added when you pop the egg!
Trivia I learned from our Japan trip: Onsen Eggs were believed by Japanese to increase your life by 7 years.
Yomenya Goemon Yakitori Broiled Chicken with Wafu Sauce – PHP 350
It was under the “Japanese style” section so I ordered this one. It had generous toppings of chicken, bacon, vegies and shredded nori on an oil based pasta. I’m glad our server informed me that it was a spicy pasta so I asked if they can tone down the spiciness for me. This was easier to eat because of the lack of sauce on it.
Yomenya Goemon Chicken & Mushroom with Porcini – PHP 360
Another cream based pasta this time with chicken and mushroom. The flavor is a bit bland especially if you have tried the carbonara with meat sauce. The taste would be a more familiar one to those who like carbonara.
We had a fulfilling lunch at Yomenya Goemon. The mixed pizza was delicious! Although challenging and messy to eat due to the usage of chopsticks and the dish having a lot of sauce, their pasta was surprisingly good too! All my reservations were gone after our lunch.
Till next time,
2/F Greenbelt 3, Esperanza St
Legazpi Village, Makati
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