Had the chance to visit Mitsuyado Sei-Men last Sunday afternoon with The Boyfriend before meeting up with his family. I’ve read about this Japanese restaurant in different blogs before, but only had the time to drop by their place that day.
It took us a couple of minutes to get a seat since the place was packed even if it was already past 1 P.M. when we arrived at the place. We were able to choose the stuff we wanted to try from the menu while we were waiting.
The Boyfriend decided to order a serving of Katsudon. It doesn’t look like much, but The Boyfriend said that it was very filling. His verdict? Pretty ordinary versus other restaurants’ version.
I decided to go with a regular sized serving of their famous Double Cheese Tsuke-men. It’s called double cheese because you have a bowl of melted cheese to use and also some Parmesan on top of the actual noodles. You first mix the melted cheese with your noodles, dip them into the broth and then eat. This was a very interesting dish and I’m glad I decided to go with this one. It honestly tasted a bit weird at first, but I was able to appreciate the flavors after some time. 🙂
It was a pleasant dining experience. I liked how the place was decorated to look like an old Japanese place; complete with a noodle cart table on one side. It was really cool. 🙂 I only learned recently that this restaurant is managed by the same team who runs UCC, so I’ll make it a point to try the desserts at Mitsuyado Sei-Men next time. 🙂
If there was anything which we found strange that afternoon, it was having the restaurant’s security guards ask us Php40.00 fee for parking right outside the place. We received no receipts whatsoever and The Boyfriend doesn’t recall paying for parking when he visited the restaurant before. Because we were in a rush to go to another place, we no longer argued with the guards and simply left after getting our car.
I’m just curious: Has this has happened to anyone else or has a new Pay Parking system been established in that area? I wonder if Mitsuyado Sei-Men’s management is aware of this? We have a strong feeling we might have been duped, but just hope it won’t happen again. We don’t mind paying parking fees if they’re legit anyway.
**Mitsuyado Sei-Men is located along Jupiter Street in Makati City. You may visit their official Facebook page by clicking here.