Soup will always have that comforting feeling when being consumed. In our case, Mrs. Eats is a big fan of soup dishes. As she likes to warm her hungry tummy first before devouring into other tasty dishes. In our recent EATSperience, it was our first time to try a soup that has an aim to make one’s skin healthy. Known for their Japanese Beauty Hot Pot, Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo got us wondering how can a bowl of soup be considered as a beauty hot pot. Join us as we share with you our Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo – S Maison at Conrad Manila EATSperience.
The Japanese Beauty Hot Pot – Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo!
Located at the 2nd floor of S Maison, Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo welcomes their diners with a light brown wooden interior. From the outside, it is kinda hard to see how the restaurant looks like inside because of the white curtains. But behind those curtains is a well-lit dining area with tables that have a built-in stove for the hot pots. As we were waiting for our food, we felt a relaxing and calm vibe as the restaurant was very quiet.
Some appetizers before the main event!
Aside from the their famous hot pot, they also serve other dishes such as this maximum fried eggplant. We loved that it was not oily and how the sweet and sour sauce complemented the natural sweetness of the eggplant.
An instant favorite of ours. Perfectly fried chicken nanban with tartar sauce. Tender and juicy chicken dipped in their homemade tartar sauce. Since we are having a perfectly healthy soup, why not indulge in this amazing fried chicken dish, right?
Nikumaki is a baked rice ball wrapped with pork and topped with different sauces. Among the 4 variants, our favorite was the yuzu-mayo. All the nikumaki had great balance of sweet and salty flavors from the sauce, juicy pork and the rice ball.
Time to have some Bijin Nabe!
Now its time to have the Japanese beauty hot pot! A hot pot bowl with frozen collagen and chicken was placed on our table. Diners will get to witness how the collagen melts. They gave us a tiny cup for us to have a taste of the pure collagen broth. It was really heavenly. That one tiny cup of broth alone made us think about coming back right away while the meal was still ongoing. The thick and creamy broth with a strong chicken flavor from the Jidori chicken was one of the most amazing soup stocks we have ever had!
Once the collagen turns into a broth. different vegetables and toppings are added. There is a slight change in the taste of the broth. It is more light and refreshing because of the vegetables.
Then after consuming the vegetables and other toppings, they added seafood, specifically prawns. The flavor of the broth changed again as the sweetness from the fresh prawns enveloped our tastebuds in one slurp. Then, finally they added noodles to complete the EATSperience.
It was interesting how the Bijin Nabe was served. From the pure broth to the different ingredients added accordingly, it was an EATSperience worth sharing. If you love soup and are into other Japanese dishes, head on to Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo and have a try of their Bijin Nabe. We will surely be back for more and we hope to see you there! That’s it for this edition of EATSplorations. Until next time!
Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo
Level 2, S Maison, Conrad Manila, Seaside Boulevard Corner Coral Way, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City
+632 809 1268
10:00am to 9:00pm (Sun-Thu)
10:00am to 10:00pm (Fri-Sat)
Budget: 1200 php for two