Japanese food, again! Nope, we’re not complaining. We’re actually really happy to have another one in town because it just means that there’s a lot more to choose from. Over the years, we’ve grown to be huge fans of Japanese food. Sashimi, sushi, udon, ramen, teppanyaki, tempura, and many more. It’s one of the many cuisines that we’d really really love to have over and over again. In this edition of EATSplorations, we will be sharing about one of the newest Japanese restaurants in BGC which is under the big hotel and restaurant umbrella of the Raintree Hospitality Group. Raintree is known for Providore, Chelsea Kitchen, Chotto Matte, Friends & Family, just to name a few. They even have Coast, Blue Marina, and Cha Cha’s in Boracay. Before we get all carried away with how awesome their group is, let’s go back to our subject for this EATSperience. We’re extremely excited to share about our All Day Japanese EATSperience at Motto Motto in Serendra, BGC! Keep on reading to know more about one of the city’s hottest Japanese restaurants in town, enjoy!
All Day Japanese at Motto Motto!
Motto Motto All Day Japanese restaurant is located at Serendra. It is near the driveway facing Market Market and it used to be Chelsea Kitchen.
Motto Motto serves up almost every Japanese dish that you can imagine. They have breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Thus, the all-day Japanese tag line. Oh and they have Japanese bread and pastries, too!
The place is pretty big and really lovely! We hate to say it but it is definitely Instagrammable. It is well-lit and really spacious. In case you are looking for some privacy, Motto Motto has a small private dining area ready to cater to around 8-10 guests, if we’re not mistaken.
Japanese-style bread right when you enter. They have Melon Pan, Curry Pan, Custard Cream Pan, and many more!
One of the things we loved about Motto Motto is that we can easily see what’s happening behind the counter. Every once in a while, it’s nice to see what’s going on with our food, right?
This may seem a lot of food but believe us, there’s more! You just gotta keep on reading, alright?
Age Gyoza (deep fried pork dumping – Php 120)
It was hard to describe because… our baby had a hard time sharing it with us, hehe! Yup, we’re serious. She absolutely loved it! Well, we had to share with just one piece. It was crispy and really juicy. The minced pork was perfectly savory and fatty!
Dynamite (bluefin tuna, salmon, spicy mayo, cucumber, and avocado – Php 320)
Spicy sushi roll lovers, this one’s for all of us! Fresh, juicy, sweet, and spicy all in one bite. It deserves to be named Dynamite because it bursts with awesomeness! Must try sushi roll right here.
Salmon Tempura Aburi (prawn tempura, salmon, salmon roe, asparagus, spicy mayo, and unagi sauce – Php 395)
The best of both worlds, tempura and sushi in one amazing roll! Love the different textures going on in here. Every component of this sushi roll works so well together. It was also spicy but it was more balanced and not too intimidating.
Niku Maki Hanjuku Tamago (soft boiled eggs wrapped with pork belly baked with teriyaki sauce – Php 175)
This was like Japanese bacon and eggs! Really delicious and classic combination but made better, thanks to the perfectly creamy soft boiled eggs and the sweet and savory pork belly.
Shake Yukhoe (salmon in spicy sesame oil served with nori – Php 175)
Yum, yum, yum on this one! First time to try something like this and we really loved it. The sweetness of the fresh salmon was complemented perfectly by the spicy and fragrant sesame oil mixture. The nori provided a much-needed texture component because of its crispy nature.
Kuruma Ebi (Php 320 for 3pcs and Php 520 for 5pcs)
Can’t leave a Japanese restaurant without having some Ebi Tempura! Motto Motto did a great job in the first few dishes and they did a wonderful job on this one, too! Perfectly crispy with a light batter, not oily at all! And the prawn was crunchy and juicy.
Aburi Butadon (aburi pork belly rice topping with sweet soy sauce – Php 295)
Pork belly rice is always a good idea! We really enjoyed this rice bowl dish because of the sweet and tender pork belly slices. All in all a really tasty and filling rice bowl.
Special Gyudon (Php 350 for US Beef and Php 650 for Wagyu Beef)
Melt in your mouth beef with a lot of lovely marbling! This one also came with a light soy sauce for some added umami goodness but just in case you were wondering, this one was a bowl of US Beef and not even the Wagyu Beef. At 350, this filling bowl of meat and rice is so worth it! If you want to splurge a bit, try the Wagyu Beef! Don’t forget to tell us about it though, hehe.
Kid’s Shinkansen Set (Php 295)
Spaghetti, Chicken Karaage, Burger Patty, Potato Salad, Rice, and Dessert for your child or children! Our baby enjoyed this so much. It was everything she wanted and more!
We’ve shown a great number of tasty Motto Motto dishes so far. However, there are still a lot more! Watch our YouTube video above to find out the rest of our Motto Motto EATSperience! That’s it for this edition of EATSplorations, until next time!
Ground Floor, Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
+632 909 7011
8:00am to 10:00pm (Mon-Sun)
Budget: 1000 php for two