Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Mori Mori, Alabang


We had an impromptu get together last night with our group of friends and decided to have dinner in our favorite Japanese restaurant in Alabang - MORI MORI. As far as I remember this place has always been there. Owned by a Japanese who has been living in the Philippines for years, this restaurant is a very simple place and specializes in serving Yakiniku. Beef is always top quality fresh. I think that's why this place has been in business for such a long time.



They also have other specialties/favorites that we normally always order like Kimchi, Bean Sprouts and Tempura. The food - so simple but so well made and fresh. even the rice is fantastic (moist white Japanese rice).

For Dinner, we ordered the mixed beef sampler and the Super fine Kalbi platter. Thin slices of Beef with marbled fat. So fresh it looks like Sashimi. We cook them in a piping hot grill in the middle of the table, with a foil of fresh garlic in oil. Its served with a special sweetish sauce, mixed with finely chopped garlic paste and chili.





The tempura is not like the typical oily/tiny ones that I've tried around. Huge shrimp coated in a thin coating of batter perfectly fried and not oily...the way it should be. One of my favorite restaurants in the Alabang area. The only problem: You really smell like food when you walk out - so make sure you have no where else to go after you eat here. Its definitely worth it. Its not cheap, but you are always assured of great service and Top quality food.

13 comments:

Chinkee said...

Aaargh! Sayang I was in Alabang yesterday! I could have had lunch here instead of Cibo. Oh well, it must be God's way of saving me from pigging out again. Haha!

Miguel said...

Sayang - next time you are in Alabang try it out...Anyway Cibo is all over the place.

Noel said...

I used to take my children here when this restaurant was new, they boys were still so small, I had to cook for everyone. Until now, I still have to cook the beef kalbi for them or else it gets over-cooked....I do more cooking than eating there now since two of the boys are bigger than me already and eat like horses.

I also love their prawn tempura there, and, yes, you really wind up smelling like food after. The whole car smells like Mori-Mori!

N

Miguel said...

Yup - you rally have to be quick in cooking them or ese they get over cooked....even if you smell after its still a great place.

Chinkee said...

That's the thing eh, sayang nga that we ended up in Cibo. Should have texted you... I'm totally clueless when it comes to Alabang.

Miguel said...

Not too many places to go in Alabang but there are a few ones....

Ines said...

I LOVE this place. My family and I have been going there for years!!! And yes, you do smell like food, but who cares! :) looking at the photos makes me want to go back NOW! ;)

gourmandtales said...

looks good, will try it .. thanks for the review

Miguel said...

Ines - Ya definitely a classic place in Alabang :)

Glad you liked the pics :)

NELSON said...

Great review as usual Miguel.
I have not been to Mori Mori but I want to try the food there. May I know the contact number as I cannot find it in both internet and yellow pages?

As regards Yakiniku, I frequent a place named Sakura along Pasay Road, opposite Dusit

gourmandtales said...

saw this place when i went to Omakase...

T said...

looks good! how much are the meals there?

aio said...

Two thumbs up!!!!