my life in Valencia (and Dumaguete City, Oriental Negros) series
It's a Japanese Restaurant, alright.
But no kimono-clad women to greet you, no seiza-style seating. Instead, rows of tables with monobloc chairs, an open kitchen and waitstaff in red polo shirts will welcome you.
It's more of a carenderia ambiance and I immediately like it (probably the reason why it's called Mifune Bar and Food instead of "restaurant")! No pretensions, no elaborate rituals. Just good food and pleasant company. One of the reasons why I heart Dumaguete!
My group and I were the first to arrive. By past 6pm, diners started to trickle in.
I skipped the soup and went straight to the wasabi and calamansi bowl
... and had some of these sushi rolls or nigiri. Nigiri is a kind of sushi where a slice of raw fish is placed on top an oblong, compacted mound of rice. I dunked this on my wasabi and soy sauce dip. Yum!
And these ebi fry or fried shrimps, too. It tasted uninspired though.
I scooped a little helping from this bowl of cucumber, lettuce and tomato
I wouldn't miss these maki for the world, of course! These are futo-maki or seaweed rolls filled with fish. The one with sesame seeds is called ura-maki. Yum!
This Japanese guy holding a chopstick, in his big gesture, motioned me to take a photo of him and the guy beside him, to which I obliged. As it turned out, his companion named Naga (the one wearing a baseball cap) owns the place.
And as they say, the best form of advertising is a satisfied customer. Hands up, please!
round three! burp :)
Party of four? Here's for your group
Mifune has this party sushi package, too.
The Php299.00 buffet happens every Friday and Saturday only.
Mifune Food and Bar (Japanese Restaurant) is located along Sta. Catalina Street in Dumaguete City. Just very close to Jutz Cafe. For inquiries, contact them: telephone number (035) 422.8439