Arafu Cafe: Enjoying Japanese Home-Cooked Meals
My Rating: ★★★★★
It was one of our family eat-out days. My husband and I love Japanese food so we checked out yet another new Japanese resto — Arafu Cafe.
Being a ramen freak slash noodle geek, I ordered Arafu Ramen (with Teriyaki Chicken). The serving size is quite small, and I was also disappointed that my ramen was served a bit cold. The soup base is dashi (Japanese sea stock), topped with nori, kamaboko, chopped spring onion, and chicken. The chicken chunks are tasty, though.
Yaki Udon was hubby’s choice of meal. It was cooked traditional style — fried udon with squid, pork, fried egg, onion, katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes), and kizami shoga (pickled ginger). One word: Delicious!
Because I love everything green tea, I ordered their Homemade Green Tea Ice Cream. It was the best part of our dining experience at Arafu Cafe. Served with red bean paste and whipped cream, the ice cream has an authentic matcha flavor. Two thumbs up!
They offered Z his own bowl and set of kiddie utensils. This resto’s definitely kid-friendly.
We were given Japanese candies for free after our meal. Their staff is such a friendly bunch.
Oh, and did I mention that their chopsticks looked oh so cute?
Spending weekends with these boys for the past 5 years is a blessing. I used to have my [cheap] dining escapades alone (before when I was eons younger haha), but now it would feel weird to dine out without them.
Third Floor, Main Building, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City
Published: 2015-01-28 14:00:02