April 3, 2009
Greenhills, San Juan
I don't understand why some restaurants disallow the taking of photographs. I can see the point of keeping company secrets from the public but can you really copy the exact taste of a certain dish just by looking at a digital photo?
I was given yet another "no photographs please" (surprisingly) from our friendly neighborhood Japanese store-slash-ramen house, Konbini. Good thing I was able to capture my meal in digital limbo just before the server advised me of their policy. I half-heartedly followed without understanding the reasoning behind it and tried to enjoy my meal instead.
The ramen was just ok, nothing really stood out except for the good broth. The ramen noodles was a bit too floury for me. On the other hand, the Ebi Tempura that we had as a complementary dish was superb. Probably one of the best I've ever tasted. The shrimp size was ample and you can taste the authenticity of the batter (ingredients) used. The tempura sauce also tasted quite differently and it blended perfectly with the already flavorful tempura pieces.
Ebi Tempura, nothing really stood out. Presentation was anything also but ordinary. Konbini has really no deep secrets to hide so why do they shy away from the camera?
Maybe their whole policy is the reason why we were the only two people dining on a Friday night.
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