All it took was one suggestion and the next thing we knew, my sister was running back up from the car, grabbing scarves and jackets, and we were on our way to Tagaytay! With no absolute plan in mind, we managed to find our way to The Inn at The Cliffhouse Tagaytay
. It was someplace we’ve always passed whenever we go there but never seemed to get a chance to stop by.
Were we glad that this (impromptu) opportunity came up!
March 15, 2014 was quite a fun day! Chabeli and I both got our Saturdays off from our out of town shoot at Anvaya
(Wednesday to Friday) so I get to enjoy a full weekend to celebrate with family and friends.
First stop was Kimukatsu
at Shangri-la East Wing. Their specialty is 25 layers of thinly sliced pork stacked together covered with fresh breadcrumbs. Their kimukatsu sets come in different flavors- plain, black pepper, garlic, cheese, negi shio (spring onion), yuzu kosho (yuzu fruits and green chilli pepper), and ume shisho (Japanese sour plum and shio leaf). Nox and I decided to try out the plain and black pepper flavors for our first foray. Couldn’t wait to try out the more exotic flavors next time!
All kimukatsu’s come with a rice set which includes unlimited rice, red or white miso soup, cabbage and Japanese pickles. The red miso soup has a stronger tangy taste to it than the white (which was your standard miso). Nox preferred the red while I still liked the white best.
I love the modern asian interiors—Especially that printed woodblock accent wall! I couldn’t tell if the image was directly printed or stickered on though. I’ll try sitting there next time.