Take the dare: Feast on fugu!
Kitsho, now a preferred destination for authentic Japanese cuisine, invites everyone to feast on fugu. It’s known as tiger pufferfish or blowfish which is abundant in Japan’s northernmost island in winter. Fugu is a delicacy and
Kitsho, now a preferred destination for authentic Japanese cuisine, invites everyone to feast on fugu. It’s known as tiger pufferfish or blowfish which is abundant in Japan’s northernmost island in winter.
Fugu is a delicacy and the Japanese people look forward to this flavorful fish when winter sets in. However, not all chefs can prepare and cook fugu. Why? Pufferfish secretes tetrodoxin, its defense mechanism when threatened. When the fish is prepared by an untrained chef, the lethal fluid may not be totally removed from its system and can poison the diner within minutes. That is why preparing fugu is an expert’s business.
Kitsho’s executive chef Mizumoto Masahiro is one of the very few who were schooled and licensed to prepare pufferfish, and probably the only one in the Philippines.
For the merry month of December, Chef Hiro has prepared an exclusive fugu set menu for gourmands and gourmets alike. It is a four-course meal consisting of blowfish sashimi, hot pot, deep fried fugu, and congee plus appetizer and fruit. The set meal is priced at Php 4480++/person from a minimum order of four persons.
After the Christmas,, the festive spirit continues at Kitsho with a New Year’s Eve party consisting of a hot pot set menu for Php 2240++/person, with a drink-all-you-can option.
Photo: Fugu Karaage (left), Fugusashi (right)
Food establishments intending to include Japanese dishes in their menu, or would simply like to expand their food options with Japanese dishes, may get in touch with Chef Hiro via email: Mizumoto Masahiro <firstname.lastname@example.org>; or call (02) 994-36-23 for consultancy.
Kitsho is managed and operated by MCK Millennium Food, Inc. and is conveniently located at the ground level of Hotel Jen Manila, right across the CCP Complex, along Roxas Boulevard’s sunset strip in historic Manila Bay. For reservations, please call the restaurant’s trunkline (02) 795-8888 local 2312 or hotline, (02)- 994-36-23. You may also check out Kitsho on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.