Japanese Place in the Heart of Cainta | Fukurou Nihonryori

Aside from the fact that everyone loves Japan as a tourist destination, we also find their dishes worth trying for. My love for Japanese food is never-ending, as I love tasting and exploring new places that serve their authentic flavors. That is why I was excited to learn that there was one hidden gem in the area of Cainta, Rizal.

Fukurou Nihonryori has been in their spot since last year but I got no idea that they ever existed since I’m also living far from the area. This restaurant transferred from different places but now found their perfect location in the neighborhood of the East side of Metro Manila. I might be far, but I know the visit would be definitely worth the Grab.

Just in case you are curious, the name "fukurou" means owl in Japanese that also implies good fortune and wisdom. Everything that you can see from the restaurant’s theme is yellow with the touch of modern Japanese set-up. I loved how they designed the space as it gave a perfect impression for a dining experience. The tables and chairs were well-arranged, as well as the lightings were not too sparkly that gave a classy ambiance.

Now, for the food. I was so impressed that everything that they serve here is imported from Japan, to retain the authenticity of each flavor and freshness of the ingredients. We tried some of their best-selling dishes.

Fried Maki
Sushi is fun to eat, regardless of how they prepare it. This one is California rolls hugged by crispy and golden panko coatings. I loved its simplicity and perfect texture it brought inside my mouth.

Volcano Roll
Super nice plating! This sushi was another one that I also enjoyed eating. They called this volcano because of the hint of spice in every bite.

Tempura
You’ll never go wrong with shrimp tempura as they are satisfying and crispy in every bite. We ate this while they were hot and man, I wish that I hadn’t shared the entire basket.

Pork Tonkatsu
Another well-loved Japanese dish. This pork tonkatsu cutlet was tender and juicy and went perfectly with the sesame sauce. However, the veggies on the side didn’t impress me at all.

Yakiniku
They are like korean version of samgyupsal but this one has yakiniku flavors. The thin slice of meat had a flavorful coating and really juicy to eat.

Vegetable Fried Rice
This rice meal is best-paired with their yakiniku because of the flavors that compliment each other. I liked the small bits of veggies which made the entire serving a much healthier.

Yakisoba
A good alternative if you don’t like eating rice. Their yakisoba might be a bit dry for me and lacked some sauce but the bonito flakes on top were generously sprinkled.

Sashimi Moriawase
Almost the highlight of all the dishes served because of how they perfectly presented it. The bowl had salmon, tuna, white fish, and squid. I don’t usually devour on raw dishes as I don’t like the foul smell when they are not fresh, but this one was really served the way it should be - fresh, juicy, and perfectly cut.

S’mochi
Mochi ice cream with chocolate flavor. Need I say more? This is chocolate dude!

Neapolitan Mochi Platter
The best set of mochi ice cream - strawberry, chocolate, vanilla.

Kinako Kuromitsu Mochi
Another dessert that I loved! It has mochi topped with soybean powder and syrup.

Fukurou Iced Tea and Peach Mango Drink
Thirst-quenching drinks with refreshingly good flavors.

My experience here was worth the mile, the food and the people that I was with. Fukurou Nihonryori should be included in your next Japanese place hunting. Rest assured that every dish is perfectly created to bring the taste of Japan into your table.

Fukurou Nihonryori 
The Pinnacle Plaza, Marikina-Infanta Highway, San Isidro, Cainta, Rizal
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Operating Hours: Mon to Thurs (11am-10pm) | Fri to Sun (11am-11pm)

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