Definitely Matcha Heaven | Nomi Moden Japanese Cafe

We all know that matcha is popular in Japan. Back in the 12th century, it is used as a traditional tea in the ceremonies. Little didn’t we know that matcha is rich in antioxidants that can help boost our mood and alertness, that is why aside from tea, matcha is also used in cooking to enhance the flavor of different dishes and drinks.

Here in the Philippines, there are a lot of restaurants that serve matcha but one cafe that offers the authentic one from Japan is Nomi - Modern Japanese Cafe. I’ve been eyeing to visit them since the time they opened but just recently, I got to try their popular dishes.

Nomi is founded by three young entrepreneurs from Japan who wanted to bring the best of modern Japanese cafes to the country. Nomi is widely known for serving different matcha food and drinks as well as other healthy dishes to their customers.

Nomi has a modern cafe vibe with pink and green as its major theme colors. Upon entering, I fell in love with how the ambiance is very chic and feminine. The tables and chairs are arranged properly for a large number of diners as well as small spaces for intimate customers.

Nomi is not just into about matcha dishes but their menu is very extensive. I was just a little disappointed because almost all the dishes we tried to order weren’t available or out-of-stock. My foodie friends and I just got to try the following:

Gyudon (P350)
I love gyudon that this is the first dish that I always look for in a Japanese resto. This one is made up of thinly sliced braised beef in tare sauce and onions with a poached egg on the side. The taste was fair for a gyudon but I think the price is not reasonable.

Salmon Aburi (P360)
I really love salmon aburi in a form of sushi but this time I tried one their power-packed bowl. This dish is composed of torched salmon, cucumber, grilled asparagus, roasted carrots, toasted sesame seeds, and ginger miso dressing. The taste was fresh and flavorful.

Katsudon (P360)
Another Japanese fave, the katsudon. Nomi’s version is good but nothing special. You can eat katsudon in other Japanese restos with a more reasonable price.

Legendary Greenies (P90)
This is a dessert in the form of brownies but with matcha flavor. Among all, this is what we all loved.


Matcha Churros (P150)
This one looks weird but taste was flavorful.

Tea-ramisu Dream
The most popular in Nomi but unfortunately we didn’t try coz we found a thin hair inside. Yikes!

Drinks (P180)
We had Lychee Berry Swirl and Berry Power up. Both were good and refreshing. Sayang, I was supposed to order Matcha Surprise but it wasn’t available during our visit.

When it comes to service, I always make sure to get equal treatment the same as other customers. I won’t elaborate more but I’m hoping that they would improve on this part. Reviewing a resto for me is not just about the food I ate or the ambiance of the place, it is more than that. Service plays a vital role in the whole rating of the restaurant, too. I would still love to visit them but I’m anticipating a friendlier vibe from their staff on my next visit.

When you crave for matcha, Nomi is the place to be. No doubt. Their rice bowls and other dishes that we tried might not be my ultimate fave but I will definitely recommend the matcha options. Hopefully, they would put up near QC so I can visit them when I crave for.

Nomi - Modern Japanese Cafe
GF, W City Center, 30th St. cor. 7th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Facebook: www.facebook.com/nomicafe/
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Operating Hours: Mon to Sat (11am-12mn) | Sun (12nn-8pm)
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