The “Beauty Hot Pot” from Japan is now boiling on our shores. We are talking about the dish Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo in S Maison, Conrad Manila.
The dish, which Tsukada Nojo Philippines started serving only last January, comes from Japan’s Miyazaki prefecture. It has Jidori, a distinct breed of chicken raised for its special flavor, described as “very robust.”
Remarkable is the ceremonial attention that goes into every serving of Bijin Nabe. The divine, prized stock is used in the hot pot. The flavor emerges after stewing the chicken for 18 hours, turning it into a silky, collagen-rich pudding.
It likewise has high collagen content known for its rejuvenating properties and health benefits.
Apart from Bijin Nabe, also served were fresh Romaine Lettuce Caesar Salad with Shio-Konbu; Nikumaki Onigiri, bacon-wrapped rice balls with special soy sauce; Chicken Nanban which came with a rich tartar sauce made from Miyazaki pasteurized eggs; and Maximum Fried Egg Plant with sweet and sour sauce.
Dessert was Fried Sweet Potatoes with Honey Vanilla Ice Cream.
Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo, open daily, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Visit www.tsukadanojo.ph.
Unique shoeshine shop
Maria Lucille J. Carlos, president of the multi-awarded boutique Alterations Plus, has launched Sapatero Plus—a shoeshine shop with a difference.
Every customer in Sapatero Plus, said Carlos, is welcomed as royalty and will experience the luxury of sitting on a throne, and shoes placed on top of a box ready for the classic shine.
The shop also offers shoe repair, change sole, change heel, sole and heel reduction, footwear stretching, boots adjustment, shoe recolor and more.
Carlos said that her vision for Alterations Plus was “to be the best clothing alteration service”—which cannot be supplied by neighborhood seamstresses and tailors.
Alterations Plus has begun to adapt procedures, especially in hemming, that is not regularly provided by other shops.
Sapatero Plus, LG/F, Ayala Paradigm Mall, Meralco Ave., Pasig City; tel. 7215438
Friendly competition marked the 3rd Solane LPG Golf Tournament at Alabang Country Club.
Organized by Isla LPG Corp. (ILC), the LPG solutions company behind the brand Solane, the exclusive event “is not only a way for us to take a break from our busy schedules, but also an avenue to strengthen connections with our customers through a friendly sports competition,” said ILC CEO Ruben Domingo.
Among the participants were Ricky Delgado Jr., ILC executive committee member; Shoichi Watanabe, CEO, Isla Petroleum and Gas Corp.; and Tonito Gonzalez, ILC sales general manager.
Ricky Sta. Ana took home the championship title in the customer division, while Delgado retained the highest top scorer award in the staff division.
Other top scorers: Ronaldo Nava, first; Leo Obias, second; and Tomas Rocamora, third.
Special awards were given to Augusto Gabriel for longest drive, and Ed Collantes for most accurate drive.
Major prizes included a De’Longhi Espresso Machine, Apple iPad PRO, 11-inch MacBook Air, Apple TV, Transcend Dash Cameras, TaylorMade Staff Bag, Bose Sound Link Speakers, Golf Buddy LRS and Golf Buddy Voice.