Valentine’s date on a student budget? Eat Japanese | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Katsudon, P190

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Service is cafeteria-style, so simply line up and choose your dish. —JULIAN REANTASO

Just because you’re still in school (and living on a student’s allowance) doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy and afford authentic Japanese cuisine on Valentine’s Day.

Marugame Udon is on B7 Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City. One of Japan’s biggest restaurant chains, it’s known for freshly made udon (noodles in broth) and savory tempura.

It doesn’t get more authentic than this. Even Japanese nationals queue up to savor a taste of home.

Cafeteria style

It has a warm and welcoming ambiance. Service is cafeteria-style, so simply line up and choose your dish.

Here are 10 allowance-friendly meals you can relish with your V-Day date—or wolf down with your gang of fellow singletons.

Katsudon, P190


Gyudon, P170


Sweet potato ten, P40 (per piece); tempura P60 (per piece)


Beef Curry Rice, P160


Pork Tonkatsu, P70


Chicken Karaage, P60 (per piece)


Beef Ontama Bukkake Udon, P210


Beef Udon, P185


Tuna Omusubi, P40





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