I can still remember the first time I stepped into the House of Wagyu. It happened last October 2011 and I was with one person, Joren, for our first anniversary. The ambiance was very tranquil and there was a hint of awkwardness in the air since we were the only people in the restaurant.
This time was different.
I was will eleven other people, Joren’s relatives, who kept the waiters on their feet. There was so much chatter in the air, I could hardly hear the person on the other side of the table. This time was more relaxing and much more homey but nothing beats that first taste of stone-grilled wagyu.
Whenever I’m with Joren’s family, I make him choose what I’m having. In this case I had whatever he was having, which was Rib Eye Grade 6 (Solo: 1900php.) The steak comes with a serving of the soup of the day and a choice between rice, fries or mashed potatoes. I had rice because I’m a hungry camper.
Soup of the Day: Pumpkin Soup
Coincidentally, this was also the soup of the day when Joren & I first ate at the restaurant. It was just as good as I first remembered it. Very creamy and flavorful. This is the probably the only way I’ll eat pumpkin.
Although most people would opt for a lighter side dish, I wanted rice. I love how the bits of wagyu beef are mixed in with the rice and garlic - heaven in my mouth! You don’t have to guess how big my appetite is when I’m able to eat that plus one slab of wagyu beef.
(advance)FRI-DATE Chronicles (September 27): House Of Wagyu, Stone Grill *** Yes, I know it’s only Thursday. But we had to move our date night early this week because of our schedules ***
JodiesDaddy suggested this as our restaurant of choice for this week, after seeing an ad for a 40% discount on selected steaks. We have always wanted to eat at House of Wagyu (but have been dissuaded by the price of the steak), so imagine how excited we were about the promo.
We headed to the Mall of Asia branch (since this the nearest to our workplace) only to be told that the promo was valid only in ONE of their branches (Greenhills) *sigh*. Since we both were already hyped, we decided to just push thru with our dinner at House of Wagyu.
What we had:
Suisse Raclette - this was served with potatoes, baby onions and something that resembled tiny pickles hahaha
Cream of mixed vegetable soup (which came with our steak) - I thought this would be fresh out of the can/sachet. But I was wrong! It was really good and in my opinon tasted very “fresh”
Rancher’s Cut - 700g of bone-in rib eye. It was VERY GOOD! It was served raw on top of a hot stone block and seared in front of you for 30seconds each side. And you will have the chance to cook it to your preference.
Our steak experience in House of Wagyu was one of the best we’ve ever had. Yes, it was on the pricey side but it was well worth it, plus the service was excellent. I really hope that this branch will have a 40% off promo too, because we will definitely be back if they did! Haha
Today’s Guest Enthusiast doesn’t come from New York, or the East coast, or America, for that matter. From all the way on the other side of Planet Earth, the Phillipines, it’s Mister Delicious with this Pastrami Reuben that looks right at home on 2nd Ave!
“The Pastrami Reuben is our most popular sandwich at the deli, it’s built around 150 g. (1/3 of a lb.) of our house-made spiced wagyu pastrami, piled with cole slaw and Emmental cheese on buttered and griddled rye bread with Russian dressing.”