Osaka Ohsho: All New Teppanyaki Festival

Have you been to Osaka Ohsho in SM Megamall lately? While I've dined many times in this renowned gyoza specialist from Japan, it's only recently that I found out about their latest offering -- the All New Teppanyaki Festival.

Osaka Ohsho Teppanyaki Festival

Teppanyaki, which literally means iron plate (teppan) and grilled (yaki), is a type of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food. It has been one of my most favorite styles of Japanese food preparation especially with meats, so you can just imagine how glad I was to learn that Osaka Ohsho had rolled out eight new teppanyaki dishes to tickle the palate.

Salmon Bacon Teppanyaki (P370)
Salmon Bacon Teppanyaki (P370)
First among the teppanyaki dishes my friends and I tried was the Salmon Bacon Teppanyaki which had five pieces of ocean fresh Norwegian pink salmon wrapped in premium honey-cured belly bacon strips and doused with a Japanese teriyaki sauce.

Bacon Cut Pork Belly Asparagus Teppanyaki (P250)
Bacon Cut Pork Belly Asparagus Teppanyaki (P250)
We also enjoyed this plate of five pieces of farm-fresh asparagus spears wrapped in sukiyaki sliced pork belly strips drizzled with the same Japanese teriyaki sauce. Although this was almost similar with the previous dish, the change to using asparagus (and lots of them) for the filling made every bite more refreshing and summer-fitting.

Mixed Mushroom and Bacon Teppanyaki (P310)
✓ Mixed Mushroom and Bacon Teppanyaki (P310)
Although my friends and I loved the first two dishes as we're all fans of anything wrapped in bacon, we all agreed that these mixed mushroom and bacon rolls are the ultimate winner among the three. Slices of shitake, shimeji and eringi mushrooms with asparagus spears wrapped in bacon with Osaka Ohsho's original Urinchi sauce -- we just couldn't get enough!

Prawn Teppanyaki (P495)
Prawn Teppanyaki (P495)
Since I still can't eat a lot of prawns, I only took a bite. But, it was already enough for me to say that this plate of premium seasoned black tiger prawns sautéed in butter and garlic served with a wasabi-mayo dip, will surely please shrimp and prawn lovers.

Sake Beef Teppanyaki (P330)
Sake Beef Teppanyaki (P330)
It was a little unfortunate that our plate of Sake Beef Teppanyaki was a tad dry. But even so, it was really good flavor-wise. Perfectly seasoned sukiyaki sliced beef strips sautéed in Japanese sake, garlic and butter, and served with a side of Japanese coleslaw. Such a shame. Hopefully, on our next visit, this dish will be served perfectly soft and tender.

Mixed Shellfish Teppanyaki (P325)
✓ Mixed Shellfish Teppanyaki (P325)
We honestly didn't expect much from this dish. However, we were proven wrong. This plateful of scallops, mussels and clams were enjoyably flavorful, with beautiful notes of garlic butter and onions. Just to prove the point, the boyf isn't really a fan of any shellfish dishes. But, he was so happy with this dish that he managed to finish off the whole serving!

Sakana Matsuri Teppanyaki (P420)
Sakana Matsuri (Fish Festival) Teppanyaki (P420)
Fish lovers will be delighted with this next teppanyaki dish. Norwegian pink salmon, Pacific Blue marlin and Yellow Fin tuna steaks are sautéed in garlic, butter and Japanese sake, with a drizzle of refreshing and tangy lemon, to form this fish overload of an item.

Ika Sugataki (P250)
✓ Ika Sugataki (P250)
When this dish was first served on our table, I was immediately reminded of adobong pusit which I grew up eating, so I didn't pay much attention to it. However, this version is definitely better, in my personal opinion. Sweet, savory, slightly spicy, and significantly more flavorful -- this is how I'd described this Japanese-style sautéed squid dish. Yum yum yum!


While I don't get tired of Osaka Ohsho's already-impressive menu, it's really nice that they decided to add these eight teppanyaki dishes to further offer more variety. Although not all eight teppanyaki items had me ooh-ing and ahh-ing, I was happy to find a few favorites. And I'm sure anyone who tries them will do too, as there's basically something for everyone. As for service, it was courteous and efficient as always, so I can't wait to go back for more!

My first visit to Osaka Ohsho in SM Megamall
New Gyoza and Fuwatoro Tenshin Han Offerings

Taste 4/5
Ambiance - 4/5
Service - 4/5
Price - 3.5/5
Overall Value - 4/5

Osaka Ohsho, SM Megamall
3/F SM Mega Fashion Mall, Julia Vargas Ave.,
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines
(0917) 828-5011

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