My dad wanted to bring us somewhere new to celebrate Mother's day so he took us to Burgos Circle which is supposedly one of the newest hotspots at the Fort. We came without a reservation so we had to wait a couple of minutes outside. I was able to meet one of the owners while we were waiting and during the short chat we had, she told me that their executive chef trained in New York (because we told her we just arrived from there) and worked for Balthazar and under Mario Batalli. She also specifically advised me to try the Aspara Kani Maki so I did. I wasn't really that impressed with it though.
Aspara Kani Maki (Php 225)
It's a simple asparagus roll with crabstick, lemon zest and bonito flakes. Nothing stellar really plus there was too much mayonnaise that masked the sushi. On the positive side, I liked how the lemon zest stood out.
My brother and dad's staple sashimi plate - Sake Sashimi (Php 115). I love that they served it with freshly grated wasabi and not the powder form you mix with water. It really makes a huge difference!
Uni Sashimi (Php 205) - Generous serving, very fresh and sweet
Tenderloin with Foie Gras (Php 760)
They weren't stingy on the foie but the beef cubes were tender. It was a little overcooked though as I specifically mentioned I want it to be medium rare.
Ebi Tempura (Php 350)
Well this is a rather straightforward dish. It was no stand-out but it satisfied my craving for fried shrimp albeit too oily!
Our Rating: Satisfactory food (7.5 out of 10) and above average service for a reasonable price. I have to admit that Omakase still remains be my favorite neighborhood Japanese-fusion restaurant here in Manila.
Unit ES-2 Forbes Town Center
Burgos Circle, Fort Bonifacio Global City