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Friday, October 23, 2009



Not only does it serve (for us) the BEST and CHEAPEST Gyudon in town, but its also a restaurant that everyone in our family could eat!!!

My 2 little monsters Mati and Andrei, could be finicky eaters but absolutely loves their noodles! And, while they're slurping away, I could sneak in a very saucy teaspoonful of gyudon rice in their little mouths.

For this particular night, Yub and I braved SM megamall to buy Mati and Andrei their halloween costume. We were very hungry afterwards that I demanded for something fast, cheap, and JAPANESE!!!

YOSHINOYA became the clear winner because its cheap and gave our tummies (plus tastebuds) that japanese high...



I remember that the first time I ate in YOSHINOYA was when I was still in High School. My very purty purty friends would excitedly announce that their crush invited them to meet at Robinson's Galleria and the restaurant for the day would be YOSHINOYA

I would only be happy of their excitement because with my buck teeth and geeky ways, nobody would even dare take a second look at me.

So while we met up with their little boys with braces I daydreamed and fantasized that someday my knight in shining armor will come and fulfill all that Close Up commercials that I hoped would happen to me someday....

... then THIS guy comes.

Ah eh... May I just have a wand and cry out OBLIVIATE?!!

I'm just kidding. I love my hubby dearly and the reason why I love announcing to the world that I was a geeky, clumsy, awkward gal during High School because it means there is still hope for the same gals out there to get this chunk of a dashing man.


Now back to bullying him. 

Usually YOSHINOYA SM Megamall would be jam packed with hungry diners but luckily for EricJaz Foodies that night, there was not a customer in sight and we were left to ourselves....

(cue in "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye)

Ha ha ha!

Waiting for our grub....

And finally, Yub's big bowl of YOSHINOYA Gyudon (P149.00) found its way to our table. Everything was still hot and aromatic that our tummies immediately growled like Conan in a lingerie store.

(Sorry I'm not good with similes).

My husband proceeded to start eating and relished the saucy rice and tender beef of YOSHINOYA.

Even if the rice was already flavorful as it is, we would always request for an extra serving of their beef sauce and the YOSHINOYA waiters would always gladly oblige.

Check out my husband already eyeing my YOSHINOYA Gyudon even if he's not yet finished with his own bowl.

You barbarian you!!

Ha ha ha! Maybe the reason why I was not able to nab any guys in High School was because when we DO eat in YOSHINOYA, I would not have the sense to cut the tender beef and just slurp it like noodles.

Like what my husband does....

But during that time, I did not care. The bowl of hot beef YOSHINOYA rice was such a treat to eat that I would instantly shovel spoonfuls of rice into my mouth.

I guess up to now, we still do NOT care. We enjoy eating our YOSHINOYA Gyudon bowls that way.

Tasty and messy. YUM!

I take it back... THIS is the face that scared the boys with braces before.

Ha ha ha! Kidding.

As I love everything spicy, I would always request for saucers of their chili powder.  

And to cleanse the palate when the tongue gets soaked in fatty, beefy goodness, I request for some pickled ginger.

My wonderful YOSHINOYA beef  with chili powder....

Look at it and weep guys. Look at it and weep.

I am having this NOW.

My first chopstickful of saucy YOSHINOYA gyudon!!!!

Since I cannot NOT have veggies with my food, I order a small platter of YOSHINOYA Yakiudon.

I just noticed that this flavorsome plate of awesome YOSHINOYA Yakiudon has noodles... 

I'm kidding. I love noodles! I could even eat it with rice. 

That is how I roll with my carbo...

Like so...

Of course there are better Yakiudons out there but YOSHINOYA's is cheap and definitely satisfying. It pairs very well with the YOSHINOYA Gyudon.

My hub is all finished!

Is your tummy grumbly again my lord?

(Sorry... We're watching GAME OF THRONES at the moment)

After a few minutes.... we are done.

Wiped out. Except for about a tablespoonful of rice and some strands of noodles. That is because I am on a diet.

A lady has to watch her figure you know.

I remember that uber great night in YOSHINOYA SM Megamall and how after a night of shopping, their big bowls of Gyudon just relaxed our tired old selves.  

It got me thinking that hey I may not have been the most popular girl in High School (not by a long shot) and I seemed to repel boys because I was not as girly like my other purrrty purrrty friends. But knowing that NOW, there are 2 little cute monsters waiting for us at home for their costumes which I bought with my ever patient MAN who let me bully him for laughs, makes me just sit back and be thankful that everything happened the way it did.

Of course, right down to the scrumptious YOSHINOYA meet ups. 

Any excuse to remember that YOSHINOYA awesomeness... he he

Let's EAT!!!

BTW, Mati and Andrei were so happy with their costumes but after learning that we ate in YOSHINOYA without them, they turned into real life monsters and threw such hissy fits!!

Ha ha ha ha!

Life is REALLY good.

SM Megamall
UG/F SM Megamall, Bldg. A, Doña Julia Vargas Ave.
Wack Wack, Mandaluyong
(02) 632-1352


  1. I want the recipe for that Chili Rub! YUM!!

    1. Doesn't it look mouth watering? I want to learn it too!


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