Soru Izakaya recently opened their 3rd branch at the Ortigas Technopoint, serving modern Japanese cuisine. They have other branches in Maginhawa and BGC. The place is a high ceiling split level space that features a sleek, modern design with eye catching murals. Parking in the CW Home Depot compound is easy and ample and best of all free for 3 hours until 8pm, after that it’s a flat rate of P30.
Oh Umi Maki (P390). Shrimp tempura and salmon maki topped with torched sliced salmon, mayo, teriyaki sauce and tempura bits. A hefty but enjoyable roll with lots of texture and flavor. You’ll get smokiness from the torched salmon, creamy and crunchy from the tempura bits and mayo mix then another crunch once you get to the tempura in the middle.
Lava Maki (P390). It carries on the bright and fun look of their maki presentation, this one designed like a volcano with lava flowing out. The “lava” is salmon and tuna cubes in spicy mayo sauce while the “volcano” maki is packed with salmon skin, crabstick, and tamago. I found the spiciness too much for my tastes.
Tori Kasai Maki (P260). Get a taste of Korean and Japanese flavors in one bite with this maki creation. Spiced chicken thigh with cream cheese topped with kimchi and torched cheese sauce. This was really enjoyable and our favorite maki of the day.
Gyu Maki (P280). Thinly sliced beef wrapped around shiitake mushroom and tamago maki, drizzled with cream cheese sauce and topped with an onsen egg. Perfect order for those who don’t like raw seafood, but I would ask them to serve the onsen egg on the side. I felt the onsen egg was distracting from enjoying the flavor of the maki as well as making it harder and messier to eat.
Vegetable Kakiage (P180). Assorted vegetable tempura, crispy and not oily, with a unique avocado dip on the side.
Tomahawk Katsu (P320). Tomahawk cutlet breaded and deep fried. This is your usual katsu, just using a tomahawk chop which adds nothing except for visual impact. Katsu sauce is drizzled on top with black and white sesame seeds to finish.
Udon Carbonara (P340). This unassuming dish turned out to be our favorite of the meal. Udon noodles tossed in light wasabi cream sauce with uni, salmon and shiitake mushrooms topped with ebiko and parmesan cheese. I suggest mixing it all up before eating so the uni will be mixed into the sauce and noodles to add an extra layer of creaminess. I tried a little at first thinking it would be cloying but it was anything but and we kept getting more.
Japanese Strawberry Cheesecake (P200). A mix of spongecake and cheesecake for a light and fluffy dessert, topped with cream and strawberries.
Soru IzakayaG/F Ortigas Technopoint
1 Doña Julia Vargas Avenue,
Ortigas Center, Pasig
Contact No.: (632) 246-9069 ext. 682
Facebook Page: Soru Izakaya
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