April 3, 2010

Hot off the griddle

Filipinos don't need much of a reason to gather around food. But balikbayan (returning countrymen) family and friends are always an excuse to eat at the best restaurants. So when a friend from college visited from Canada, a group of us got together at a teppan or hibachi room of Kimpura, one of the oldest Japanese restaurants in Metro Manila. You can see some of my friends reflected in the mirrored walls.

teppan chef at Kimpura Japanese restaurant


See what's reflecting what at James' Weekend Reflections.
Weekend Reflections

28 comments:

Youth_in_Asia said...

Looks delicious. What are the three things on the hibachi to the right of the mountain of rice?

Louis la Vache said...

(GRIN)
Mme la Vache, who lived in Japan for 15 years, came running to see this!

Jacob said...

A couple of things: 1) this is a heart-warming photo of a reunion of sorts; 2) this is a superb composition.

Overall, a delightful photograph that in the end spikes my appetite!

Have a wonderful Easter weekend, Hilda!

ρομπερτ said...

What a wonderful proof that food indeed keeps bodies, minds and souls together.

Please have a wonderful start into the weekend.

Boise Diva said...

And here I am thinking about dinner and it won't be as good as that looks, I'm sure.

Leif Hagen said...

Oishi so! Delicious photo, Hilda! I met four women in our nearby French cafe' today. They were surprised to hear me speak Japanese to them.
Sayonara Hilda-san! Genki de ne!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Great sense of family and fellowship, centered around gathering and food. Nirvana as far as I'm concerned! Enjoyed reading the "No mass" post. If you can only stop by once, visit GDP on Sunday. See an interesting iconostasis!

Jan
GDP

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is so yummy and delicious !!

Gattina said...

What a nice picture ! I love japonese restaurants and food and the fact that the cook is preparing the food in front of you !

Misalyn said...

Konichiwa Hilda-san!

Looks yummy! Nice reflection shot.

Dina said...

A fun picture.
Nice that there is a special word for returning countrymen.

VP said...

Almost lunchtime here, but my meal would be a bit more Mediterranean than this.
A very good portrait of the cook (?) and some nice glimpses of the gathering of your friends.

Kaori said...

Yum! I love Teppan-yaki!

michael bird said...

How unique! And it makes me hungry as well.

Clytie said...

A wonderful composition - the way you framed the chef between the two reflections. Great picture! Except now I'm hungry.

Mirela said...

Mmmmm now I'm starving!

Clueless in Boston said...

The food looks delicious. It's wonderful to see the food prepared right in front of you like that. Have a great Easter Sunday.

cieldequimper said...

Right. It isn't quite supper time yet but I am off to the kitchen! ;-)

Kilauea Poetry said...

Fantastic! I like your chef!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yumm!! I'd love to be reflected in that glass. sounds so good and looks like you are all having a great time as well as great food.

James said...

This is the tastiest reflection of the week. :) I love this type of restaurant. A dinner, a cooking show and reflections. :)

Hilda said...

Jon (Youth in Asia):
It's gindara, cod fish. Though what particular variety, I have no idea.

Eden said...

Looks so yummy, Hilda. And beautiful reflections on the mirrored wall.

Serline said...

Yummilicious foods to Enjoy with Friends. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Ann said...

looks yummy, did you know you were taking the reflection or you just took it by accident?

the donG said...

just in time for our break time.

Rebecca said...

I didn't realize those were mirrors until I read your post!

George said...

This is a very interesting Weekend Reflections photo. The meal looks delicious. I imagine you had a wonderful time with your friends.