Youngest Sister's Graduation Celebration at Yakimix

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Yesterday, my sister graduated from college. She is the youngest in the family so it was a special moment for my family. My parents finally accomplished what they had long wanted: to give all of their child a good education.

To commemorate the event, my family decided to eat at Yakimix, a Japanese eat-all-you-can restaurant that just recently opened.

Eating at Yakimix is definitely not cheap so I planned to get the best out of the experience. To do this, I imposed some rules on myself so that I can taste as many foods as possible

  1. I will focus on Japanese dishes as opposed to the grilled meat offerings
  2. Only one sample per dish

With that in mind, I ventured into the fray…

First Plate

Pesto Chicken Penne Pasta, Soy Chicken, Lechon Kawali, Fried Maki, Californian Maki, Canadian Maki, Spice Salmon Maki and Steamed Spicy Wanton

Pesto Chicken Penne Pasta, Soy Chicken, Lechon Kawali, Fried Maki, Californian Maki, Canadian Maki, Spice Salmon Maki and Steamed Spicy Wanton

I picked some safe dishes then gravitated towards Japanese food for my first plate.

The Pesto Chicken Penne Pasta tasted good, similar to those served by a now defunct eat-all-you-can restaurant I used to frequent.

Nothing standed out from the Soy Chicken and Lechon Kawali to distinguish them from the local restaurants offerings.

I wasn’t able to find substantial difference from the makis. I think it was because I paired Wasabi with all of them, overpowering their unique flavors.

The Steamed Spicy Wanton just melted in my mouth. I broke my rule of tasting only one sample of a dish with this one.

Second Plate

Red Velvet, Mango Jelly Cheesecake and Blueberry Cheesecake

Red Velvet, Mango Jelly Cheesecake and Blueberry Cheesecake

At this point, I was still waiting for some of my siblings and parents to come. Not wanting to get full before they arrive, I chose to eat desserts in the meantime.

The Red Velvet cake really looked delicious. I was disappointed to discover that it is just a cousin of the chocolate cake with a red dye. I was expecting it to be flavored raspberry or strawberry.

The mango jelly and blueberry cheesecake were delicious. But it seems that the most flavorful parts were concentrated on the top jelly layer in the former and the blueberry syrup topping in the latter.

Third Plate

Kani Sashimi, Tamago Sashimi, Buddha's Delight, Salt and Pepper Salmon, Pizza and Wasabi

Kani Sashimi, Tamago Sashimi, Buddha’s Delight, Salt and Pepper Salmon, Pizza and Wasabi

After having my fill of dessert, I went back to sampling more Japanese food.

I decided to try the sashimis. I wasn’t sure what they were but I picked 2, Kani sashimi and Tamago sashimi. It turned out that Kani was crab meat while Tamago was egg meat. I loved the taste of Kani but found Tamago to be bland.

Buddha’s Delight was the only dish that was composed primarily of vegetables that I sampled. It was composed of Shiitake mushrooms, cabbages and some stuff I could not identify due to my culinary illiteracy. It was good enought that I wished I knew how to cook this at home for regular consumption.

Salt and Pepper Salmon seemed to be fried marinated salmon. I honestly could not taste the salmon’s flavor since the marinade was too thick.

I was uninterested with the Pizza at first but my codiners loved it. The meat and cheese in the pizza was delicious. Their pizza could give other pizza chains a run for their money.

Fourth Plate

Sukiyaki with Naruto, Shiitake Mushroom, Beef and Korean Noodles

Sukiyaki with Naruto, Shiitake Mushroom, Beef and Korean Noodles

I have heard “Sukiyaki” so many times but this was the first time I have actually tasted a Sukiyaki dish. I was unsure of what to do at first but decided that I would try out a simple mix. I picked Naruto, beef strips, mushrooms and Korean noodles as my ingredients.

It turned out that Naruto tastes like tofu and Korean noodles was great for those who love chewy noodles. The soup itself tasted sweet but in a good wy, not like sugar was just added to the water. The soup gives flavor to all the other components that I mixed.

Fifth Plate

Wasabi Maki and Salmon Warship

Wasabi Maki and Salmon Warship

After tasting Wasabi earlier, I was curious how the Wasabi maki would taste. Unfortunately, it wasn’t that interesting. The wasabi in the maki was weak compared to the one I tasted earlier.

The Salmon Warship is a nigirizushi type of sushi. I really like this sushi because the salmon’s taste blends well with the mayonnaise topping. I also noticed that they used some sort of sticky rice for this sushi.

Conclusion

In addition to the above, I ate some grilled meats and a crepe because some of my siblings can’t finish them all.

Overall, I can say that this restaurant is really worth it. Lots of tasty food offerings that are not common in our area. The cost of cooking this kinds of foods would be much higher than just dining here using a back of the envelope calculation. I would definitely recommend eating at this restaurant, even if the reason is just to try.

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