02220: Rainy Holiday Night

Tomorrow is one of those holidays that happen to apply to both Singapore and Manila, which is always welcome. My office follows Singapore holidays while Tobie generally follows local holidays so the intersection between the two is always welcome. And it's not like we don't have a lot of overlap - the Philippines just has way too many, really.

So we didn't have to rush off to get home only to spend an hour in traffic then with maybe and hour of time together at home before heading to bed. Instead we're still at BGC waiting out the rainy day traffic after a lovely Japanese dinner in the area.

A lot of places in BGC are pretty expensive and not necessarily to our liking. Maybe our palettes are unsophisticated or something, but we tend to look for particular flavor experiences without breaking the budget.

One of the places that we have come to love despite being on the pricier side of the spectrum is Keizo Gastropub near Burgos Circle. Do note there are actually two branches of Keizo, each situated at different spokes from Burgos Circle. But what we love about the place is their chirashidon bowl, which is among the best we've ever tried. I don't claim to be an expert nor have we necessarily tried many others, but given our limited experience this one is the bomb.

Keizo is the only restaurant where will not only eat my sea urchin with gusto, but I'll even save it for last in terms of working my way around the bowl. And I'm hardly a big sea urchin fan since most places have really salty fishy ones. At Keizo is always tastes clean yet still with that sharp taste. The pieces are easy to pick up and are not excessively slimy. I guess this is what happens when it's served super fresh.

And so while a little pricey, it was a nice way to celebrate a night of relaxation.