Sensei Sushi in BF Homes.


If there's one cuisine I could eat every day, it would be Japanese.  So when T's sister Michelle told me that she tried a good Japanese restaurant in BF Homes, I told T I wanted to go there after a long day at work (which is when I need good food the most).

It's pretty hard to find Sensei Sushi since it's just a little hole-in-the-wall. T had to drive slowly along Aguirre Avenue so we wouldn't miss it. As a guide, look for this sign on your right (if you're coming from Alabang) between a Nuat Thai massage place and a Korean grocery.




Sensei Sushi only has a few tables and even if T and I went after dinner hours, the place is still full.




Since I wanted something different, T and I mostly ordered from their specials on the board because those are the ones with ingredients that are imported from Japan.




Like this Chutoro Sashimi (P680/$15.20) which is the part found near the skin on the back and on the belly of a bluefin tuna.  It's imported from Japan which is why six slices yield such a hefty price tag.  But the tuna is so soft that you can slice it with chopsticks!  It's the melt-in-your-mouth kind and definitely worth ordering.




There are fried oysters on the menu but these are only local oysters.  Instead, I ordered Pan Fried Japanese Oysters (P380/$8.50++) from the board because the oysters used in that dish are imported from Japan.  The price is 4x more but OH. MY. GOSH.  It's so worth it!  I am used to oysters because I grew up in a place where oysters are abundant and eaten in every home for lunch or dinner but I went crazy for this.  So good.  Another must try!




T got the Torched Salmon Belly (P380/$8.50++) also from the board.   It's good, too!




T also got Grilled Sanma (P460/$10.33) which is mackerel imported from Japan.  It was just ok.  Good but nothing special.  Like I always say, I'm not a fan of fish with bones so T always removes them for me.  Labor of love ;)




There are only two items we ordered from the regular menu.  One of them is the Tuna and Crispy Scallop Dynamite (P285/$6.40++) which has kyuri, cream cheese, and dynamite sauce.  It seems like this is a bestseller since almost all of the tables that night have this.




The other one is the Ebi Tempura (P380/$8.50++) which is tiger prawns with its head on served with aonori and tempura sauce. It seems thin in the photo but the prawns are big and the batter has the right crunch T and I look for in tempuras.




Just a side kwento before ending this post.  I need to tell you this story because it's the reason why T and I serendipitously ended up in Family Mart (read about my blog post about the Twirl-All-You-Can 25 Pesos Ice Cream).

T and I kind of had a 'first world problem' when we dined here in Sensei Sushi.  Towards the end of our meal, I learned that they only accept cash payments, no credit cards.  So when I wanted to order another Coke Zero, I realized we might not have enough cash!  I don't usually carry cash with me but that night I had a thousand and T said he had two. But even so, with all those specials that we ordered, I'm not sure that our money would be enough.  So I had to compute for the total and just to be sure, T asked for the bill in the middle of our meal.

When the bill came, it was a little below 3,000.  But the server forgot to include the first Coke Zero I ordered so we still were not sure if the money we had was enough.  T and I were both shy to ask but since we had no way of knowing how much a can of soda costs, T asked the server anyway.  When he answered 45 pesos.. I couldn't hide my relief and exclaimed "YES!".  The server looked at me funny while T smirked.  All that stress just for that soda.  Babaw but that's how much I wanted a Coke Zero!!!

And that's why we ended up in Family Mart since we both wanted dessert but only had 120 pesos more or less left in our wallets :D


Thumbs Up!
Authentic Japanese food.
Attentive and patient server (even if he's the only one attending to everybody).

Thumbs Down!
Nothing really except for the small dining space so it may be hard to get a seat during dinner rush.
Cash only.

Verdict
T and I will definitely be back!


Sensei Sushi
Dining Date: 8 September 2014

Contact Information

268 Aguirre Avenue
BF Homes 
Paranaque
Philippines

Tel No.: (02) 358-1387
Mobile No.: (0917) 515-7018

Facebook Page
Twitter: @Sensei_PH
Instagram: @Sensei_PH

Operating Hours

Monday to Sunday
11:30am - 4:00pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm




4 comments

  1. Omg we are SO the same! :)) I also always carry credit cards with me rather than cash kasi it's more convenient diba? So I stay away from BF joints when I don't have enough coz most of the restos there only accept cash nga, Hmp! @_@ Hassle sa muscle! :P BUT.. I also love the food there so we keep going back.

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  2. Omg we are SO the same! :)) I also always carry credit cards with me rather than cash kasi it's more convenient diba? So I stay away from BF joints when I don't have enough coz most of the restos there only accept cash nga, Hmp! @_@ Hassle sa muscle! :P BUT.. I also love the food there so we keep going back.

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  3. SUGAR AND SPICE. See!! I am your junior version! :) I'm sure Kap K asks you to bring cash always just in case there's an emergency? T is like that kasi. Always reminding me to bring cash. Like when my ePass is empty na pala.. Patay. No money for toll! Happened once or twice.. Or thrice or maybe more. Haha!

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  4. I super love Sensei Sushi! And the Chef is our schoolmate from Zobel. Did you get to meet him?
    When you come back, do try their half-baked chocolate cake (I hope I remember the name correctly).

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