So proud of our friend Chef Sandy Daza who is now ambassador (naks!) for Canadian beef.
Canadian beef was launched last Monday at New World Hotel (Makati on Pasay Road across Greenbelt 3), which will be carrying their beef for the month of June.
It was explained at the launch that Canadian beef is graded like American beef (prime, choice, select) but that all Canadian beef is table beef and all their cows are accounted for via RFID tag. I guess this is just like Japanese beef so at any time you know a cow’s origins and lineage.
If you prefer steak that is still meaty, unlike Jap Wagyu that is sometimes too soft while excellent, get Canadian beef.
What was also interesting in the New World Hotel presentation is how they will use the Canadian beef with their Chinese menu at Jasmine!
Check out this sosyal na siopao!
Or this stir fried diced beef tenderloin … Yum!
This simple beef steak was also good. Was surprised to find goose liver on top!
Chef Sandy also gave a tip that as opposed to US beef, the quality is at par but the prices are more affordable! (Shhh let’s keep that tip between us 😜)
Our church family always eats out after the 9pm mass in Magallanes on Sundays. We’re always looking for a resto that will stay open til at least midnight.
Last month, we were always at Mitsuyado for the ramens and gyoza but come 11:30, they make a last call for orders and by midnight the waitresses are just all sitting at a table, as if to tell us Hello! Tama na please uwi na kami! We also used to frequent Cafe Breton in Magallanes for the pizza (love their pizza) but they stopped serving the pizza – something to do with the exhaust affecting the neighboring restaurant – so we became resto nomads after that. 😦
Thank God for Sandy Daza (check out his tv show Foodprints HERE). He introduced me a few months ago to Moony-san on Pasay Road. Got to try this resto for the first time with food writers I look up to.
Foie Gras Goes Japanese
Was surprised at their foie gras dishes. On my first visit we tried this foie gras salad.
On my next visit, with my church family, we were happy to try this sushi that has foie gras wrapped in a rice roll!
Other sushis we loved: the Dragon roll and the torched salmon sushi.
Was also very impressed by their imported sashimi like the hamachi. You can really taste the difference, the quality. Was told by Tokyo regular Bella Yuchengco on Instagram: “(Moonysan) used to be called Seiji … after the Japanese chef who owned it. He is also the consultant at Mogu (they have more or less the same menu) and Wagyu Steak at Sunvar Plaza.” I remember Seiji to be oh-so-expensive, as told to me by some privileged friends. Thankfully, Moonysan is now far more accessible!
They also have what I call, to borrow a term from the wine industry, accessible Wagyu. It’s Wagyu beef – not a very high-brow grade – but oh-so-soft nevertheless. It’s truly value for your money!
Best of all is the attentive service. The crew is very welcoming and they won’t kick you out come midnight! We caught the Japanese manager Hiroaki “Hiro” Iwai and their Japanese chef when our church fam dined there last Sunday, making sure everything was ok.
Moonysan. Moony Japanese Cuisine. G/F Cedar Executive Bldg #1006 A. Arnaiz Ave. (Pasay Road across Raffles) For reservations call +632 478 7550 or 568 4440 Major credit cards accepted. Wheelchair accessible on the ground floor. Open daily for lunch 11:00 am to 2:00 p.m.; dinner 6:00 pm to 12mn. Walk ins welcome.