Some weeks ago, we went to Little Tokyo in Makati on a lovely May afternoon. It was as if stepping into a portal that immediately sent us to the place that warms my heart.
It was brimming with Japanese grocery shops and izakaya (taverns), with traditional lanterns hanging outside, ready to welcome the customers. The atmosphere reminded of the alley in Kita-kurihama we used to frequent.
Shopping at Yamazaki was splendid. Everything from candies to beverages, to chips and desserts can be found there.
In the evening, we had dinner at Hana Restaurant, which is famous for its takoyaki (octopus dumpling balls). They tasted like those our family often ate at Cainz Home.
For dessert, my mom ordered a melon-flavored kakigori (snow cone). It was reminiscent of the kakigori I enjoyed at a natsu matsuri (summer festival) while watching the spectacular fireworks with people I love.
Have you been to Little Tokyo too?