San Juan City is a burgeoning foodie mecca with several restaurants and eateries popping up. I’m not at all familiar with this area that when I got invited for a food tasting event at 5th Taste, a modern/fusion Japanese restaurant, I was having difficulty going to the place, and relied on Google Maps for directions.
5th Taste, Modern Japanese Cuisine bases it’s name from umami or savory, the fifth basic taste after sweet, sour, bitter and salty. It is located at the second floor of a building, above a takoyaki and milk tea place place called Tamayaki. The food served that night were some of the restaurant’s favorites plus some new ones that they will be introducing.
There were standouts and I especially love the Kani Pizza. The same with the smoked mackerel sushi and the 5th Taste Cheesesteak Sandwich. Check out the captions below each photo where I wrote more about the specific dish served.
Thanx to 5th Taste for the food tasting invite
453 P. Guevarra St.
San Juan City, Metro Manila
+63 2 705 1856
Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications.
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