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
I'm a Travel and Architecture photographer, blogger and writer based in Cebu, the Philippines.
A true blue Cebuano, I make stunning images and meaningful stories. My work has been published in various coffee table books as well as local and international publications including Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London), done photo assignments for Mabuhay and written posts in Smile.
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