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New Japanese restaurant 'Asakusa, Home of Tempura': 11 things to try

MANILA, Philippines - Soft, golden tempura, with its crispy covering over tender seafood (or anything, really), is a perennial favorite to order at many Japanese restaurants.

A Taste of Asakusa in Manila

Back when I was working my first job in the Libis area more than a couple of years ago, my officemates and I would frequent Kapitolyo or Eastwood for lunches outside the office.

New Restaurant Alert: Asakusa at The Grove by Rockwell, Pasig

Tempura seems set to be the next big thing, getting ready to take Manila by storm after the ramen and katsu boom. The time seems ripe, and Asakusa, named after the district in Tokyo that's all tempura restaurants..

Asakusa Home of Tempura: Crispy, tasty, and not one bit greasy

The Japanese food of late here in Manila has been dominated by every restaurant doing signature sushi rolls and, more recently, deep-fried breaded cuts of pork and seafood that we all lovingly know as katsu. It was a pleasure..