Last Saturday, December 8, I celebrated my 21st birthday. I intentionally didn’t make a big fuss about it on my blog because, personally, I think turning a year older is just nothing but a number that tells us that we should start acting more mature and be thankful for another year has passed. Well, I’d like to think that given the responsibility of looking after not just myself but also my 3 siblings made me mature than I should be at this age. Also, just the miracle of us waking up in the morning when a billion things can go wrong during our sleep causing us to die before we see the light of day is enough reason to be thankful every single day of our lives — not just during birthdays and special events.

Nonetheless, I wanted to spend the day with good food and great company simply because we seldom get the same day off from school. If you don’t know, December 8 is an official holiday for DLSU-D. So it’s automatic that we don’t have classes during my birthday… just one of the perks of being born on the same day as the Immaculate Concepcion. πŸ™‚

Having nothing to do, BF and I decided to start our Christmas shopping early to avoid late minute shopping and all the hassle that comes with it. We circled Glorietta and Landmark a couple of times and were able to pick up gifts for my titas from Marks & Spencers and toys for the kiddielets at Toy Kingdom. However, we still have to finish 1/4 of my Christmas list in the coming days since we didn’t get to finish it last week.

With our stomachs growling and our feet aching from all the walking, we decided to rest and fill out tummies at Yakimix. BF had been bugging me to try this place for months now but I was to lazy to commute all the way to Makati for a silly restaurant. I should really reconsider how I make decisions. T.T
Yakimix is basically an “eat-all-you-can” Japanese buffet with a smokeless grill at the center of each table. Definitely something I haven’t tried before! Good thing BF has an eye for this kind of dining experiences since I’m obviously too comfortable with just Mcdo and Jollibee. LOL!

Thinly sliced raw meat marinated in different kind of sauces.. if only I can order a bottle beer with this. Perfect! LOL! πŸ™‚

Look-y! That’s the mustard see-through top I got from Greenhills. It doesn’t look cheap, noh? πŸ™‚ It was for only Php 350, I think. πŸ™‚
Our little “lutu-lutuan”. LOL!
I liked the barbeque-thingy meat wedged on the stick but it has this green veggie in the middle that’s extremely spicy! I have the lowest possible tolerance for spicy food so I had to ask BF to finish it for me as I settled for the marinated beef strips and the vegetable in pork roll, both are raw and still to be cooked on the smokeless grill.
They have this salad aisle wherein almost all veggies that you could possibly think of that is also in vegetable salads are here. You can make whatever salad you like, partnered with any sauce of preference. I was about to make my own salad for my first round but I decided that it was my cheat day (since it’s my birthday and all) so I allowed myself to let loose and stuff my face with good food. πŸ™‚
This I absolutely love! It reminds me so much of my father who is a chef (who makes the best sushi ever!) and coincidentally, also a seaman — thus the boat-like presentation. Cool, huh?

For my round 2, I got a plate full of sushi before I venture to the dessert aisle. Yum!
Cakes and bite size cheesecakes are the first ones to greet me upon entering the proximity of the dessert dreamland. Yakimix has a smaller variety of sweets and sushi compared to Dad’s and Saisaki but the unique experience of actually grilling the food before we eat was enough for the trade off.
I’d like to call this the stairway to diabetes composed mainly of cream puffs, brownies and cupcakes. LOL! I wasn’t able to try out any from this section because I was too eager to line up for the “make
your own ice cream” bar on the side. πŸ™‚
We had to line up because there was only one ice cream freezer and scooper. It was fine though because everyone was just so polite and giving. Unlike others, the people there have class! They would only fill one or two bowls with ice cream at a time even if they’re asked to get for more than 3 people. They gave way and let the next person finish as they fall in line again to get more. No one was hugging the ice cream station. *faith in humanity restored LOL!

Next to the ice cream station was, of course, the different toppings.

Sweets, fruits and other weird things — you name it, they’ve got it! Actually even sour gummies were offered next to the ice creams!
I was given the chance to make the weirdest and most creative ice cream I could think of without anyone asking what the hell was wrong with me. Yet, I made this usual sundae. Booo!
This is the concrete proof how many times BF had dessert. LOL! He just loved the blueberry cheesecake. <3
I know there’s this one question you can’t wait to ask me; How much? πŸ™‚
That’s their usual price range during weekdays, weekends and holidays. They’re a bit hefty for someone who is very picky in food and eats very little. But if you eat like a guy, well, you would find this place very fulfilling — for your stomach. πŸ™‚

By the way, if you’re planning to eat at Yakimix, be sure to go before they open at 5:30pm and get your name listed. It’s a first come, first serve basis. If they call your reservation name and you’re not there, they’ll skip you and you’ll have to wait until the receptionist finishes the entire list before going back to you.

That’t it for my once in a blue moon food post.
I’ll post some photos during my birthday on another post to avoid making a post crowded with too many pictures and info. πŸ™‚
See you on my next post!