DIY at Yakimix-A A +A
Friday, October 11, 2013
FOODIES who have tried dining at the Yakimix will have something in common to share about the restaurant -- its unique features and it's a wide array of tasty dishes.
Just in case you haven't heard of it yet, it's the restaurant that recently opened at the second floor of Abreeza of the Ayala Malls, situated right next to Power Mac Center.
Aside from its cosy interior and a wide counter for foods on the right side, one will not notice much of its distinctive features that set it apart from the burgeoning restos in the city unless you step inside.
To start off the list, first is how they welcome the diners. One crew will greet the customer "Irasshaimase!" and the rest will follow.
Not to say that it is the only thing that makes Yakimix extra special from several others, but if a simple greeting such as that can set the mood of a customer for a gastronomic meal, then that's a way to go!
"That's how we welcome our customers. 'Irasshaimase' means 'welcome' in Japanese... That's the trademark of Yakimix," said Chito Manlapas, area manager of Yakimix in Davao City.
Another distinction of the restaurant are the foods it offers, which are a mix of the best of Asian cuisines like Korean, Japanese, Cantonese, and of course, Filipino, all offered under one roof. It's also an eat-all-you-can, so customers can load up on foods to their hearts' content.
Prior to the opening last October 6, 2013, Manlapas said they got so many reservations from diners who are excited to have a fill of the best of Asian foods, from seafood, vegetables, sweet delicacies, to meat dishes that comprise the 150 food items in the list.
"Maraming reservations, fully-booked na," Manlapas said.
He said there are already 10 branches of Yakimix in Manila and two in Mindanao, the first opened in General Santos and the other in Davao City. The one in the city can accommodate a total of 230 customers at a time.
There are also two Hong Kong executive chefs who are behind the kitchen plus almost 50 staffs who back the daily operation of Yakimix.
Also, the raw ingredients available are a mix of imported and locally sourced, which ensure the quality of the foods offered.
There's also a griller that is put in place to each table that allows diners to prepare foods on their own should they want to indulge on the fresh barbecued meat straight from the counter.
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Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 11, 2013.