It is no doubt that Filipinos love food; whether it is local, international, or even fusion dishes, we are always on a hunt for new flavors.
Located right outside Volet's Resort in Dasmarinas City, Cavite, a Japanese inspired restaurant emerged...and that's what I came to visit and investigate further.
A Western and Japanese inspired restaurant, AJI House of Yakitori, serves varieties of chicken and pork barbecues and traditional and western inspired Japanese cuisine. For the information of everyone, Yakitori is a Japanese term for skewered grilled chicken or any skewered food in general.
Since we just came from a long hike that day, we were really hungry, so we ordered several plates that looked appealing on their menu. Here are some of their dishes that you could try when visiting AJI House of Yakitori.
Grilled Chicken Teri Salad - Php 160.00
Lettuce, hearts of romaine, teriyaki glazed grilled chicken, cucumber, carrots, edamame, cherry tomato, sesame seeds, crispy chicken skin tossed with wasabi dressing. This salad I can guarantee is delicious!
Grilled Chicken Teri Salad - Php 150.00
Lettuce, hearts of romaine, kani, cucumber, carrot, ebiko and nori tossed with Mango vinaigrette.
California Maki - Php 150.00
Rice rolled in fish caviar stuffed with cucumber, ripe mango, kani, Japanese mayo, and wasabi. This is always a personal favorite of mine.
Gyoza 6pcs - Php 160.00
Steamed pot sticker ground chicken with leeks and cabbage with gyoza sauce.
Karaage Wings 6 pcs - Php 160.00
Deep friend chicken lollipops with house blend spices serve with wasabi mayo.
AJI's Edamame Dip - Php 160.00
Pureed Japanese Peas with cream cheese, parmesan cheese serve with warm pita bread. Some might think this was a hummus, but I think this is more flavorful than that!
Fish Tofu - Php 120.00
Deep friend house blend tofu serve with sriracha mayo. I was really impressed with flavors of this fish tofu. A must try!
AJI's YAKITORI - Php 150.00
In this course, there are 3 yakitoris to choose from served with rice, nori and coleslaw as a side dish.
TORI A - Chicken Breast, Chicken Thigh, and Chicken Sausage
TORI B - Chicken breast, chicken thigh, chicken liver and heart.
TORI C - Chicken breast, chicken thigh, and Tsukune.
AJI Cheese Steak - Php 195.00Sukiyaki beef with with sauteed onion topped with melted jack cheese on a bun. Served with fries and coleslaw.
Fish Karaage Sandwich - Php 180.00
House blend spices breaded fish with sriracha mayo on a bun. Also served with fries and coleslaw.
Haji Dog - Php 190.00
Hungarian Sausage topped with shredded iceberg lettuce in buns. Serve with side of fries and coleslaw.
Banana Katsu - PHP 140.00
Deep friend Panko breaded banana topped with roasted nuts, honeycomb sugar, drizzled with Hershey's chocolate sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This dessert is a must! Never leave Aji without ordering this!
After trying out all their dishes, I would not be surprised that people will enjoy the flavors at AJI's House of Yakitori as much as we did. The servings at Aji is very generous and some of them are even good enough for sharing - talking about making your money's worth!
The place is at the center of Dasmarinas City and surrounded by big universities and establishments making it an ideal place for everyone who wants to have a great meal.
Drinks are served in a mason jars which was so cool and very generous since these jars are huge.
All of these is not possible without these two creative men who thought of this concept, JC Jardiniano who is the General Manager and Mark Lester Magsino, the managing director of Aji House of Yakitori Restaurant.
If you are in the vicinity of Dasmarinas city in Cavite or at Volet's Resort for a swim with your family or friends, consider dining at Aji restaurat.
Aji House of Yakitori is located at Volet's Resort, Aguinaldo Highway, Dasmarinas City, Cavite.
Mondays - Thursday 11:00 am until 9:00 pm.
Friday - Sunday 11:00 am until 10:00 pm