Ninyo Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge Quezon City

Friday, July 31, 2015

#ChaMike4Ever at Ninyo Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge.




For Mike and I's 4th anniversary aside from the three-day trip to Albay, I surprised Mike (again) on our actual anniversary with another intimate romantic dinner, this time it's just within Mike's turf- in Katipunan.

Nestled along the street of Esteban Abada lies a cozy restaurant you wouldn't imagine existed in the middle of the busy Katipunan Avenue. Ninyo Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge is a fine dining restaurant that serves impeccable Asian- European fusion dishes and is a well-known place for romantic secluded set-ups (one of my friends got engaged here).

Ninyo Fusion Cuisine

It was not my first time to dine here, we celebrated Mother's Day at this restaurant and my family loved the ambiance and especially the food. Although dining here is a little expensive (we paid 3,000 ++ for the four of us) I must say that we got our money's worth, and because of that I wanted Mike to experience it with me, thus the reason why I immediately bought a voucher at cashcashpinoy.com when I saw it was on sale. For an affordable amount of Php 1,699, you will get a 4-course meal for two persons complete with private gazebo and romantic set-up.

Ironically, even if Mike lives around the area and knew about the place even before, it was his first time to go here that's why I was quite anxious to visit Ninyo with Mike (while repeatedly asked him why he never brought me here)

Venue
The moment we entered the restaurant we were greeted by an eclectic tropical garden. The place was an ancestral home turned into a restaurant that has that Tagaytay-like ambiance -  quiet and relaxing giving the customers a stress-free homey vibe.

Eclectic Garden Facade

Dining Options | Indoor
Dining here has two options: you can either eat inside a two-floor cozy indoor area, this is best for group dining. My family opted to eat indoor at the second floor because they wanted a cool area. The ambiance was still intimate but less romantic than their more popular gazebo dining.

Second Floor Indoor Area


Dining Options | Garden Gazebos
Garden gazebos are perfect for anniversaries or any romantic date with your partner. It is an open area so do not expect an aircon to cool you down but nevertheless the rustic wooden furniture, white draping on the sides & mood lighting are sure hits for couples who are in for a romantic dining experience. So of course, that was where I reserved a table for two. If you want to dine here I suggest you go here at night so it's cooler.


Garden Gazebo with Romantic set-up


Take note that it is really important to reserve prior to your actual visit because they are always full especially the gazebos. During your reservation you can ask their staff to set-up rose petals, candles or balloons for a more romantic touch.

Taken for 4 years already

Taken by this man

Food
The food are carefully prepared by the owner/head chef Nino Laus. They have several options for a 4-course meal but for the voucher we were to experience a particular degustation. Degustation C includes: 

Amuse-Bouche or a single, bite-sized hors d'oeuvre

Entremet or a small dish served between courses

Soup

Choice of Entree
Grilled Chicken Balsamic Teriyaki served with Grilled Japanese Rice and Grilled Leeks with Miso, Tomato and Onion

Honey Glazed Grilled Salmon with Sweet Citrus Miso Sauce served with Light Wasabi Mashed Potato, Grilled Asparagus and Demi Dried Tomato

Beef Salpicao Teppan Style served with Steamed Japanese Rice topped with Fried Quial Egg

Shiitake Mushroom Udon Pasta with Light Soy and Garlic Sauce served with Broccoli and Asparagus

Choice of Dessert
Burnt Creme Brûlée
Mango Pavlova

Drink for two


Degustation C

Complimentary Bread
We started the night with complimentary bread and butter on the side.

Bread

Drink | Citrus Fusion Iced Tea
The iced tea tasted fine. Not too sweet but has that mild citrusy kick.

Citrus Fusion Iced Tea

Amuse-Bouche | Wasabi Fried Oyster Tempura 
with Balsamic Citrus Mayo Dressing and Red Lumpfish Caviar
This hors d'oeuvre looked like an artwork. The oyster shell sat pleasantly on a small plate of rock salt. It tasted even better than it looked. It had a crunchy texture outside giving a perfect combo of the flavorful oyster inside. The mayo dressing and caviar made this dish even tastier. This was just so delish!

Wasabi Fried Oyster Tempura

If you want to order a regular serving of the oyster tempura they have 6 pieces for P350.

Soup | Nori Pumpkin Soup 
with Pumpkin Flower Tempura
The creamy soup was rich and savory which I loved. The chewy pumpkin flower tempura offered a new approach to this soup dish.

Nori Pumpkin Soup

Entremet | Yuzu Sorbet 
To prepare us for our main course this elegant bite-sized sorbet gave our taste buds a fresh start. 

Yuzu Sorbet

Mike's Entree | Grilled Chicken Balsamic Teriyaki 
served with Grilled Japanese Rice and Grilled Leeks with Miso, Tomato and Onion
Mike ordered this for two reasons- 1. he loves chicken 2. he loves Japanese. So this dish was a winner for him, the teriyaki and balsamic fusion added uniqueness to this yummy dish.

Grilled Chicken Balsamic Teriyaki

Cham's Entree | Honey Glazed Grilled Salmon 
with Sweet Citrus Miso Sauce served with Light Wasabi Mashed Potato, Grilled Asparagus and Demi Dried Tomato
Another work of art. I just love how they carefully put every single dish together and this particular dish is no exception. The salmon and asparagus were cooked to perfection. 

Honey Glazed Grilled Salmon

Even if this was good I would've preferred ordering the other main entree selection- Beef Salpicao Teppan Style.

Beef Salpicao Teppan Style
with Steamed Japanese Rice topped with Fried Quial Egg
I ordered this dish during my first visit and it was so good. The meat was absolutely tender & flavorful. Yum.

Beef Salpicao Teppan Style


Mike's Dessert | Mango Pavlova
Their dessert offering was just small but nevertheless tasted delectable. This meringue based dessert melts in your mouth, it's soft and light perfect for a happy ending. 

Mango Pavlova

Cham's Dessert | Burnt Creme Brûlée
Because I already ordered Mango Pavlova during our first visit I opted to try their Creme Brûlée. It's good but tasted ordinary just like other creme brûlées I've tasted. The Mango Pavlova was the better option than the Creme Brûlée if I may say. 


Brunt Creme Brûlée 


The 'ChaMike 4Ever' text added sweetness to their dessert. <3

Love Locks
Ninyo's version of Pont des Arts. After that filling and satisfying dinner the waitstaff handed us a love lock and Sharpie so we can put dedication before locking it on their love locks collection.


ChaMike's love locks



ChaMike 4Ever


Love Locks Collection

This unique feature added kilig to their already romantic offering.

Thumbs up to their waitstaff - Mike (din)

ChaMike x Ninyo

Ninyo is just exceptional. The ambiance is so lovely you'd want to fall in love over and over again. The food is painstakingly created and the customer service is superb to give a lasting impression to their customers. 

Details:
Address: 66 Esteban Abada Stree, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Contact Details: (02) 4260301


Other Related Posts:

ChaMike's 4th Anniversary

ChaMike's 3rd Anniversary 

ChaMike's 2nd Anniversary 
 
ChaMike's 1st Anniversary 
Anniversary at SALA Restaurant



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2 comments

  1. Nice write-up! Was wondering if it's going to be too hot to eat in the gazebos on a summer night? I want the romantic set-up but it defeats the purpose if we're sweating the whole time. :) Thanks

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    1. I guess dining at the gazebo on a summer night would be just fine :)

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