Sampling the Exquisite Flavors of Okada

Filipino food aficionados and lovers of anything sumptuous and delectable are in for an amazing treat!

Okada Manila, the country’s biggest and newest integrated resort is bringing to the Philippines a wonderful world of gastronomic delights and culinary masterpieces. Home to 21 different self-operating restaurants, Okada Manila is poised to become the Philippines’ hottest dining destination.

Recognizing Cebu as the country’s second biggest metropolis and the next most important lifestyle center in the Philippines, Okada Manila recently launched here in Cebu a two-day dining spectacle aptly called “Taste of Okada.” Taste of Okada is a preview of what Okada Manila has to offer. Headlining the event was Michelin-starred Chef Hirofumi Imamura of upscale contemporary Japanese restaurant Kappou Imamura which is set to open at Okada Manila this year.

Read on to know more about Chef Imamura’s well-loved signature specialties at the “Taste of Okada” event here in Cebu.

Taste of Okada

The two-day Taste of Okada event, which brought together digital influencers, members of the local media, as well as some of Cebu’s most important names, was held at the posh Anzani Prime in Banilad.

Guests enjoyed a wide variety of arrival canapes before the start of the 6-course meal.

First Course

Flash-Smoked Seasonal Fish Salad

Seared Rosy Sea Bass and Rolled Scallion with Julienned Vegetables in Miso Vinegar

Flash-smoked Seasonal Fish Salad

Second Course

Sake-Simmered Live Lobster in Thick Winter Sauce

Simmered Lobster with Lily Bulb and Lotus in Thick Taro Sauce

Sake-Simmered Live Lobster in Thick Winter Sauce

Third Course

Yaki-Nituke Style Charcoal-grilled Kinki Fish

Grilled Kinki Fish with Stewed Daikon Radish, Shishito Pepper, and Japanese Leek

Yaki-Nituke Style Charcoal-grilled Kinki Fish

Fourth Course

Stewed Japanese Wagyu Beef and Yuba Soy Skin

Stewed Wagyu Beef in Sweet Soy with Arrowhead, Spinach, Napa, and Japanese Carrot in Egg Foam

Stewed Japanese Wagyu Beef and Yuba Soy Skin

Fifth Course

Truffle Rice and Miso Soup

Winter Truffle with Buttered Rice and Miso Soup

Truffle Rice and Miso Soup

Sixth Course

Yuzu Gianduja with Bitter ChocolateMousse Mango Sorbet

Yuzu-Flavored Parfait with Gianduja Crisp Grand Cru 64% Valrhona Chocolate Mousse

Yuzu Gianduja with Bitter ChocolateMousse Mango Sorbet

Ending the 6-course meal with more sweet treats!

Okada Manila executives flew in from Manila in full force for the special intimate gathering and to show their support for their very own Chef Hirofumi Imamura.

Okada Manila Executives: (from top clockwise) Senior Vice President – International Marketing Raymond Ching, Senior Vice President – Premium Marketing Minoru Oshimoto, Senior F&B Manager Gerald Savigny, Director of Promotions & Events Peter Delantar, Michelin-starred Chef Hiro Imamura, Executive Director of Property Marketing at Okada Manila Bryan Bass and Director of Public Relations Shariza Relova.

Chef Imamura and his whole team at the end of the 6-course dinner.

Chef Hirofumi Imamura

Chef Hirofumi Imamura with digital influencers and members of the local media.

Chef Hirofumi Imamura is the Michelin-starred Chef de Cuisine of Kappou Imamura, one of Okada Manila’s 21 restaurants. Chef Imamura is an expert in sushi and kaiseki preparations, food and wine pairings, Fugu preparation, and more. With over 20 years of experience in culinary management, Chef Imamura has worked in various world-renowned fine dining Japanese restaurants in Hong Kong, Macau, Las Vegas, New York, and Tokyo.

Chef Imamura, who is very passionate when it comes to the gastronomic arts, strongly practices the Philosophy of Five. Chefs who follow this age-old Japanese culinary tradition inculcate the 5 senses, 5 colors, 5 tastes, 5 ways, and 5 attitudes in their gastronomic masterpieces.

Steve Wolstenholme, President of the Board of Directors of Okada Manila said of Chef Imamura during the event: “The gentleman is an artist and what you’ll experience here tonight is his art – and his art is exceptional. Every property has a star and our star is Chef Imamura!”

Kappou Imamura

Kappou Imamura is an upscale contemporary Japanese restaurant that is set to open in Okada Manila in 2017. It is headed by Okada Manila’s Michelin-starred culinary master Chef Imamura. Kappou Imamura is located at the upper ground level of the integrated resort complex. It features posh and elegant interiors, coupled with a relaxed atmosphere to make the dining experience not only memorable but also truly satisfying.

Kappou Imamura has a 360-sqm dining area and can seat up to 90 guests at a time. It also has smaller rooms for private functions and more intimate gatherings. It is open from 6:30 am to 3:00 am.

For reservations and information, contact Okada Manila at +63 2 880 7555.

Chef Hirofumi ‘Hiro’ Imamura, Chef de Cuisine of Kappou Imamura

Okada Manila

Okada Manila is one of the country’s most exciting developments to date. Located just 3 kilometers from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Okada Manila occupies 44 hectares of Asia World City in the booming Entertainment City in Parañaque, Metro Manila – smack dab in the middle of all the action.

A fantastic addition to the country’s ever-growing gaming and leisure industry, Okada Manila is the ultimate lifestyle destination. It has gaming floors which can accommodate up to 500 tables and around 3,000 slot machines, a high-end shopping promenade, a night club, an indoor beach club, upscale restaurants, luxury treatment suites and spas, magnificent hotel rooms, an awe-inspiring US$30 million light and water fountain, and so many more.

To know more about Okada Manila, visit their official website and follow them on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.


New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City, Parañaque, 1701 Metro Manila
(02) 888 0777

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