Agemono combines the best of both worlds- a fusion of Japanese and Filipino food. Last week, we decided it had been forever and a day since our last Filipino food fix so we headed out to to the mayhem madness of busy Karama. We walked around Al Attar centre for a and stumbled upon Agemono at the far left side of the mall and lucky for us we timed our visit just perfectly and arrived as Iftar broke.
Japanese tea ceremony paintings adorn the wall in this simple no frills no fuss restaurant We surveyed the small and modest restaurant and the neatly laid buffet options looked delicious so we stayed. The buffet costs 49AED without beverages. Not too pricey!
They had sushi and maki , prawn crackers and crumbed prawns as starters. Mains were predominately Filipino -a variety of Chicken Sisig, Sweet Chili Hammour, Beef and Pancit noodles with chicken and seafood and a butiful supply of rice.
Dessert was a colourful mix of cakes , fruit, purple yams, halo halo and jellies. I unfortunately was too stuffed to try dessert.
The food was generally good and tasty but nothing spectacular. The chicken sisig has to be one of the juiciest and tastiest I have had, I think the lack of egg was the trick. Would I try this place again, I think I would for the sisig and sushi. It is value for money though plus you can order a la carte so you arent limited to teh buffet options, also I hear there is a live cook in station too, should you wish to create your own dish.