Yakitori Binchotan has opened its first restaurant at Lightsite Parc along AS Fortuna Street in Mandaue City, Cebu.
Yakitori Binchotan promises to offer guests scrumptious servings of Yakitori grilled using Binchotan, a special kind of charcoal found only in Japan that brings out the taste of the skewered delights.
Yakitori Binchotan’s recipes were passed on to Chef Nori by his grandfather who used to prepare them for his family during special occasions.
"We want to ‘transport’ our guests to Sapporo and bring them as close as possible to the true Yakitori experience." says Mr. Gerry Apolinario, president and CEO of Gerry's Group of Restaurants. He added that Binchotan packs so much heat and does not emit smoke, which allows the full flavor of the food to come out. The high heat from Binchotan helps to properly sear the meat keeping it juicy on the inside.
Gerry’s has partnered with original owners of Yakitori Binchotan, Japanese chefs Yoshi Ishise, Tomio Hakada and Nori Suzuki, for the new venture.
The same team is responsible behind the success of Ramen Sora, located beside Yakitori in Cebu.
Yakitori Binchotan and Ramen Sora are set to open their second branches in Balibago, Angeles City in Pampangon September.