Going against a Chinese pattern on Benavidez Street is a Japanese restaurant named Sushi Yum. Very minimalist in decor, it is friendly especially to cost-conscious diners. Now a resident of Manila Chinatown, Brandon was happy to show us one of his go-to’s in Binondo. For students like him, he saves up for an occasional gyudon meal and green tea ice cream. Make no mistake about it, in spite of the young vibe, Sushi Yum is always full of all types of diners. It was his aunt who actually introduced him to Sushi Yum.
There are many Japanese dishes to choose from, mostly contemporary favorites. The servings are filling. The beef gyudon I shared with Reny was nice and tender.
Sushi Yum’s green tea ice cream is one of the best I’ve tried so far. Tempura ice cream is also on the menu.
The little Japanese restaurant is something to try in Chinatown if you need to startle your palate.