Tokyo Cafe Bloggers Event
Tokyo Cafe is the only Japanese style family restaurant that offers Western dishes with that distinct Japanese touch and prides itself with genuine Japanese hospitality and service here in the Philippines. It boasts of its traditional, unique art of Japanese coffee preparation - the traditional Japanese drip method.
Last week I attended Tokyo Cafe’s bloggers event at SM Mall of Asia, their first branch. Their other branches are in SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, McKinley Piazza, Fort Bonifacio Global City, NAIA 3 Terminal, and Robinsons Cybergate Plaza where they serve Tapsilog breakfast dishes (I’d love to try that soon!). This was only my third time to dine in Tokyo cafe, the first one was with my family and the second one was with friends for my 15th birthday (wow that seems like ages ago ;_;).
Our appetizer: Chicken and Cheese Roll - chicken fillet stuffed with mozarella cheese, rolled in bread crumbs, and deep fried to perfection (P260)
The venue for the event was changed at short notice, we were supposed to be in Megamall, where half of the bloggers were, but the shuttle service got caught up in heavy traffic so we just stayed in MOA. The friendly PR agent who was with us asked us to try Tokyo Cafe’s Japanese Fair and then we may order any meals we prefer! :) The six of us decided to share each meal so everyone will get to taste everything. The ones with the stars are my favorites!
Japanese Fair, our favorite rice toppings in a Ju-Box: Unaju - pan-fried eel fillets topped with caramelize soy sauce over rice (P393) my first time to eat eel!
Kalbi-Ju - thinly sliced beef smothered in original yakiniku sauce with side of fresh garden salad (P241)
Oyako-Ju - sliced chicken braised in signature tempura sauce with onions, and leeks mixed in egg on steamed white rice (P238)
Katsu-Ju - Deep fried breaded pork cutlet flavored with signature tempura sauce, onions, leeks and scrambled egg on steamed rice (P240) ★
Ten-Ju - deep fried shrimp tempura with signature tempura sauce on steamed rice (P238) ★
Other scrumptious meals Creamy Ebiko Pasta - shrimp, karashi ebiko, & cream pasta (P270) ★
Chicken in a Basket (7pcs - P420) - Japanese-style crispy fried chicken served with gravy
Hamburg & Shrimp - twice the goodness with this plateful of juicy burger patties & breaded black tiger prawns (P293) ★
Desserts and Drinks Milk Oreo Smoogee (P130) - crushed oreo cookies loaded in a milkshake
Matcha smoogee (P130) - Japanese green tea shake
New York Cheesecake (P145) - cheesy cake on a graham cracker crust
Tiramisu (P145) - an exquisite blend of coffee liquer in between layers of espresso soaked lady finger and mascarpone cheese I didn’t like this cake at all, it tasted bland and had an icy consistency, probably left frozen longer than it should be
Azuki Parfait (P118) - layers of sweet red azuki beans, vanilla & green tea ice cream topped with whipped cream
Caramel smoogee (P126) - a rich creamy mixture of caramel and espresso based
Banana hazelnut crepe (P125) - banana, hazelnut spread, whipped cream and vanilla ice cream drizzled with choco syrup
Iced Cocoa (P115) - rich cocoa topped with whipped cream
Tokyo Afogard (Ice cream in espresso) - three scoops of vanilla ice cream topped with fresh espresso (P117) ★ this is just heavenly *u*
Thank you so much Tokyo Cafe for the awesome food & service (I was so full I even had to loosen my shorts a little haha), and Richard Mamuyac of AM PR for inviting me! It’s always nice to meet new bloggers, they were all very friendly especially Ms. Dash. They didn’t make me feel left out even though I’m just a pseudo-food blogger. :) Don’t forget to visit Tokyo Cafe’s website and Facebook page for updates.
PS. Tokyo Cafe’s recent promo, Tokyo Thrift is perfect for those on a budget. At 100php you can enjoy a different meal each day that’s delicious and filling for a reasonable price. Planning a Christmas party? It doesn’t have to be too expensive nor does it have to be too tight. Celebrate your parties bento style this year. They are open for bulk orders (minimum of 24). Check out the official poster here and here for more info.