Chicken and Cheese Roll, PhP 260.00
What comes into your mind when you hear Tokyo Cafe?
Traditional Japanese food like Sushi...Sashimi....raw.
Same with you, I thought, it was purely Japanese. Perhaps, because of its Japanese name.
I'm am not a big fan of raw, uncooked food, except veggies and fruits.
So I never dare try this resto for years. Although I've always noticed that a lot of people were on "waiting" list everytime I pass by at their branch in SM North which means a lot of people love the foods they serve.
In all honesty, 'twas my first time to try Tokyo Café last Saturday when I was invited to have a taste test.
Only then that I've realized,
TOKYO CAFE is the only Japanese style family restaurant that offers Western dishes with distinct Japanese touch and prides itself with genuine Japanese hospitality and service.
Café Au Lait, Php 95.00
The modern Japanese menu in this place was terrific!
From savory to sweet,
From coffee, to pasta and pizza,
to parfait and desserts....
It's all pretty good!
The dishes were artistically presented,
I've never been this in love with these foods...
Katsu-Ju, PhP 240
I came on the event straight from night shift,
I decided to have a bold and distinctive flavor of full-bodied cup of coffee to wake my half-asleep-mind up.
The real Japanese coffee Sumibiyaki was perfect for my taste with fresh, warm milk.
Strong enough to awaken me throughout the day.
While we were waiting,
Over casual introduction to fellow bloggers,
chicken fillet stuffed with mozzarella cheese, rolled in bread crumbs and deep fried to perfection was served.
It was warm and hmmmmm...... cheesy!
Oyaku-Ju, PhP 240.00
We've sampled their set rice topping meals served in a Ju box,
Servings are pretty and big, some of them are good for two!
The sliced chicken braised in signature tempura sauce with onions and leeks mixed in egg on top of steamed white riceOyaku-Ju came in first with vegetable side dish.
Ten-Ju, PhP 240.00
The golden, deep fried breaded pork chop, Katsu-Ju seasoned with signature tempura sauce, onions, leeks, and scrambled eggs on steamed rice was tender on the inside and crispy outside.
The Deep fried shrimp Tempura with signature Tempura sauce on steamed rice definitely satisfied my shrimp cravings.
Unaju, PhP 373
Among their set rice topping meals Unaju is highly recommended because its very tasty.
It was made of pan fried eel fillets topped with caramelized soy sauce over rice.
Hamburg and Shrimp, Php 293.00
Double the goodness with these plateful of two juicy burger patties and breaded black tiger prawns and gravy.
I think this is their finest dish.
This is really flavorful and highly recommended whenever you choose Tokyo Cafe to dine in during your stroll in the Mall of Asia.
Creamy Ebiko Pasta, PhP 270
Another Tokyo Cafe's signature dish that you will surely ask for more is the Creamy Ebiko Pasta.
This pasta was made of shrimp, karashi ebiko and cream sauce.
This dish is extremely delicious!
Chicken in a Basket
Our half-full stomach was filled-in with these big Japanese style crispy fried chicken with french fries and gravy.
Prices are very reasonable;
Chicken Trio (3pcs) PhP 198.00
Regular (5pcs) PhP 305.00
Family Pack (7 pcs) PhP 408.00
Regular (5pcs) PhP 305.00
Family Pack (7 pcs) PhP 408.00
We had more than enough but beautiful experience will not be completed without beautiful ending. here are their artful desserts, starting with.....
Tokyo Affogato, PhP 185
Tokyo Affogato is Ice Cream in Espresso.
I don't need to elaborate,
coffee lovers like us understand that this is an ultimate dessert.
For dessert, there are many crepes, parfaits, cakes to choose from with Japanese twist.
Tiramisu, PhP 145.00
The awesome Tiramisu is an exquisite blend of coffee liqueur in between layers of espresso soaked lady finger and Mascarpone cheese.
Japanese Cheesecake, PhP 125
The divine Japanese style cheesecake is soft, light and spongy.
perfect match to my iced, blended coffee.
Azuki Parfait, PhP 123
Y'all knew that I love matcha,
This Azuki Parfait became my instant favorite.
This fabulous dessert is composed of sweet red azuki beans, vanilla & green tea ice cream topped with whipped cream.
Choco Banana Almond Parfait, PhP 130.00
The Choco Banana Almond Parfait was a stellar,
Fabulously presented like a Japanese hand fan.
Layers of banana slices carefully plated with banana sauce, vanilla and chocolate ice cream topped with whipped cream and swirl of chocolate syrup.
Coffee Jelly Smogee, PhP 131
A good concoction of hot and iced blended coffee and smoogees (coffee and non-coffee based) are available in all of their 7 branches.
Matcha Smoogees, PhP 130.00
Matcha Smoogee is my utmost favorite among the wide array of beverages.
My love for matcha tea doesn't end...
this one, I knew is authentic.
Milk Oreo, PhP 130
Crushed Oreo cookies loaded in a milkshake was ordered by my fellow blogger.
She said it was good.
Caramel Vienna, PhP 131.00
When I feel the need to intake sugar,
I chose Caramel-flavored latte Vienna,
This beverage is also recommended
Something that you cannot taste from Starbucks or any other fancy coffee shops.
Mango Smoogee, PhP 128.00
Mango smoogee topped with mango jellies was refreshing.
Serving water as soon as we sat down was an indication of a prompt service. Plus, the food crews were friendly and accommodating, the epitome of Japanese work ethic.
The whole experience was exceptional.
Foodie bloggers I've met on the event were fun to be with,
We've talked about anything, blogging, politics, zoloft birth defects, gadgets, anything...
I've enjoyed their company and I learned a lot from them.
I promised myself to go back again and again until I complete the rest in their menu.
And oh, I heard that Tokyo Cafe serves ‘TAPSILOG’ breakfast dishes at their GoHotel branch. Gotta hit that branch when I come back from Puerto Gallera next week.
SM Mall of Asia
South Ground Floor,
Main Mall Bldg.