Tuesday, July 17, 2018

OCTOBOY TAKOYAKI RESTOBAR: OCTOLICIOUS JAPANESE EXPERIENCE



When it comes to food, my family's top 2 favorites are:  Filipino comfort food and Japanese.  We've already tried quite a number of Japanese restaurants and we keep coming back to those that suit our palate.

But Ramen Houses are yet to be explored by our family.  We are not actually BIG fans of ramen. Or maybe... we have not discovered yet, the type of Ramen that is... in the dialect "pasok sa aming panlasa"!  



OCTOBOY TAKOYAKI RESTAURANT

So when I got the invite to do a review of Octoboy in Tomas Morato, I agreed right away. One, its Japanese. Two, it would be interesting to give my teens alternative japanese food choices, that we don't usually order.  And this is our honest Octoboy experience!

We got all excited when we saw the restaurant's interior. It kindda set up the mood for an afternoon of good Japanese food.  Check out my son, who had an awesome time doing selfies :)



WHAT OCTOBOY OFFERS:

TAKOYAKI - that ball shaped snack made from wheat flour, with yummy fillings and usually topped with takoyaki sauce, Japanese mayo, and bonito flakes.

Check out what we ordered below.  We liked every single one of them -- with the crusty exterior and chunks of octopus in the middle. The salty takoyaki balls blend perfectly well with the different sauces and toppings. For others, takoyaki is just a snack. But with 6 pieces takoyaki balls per serving, it is quite filling.  And oh my... my long island iced tea was the perfect partner for it!

OCTOPUS TAKOYAKI 
SHRIMP TAKOYAKI

BACON AND CHEESE TAKOYAKI

D' BOMB - giant meaty goodness in aioli and uni sauce
there's a HAPPY HOUR promo 3-7pm 


SUSHI ROLLS AND MAKI - are my teens' ultimate favorite.  More than sashimi, they love these rolled goodies anytime of the day. In Octoboy, their sushi rolls and maki come with a twist. 

SALMON UNIABURI - salmon roll torched, with uni sauce then topped with chorizo bits
Chicken ass with garlic cloves


OUR FAVORITE:


SALMON CEVICHE - salmon sashimi topped with Ikura, sauteed garlic and 
wakame in a gochuchang sesame sauce. Reminds me of the maui-ahi poke 
that we do at home :)

TANTANMEN - with chasu pork, ground pork, black fungus, spring onion
and Taiwan pechay. It was super SPICY. But surprisingly my son liked it!


SATISFIED SMILES :)

VISIT OCTOBOY TAKYAKI RESTOBAR
114 SCOUT LOZANO CORNER TOMAS MORATO
OPENS 11AM - 3AM
9902357