There could be no better theme than a Fire and Ice Matsuri ( 祭 the Japanese word for a festival or holiday) to launch Tokyo Tokyo’s latest innovation: the Cheese Tonkatsu and Snow Ice.
The event was held last week at the Tokyo Tokyo Net Lima branch at BGC. It was my first time at that branch and I loved how they decorated the store with red and white Japanese lanterns to represent fire and ice. There were also bird and snowflakes origami that went with the lanterns. The store really looked festive!
To start off the event, we were given some Nori-Wasabi Fries and their well-loved California Maki. I love how well-seasoned the Nori- Wasabi Fries are!
Tokyo Tokyo Cheese Tonkatsu
I’m sure you’re all familiar with Tokyo Tokyo’s Pork Tonkatsu. When I was younger, I used to be crazy with it for quite sometime before I fell in-love with the Beef Misono…. but that’s another story. This month, they are giving the Pork Tonkatsu which we all love with a creamy, cheesy twist!
According to Harvie Sering, Product Manager for Tokyo Tokyo, “Tokyo Tokyo’s Pork Tonkatsu Bento is a big favorite with a lot of our customers. This time around we’ve made it even better with a yummy cheese filling and thicker, juicier pork slices. Diners get the same quality they can find at any specialty Tonkatsu restaurant, but at a really affordable price.”
The Cheese Tonkatsu Bento (₱145) includes a side dish of fresh cabbage strips dressed in a special roasted sesame dressing and all the rice you can eat. Talk about value for your money!
You can also get this Cheese Tonkatsu Bento meal complete with Miso Soup, Red Iced Tea, and a special dessert for ₱195.
Did I love the Cheese Tonkatsu Bento? Yes! Who wouldn’t? Creamy cheese oozes out of the breading as I slice it with my spoon. I heard some people say that you don’t need the tonkatsu sauce anymore because the cheese already serves as the sauce but I’m a sauce person. I love overloading it with sauce!
Tokyo Tokyo’s Snow Ice
Because Summer is just around the corner, Tokyo Tokyo thought it’s best to welcome the heat with some cool concoctions. Meet Tokyo Tokyo’s Snow Ice, the brand’s new year-round dessert and the perfect way to indulge and chase away the summer heat.
Based on a classic Japanese festival offering, the Kakigori, a shaved ice delicacy mixed with various flavored syrups, Tokyo Tokyo’s Snow Ice packs on a whole lot more. It also puts a twist on other popular Filipino iced desserts, such as the Halo-Halo.
This is made up of Vanilla-flavored shaved ice and then drizzled with sweetened milk. I love shaved ice and snow cones so this already got my two thumbs up.
Halo-Halo (₱79) is a twist on the timeless Filipino dessert with lavish servings of ube, nata, leche flan, and a sprinkle of crunchy cornflakes.
Choco Sensation (₱79) features yummy brownies chunks with sweet mini marshmallows and a generous helping of hot fudge sauce.
Mango Peach Medley (₱79) goes tropical with juicy slices of tangy peach and tart mango for a true taste explosion. This is my fvaorite among the three flavor because the tartness of the fruit balances out the sweetness of the snow ice and the milk drizzle.
Tokyo Tokyo’s Snow Ice will be available in the following stores by March 2014: Net Lima Fort, Greenhills, Ali Mall, SM North EDSA Annex, Robinsons Metro East, SM Manila, SM Dasmarinas, SM Southmall, Trinoma, People Support Center, SM Megamall, Festival Mall, and Market Market.
Of course, Tokyo Tokyo endorser Daniel Matsunaga and the other Kaya F.C. players were also there that afternoon.
I love california maki too 🙂 that was actually my lunch today. Those food looks delish and the place looks like a great place to hang out.
This is like a Japanese fast food with affordable meals.
nakakamiss – it’s been awhile since I had food from tokyo tokyo.
oo nga. Minsan you crave for Tokyo Tokyo’s food din.
I bet thenori wasabi fries tastes delicious.
It does. I love Nori and Wasabi.
We just had Tokyo Tokyo last week but we didn’t notice these new dishes. I hope they would add these soon on all branches and not just those mentioned. I want to try the Snow Ice! 🙂
I think the Snow Ice is available in all their branches now.
Oh my gosh, Peachy, now you’ve got me craving for nori wasabi fries hahaha! Each time I visit your blog, I leave hungry. Promise. 🙂
hahahaha.. each time I visit my blog, I go hungry din. Thanks Patty!
It’s been a while since I last went to tokyo, tokyo. Those are must-tries (I can see my waistline expanding lol). And uyy, Daniel Matsunaga was there!
My daughter loves the Beef Misono so we’re always at Tokyo Tokyo.
Yummy! The cheese tonkatsu looks so tempting. I will try them next time.
Please do. I’m sure you’ll love it.
The cheese tonkatsu looks so yummy!!!
It is yummy!
I honestly forgot already when was the last time I ate at Tokyo Tokyo. Nice to know I have new recipes to try when I decided to eat there again. We have a branch here at ATC 🙂
We frequent tokyo tokyo because my daughter loves beef misono.
wow!that cheese tonkatsu looks great would love to take one.
Yeah, you’ll love it if you love cheese.
Your blog never fails to make me feel hungry! 🙂 I haven’t been to Tokyo Tokyo in a while, but I’m craving for some nori-wasabi fries and would love to try out that cheese tonkatsu, so I’ll definitely be paying them a visit soon. 😛 I’m so glad we have a branch here in Baguio too! 😛
You’ll love the cheese tonkatsu if you’re a fan of cheese.
I love the serving size in Tokyo Tokyo since it can be good for sharing and also be good when you are hungry.
This makes me miss Tokyo Tokyo, and Japanese foods , Though my favorite us Sushi , Sashimi