Monday, February 17, 2014

Tonchaya Japanese Kitchen & Bar: Okonomiyummy

It's been a while! Let's see if I still remember how to do this. :)

Okonomiyaki, in case you aren't familiar, is kind of like a Japanese pancake. It's made of whatever Takoyaki is made of, and therefore, it's usually good stuff.

Tonchaya's Special Okonomiyaki, P300.00
Savoury Japanese pancake topped with Pork, Prawns, Cabbage, Beni Shoga (Pickled Ginger), Aonori (Seaweed Flakes), Katsuoboshi (Bonito Shavings), Japanese Mayonnaise, and Okonomiyaki Sauce.
Tonchaya's monstrous Okonomiyaki is more of a pizza than a pancake, and I mean that in a good way. You'd want more than a slice of this delicious meal that serves 3 to 4. Who doesn't love those fishy flakes that dance in the heat, anyway? Haha.

Tonchaya's Special Gyoza, P150.00
Fried Dumplings stuffed with Pork, Prawns, and Vegetables
Tonchaya's Special something again?? I'm noticing a pattern here... Haha. I'm not really into gyoza and this is no exception. From what I do remember, it was so-so. I've never really had a gyoza I really liked though.

Spicy Seafood Ramen, P380.00
Is there any Japanese restaurant not capitalizing on the hype of Ramen nowadays? We got to try this ramen and I'm glad we chose this because I find all non-spicy ramen to be so boring. Haha. It was okay and the soup was good, but the noodles were nothing special.

Our group also ordered a platter of sushi to share, but I don't remember how much it cost. I don't think it was too expensive though. It was real Japanese rice, so it was not bad at all. :)

Look at that delicious platter! If I have this, I won't need to order anything else. Haha.

A good lunch and definitely a place to come back to! Nice interiors too. You can find Tonchaya at the Fort Strip, the place with horrendous parking fees. Haha.

Sashimi, Nigiri Sushi, Maki
Tempura, Ramen
Teishoku Sets
Okonomiyaki, Gyoza

Tonchaya's Special Okonomiyaki: Very Good
Tonchaya's Special Gyoza: Okay
Spicy Seafood Ramen: Good
Sushi something platter: Good

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Other Restaurants in The Fort:
Brasas: Latino Heat
Chuck's Deli: Buffy the Sandwich Slayer
Good Earth Roasts (GER)
Gyu-Kaku: The Time is Ripe to Grill Some Tripe
IHOP: The Latest Pancake Craze
Jollibee: Ultimate Burger Steak and Flip Float
Kasbah: A Moroccan Lunch
Kebabers: Cheese Kebabs
Órale!: The Best Quesadillas
Pancake House: Cookie Butter Pancakes Surprise
The Best Pasta of Pasto
SM Aura Premier: Pepper Lunch Express under the Sky Park
Racks: My Favourite Ribs
Red Garlic Bistro: Trotting the Globe, Clove by Clove
S&R: My Favourite Pizza
Saboten: Enjoyin' Some Loin
Saint's Alp: Taiwanese Chicken Goodness
Sbarro: Rolling in the Deep Dish
Seattle's Best: Sea Salt and Salad
Stacy's: The Sweet Kind of Retro
Stella Wood Fired Bistro: Nothing Less Than Stellar
Sunshine Kitchen: Second Dawn
Tapeo: Spanish Surprise at the Fort Strip
The Cheese Steak Shop: Philly Cheese Steaks in the Phillyppines
Toast Box: Going Goreng
Tokyo Tokyo: Burgers and Chopsticks
The Kebab Factory: The TKF Trilogy
URBN: Dining with Style
Uncle Cheffy: A Piece 'a Panizza
Wildflour's Cronut: The Doughnut and Croissant's Love Child
Wrong Ramen: The Weirder, The Better
Yabu: Bed of Rosus
Let Me See That Zong

G/F The Fort Strip, 26th Street,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
(02) 808-9750
Operating Hours: 11:00 am - 11:00 am
Facebook: Tonchaya Japanese Kitchen & Bar

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