Friday, October 29, 2010

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Bubble Tea, Tomas Morato

Before you scroll down, here's a little video I made that contain some facts about BUBBLE TEA - Tokyo Milk Tea Place. Watch it! :]






When I first heard about Bubble Tea, I thought that this was just another store that serve cold beverages and dessert but not. Upon entering the place you will immediately feel the cozy atmosphere it brings. I feel relaxed and I just want to stay on the place all night long, it feels like home. The restaurant is well lighted but not too much, the crowd is okay too.

Their drink menu offers an exciting variety of flavors of milk teas, milk shakes, tea slush, black tea and green tea from hot to cold, to suit your tastes best. Bubble Tea features Japanese-Western fusion food, ranging from fusion maki, sushi, Japanese pasta, donburi, ramen, okonomiyaki pizza, takoyaki ball, teriyaki chicken baked rice and many more! I just fell in love with Bubble Tea the moment I step in.



How Do I Love Thee Bubble Tea, Let Me Count The Ways!

1. The ambiance is nice, the place is not too crowded.
2. The staff is prompt and accommodating, they managed us well even though we're many.
3. They used only premium milk teas and they brew their own teas everyday.
4. Their Japanese fusion food offers an exciting gastronomic adventures that is not available in other stores.
5. Taro Milk Tea is a must try and it's not artificially flavored just like others.
6. They have cakes too and it's so delicious! Especially made by Ms. Aileen the wife of the owner. You should try Mango Cheesecake, Macha Green Tea Cake and Cookies and Cream Cake.
7. Their Takoyaki is so good! You should not missed this grilled octopus-filled balls made of pancake batter. It is topped with mayonnaise, katsuobushi and sweet soy sauce.

Spicy Mix Seafood and Tomato Spaghetti - P275.00
Yakiniku Beef Rice - P245.00
Japanese Fried Chicken in a Basket - P385.00 (4 pcs)
Chicken Teriyaki Doria - P245.00
Tofu Steak - P165.00


Chicken Lollipop Korokke - P165.00 (3 pieces)
sidings for Takoyaki
 





 I recommend you to try the Takoyaki balls and the Okonomiyaki Pizza. Takoyaki is crispy on the outside but soft on the side which I like, it's grilled that's why. It is topped with mayonnaise, katsuobushi and sweet soy sauce which has the perfect mix of sweet and salty. Okonomiyaki on the other hand is a batter wrapped around meat and vegetables, topped with mayonnaise. It's pizza, Japanese style.

I think their Chicken Lollipop Korokke is just ordinary tasting chicken but when you dip it on the honey mustard dip it became so special. Aspara Bacon Yaki taste so fresh! It's basically a grilled asparagus skewers wrapped in bacon but the freshness of the asparagus makes it extraordinary.

I'm not really a fan of anything that has pesto because I want my pasta either white or red but their Tori Pesto Pasta can be an exclusion because it's just plain appetizing just by looking at it. Don't forget to try Spicy Mix Seafood and Tomato Spaghetti because it has an exciting mix of salmon, tuna, squid, prawn, clam and mussel with a mild spicy tomato sauce, fit for the pasta aficionados like me.

Choosing from their 'Yoshoku Rice Dish' offering I could recommend the Beef Stew Curry (it's a Japanese style sweet and mild spicy curry sauce topped on sliced beef stew with rice and egg) and the Yakiniku Beef Rice, grilled sliced USDA beef marinated in Yakiniku sauce served with garlic rice and other sidings.

Tori Pesto Pasta - P265.00
Salmon Foil Yaki - P345.00
Aspara Bacon Yaki - P185.00
Dragon Maki - P365.00
Ebi Fry Yakisoba - P285.00
Takoyaki - P175.00
Gyoza - P125.00
Beef Stew Curry - P265.00
Okonomiyaki Pizza - P215.00
Unagi - P365.00

BUBBLE TEA CAKES

The owner's wife, Aileen Tan personally made this cakes. She went to the Vancouver CommunityCollege for her pastry and culinary education. The one that I could recommend is the Macha Green Tea Cake, not your usual cake.

Cookies and Cream Cake
Mango Cheese Cake
Macha Green Tea Cake

MILK TEAS & MILK SHAKES

The one that I could recommend is the Strawberry Milk Tea and get the large size (125 pesos) since the difference is just ten pesos. It taste so natural, not too sweet and I like how they present their milk tea because it's not too cold, just the right amount. They have this 'Bubble Option' that let's you choose between: big, small or combination. You can also choose if you want your drink with 50% less sugar.

Another recommended drink is their best seller, Royal Milk Tea with bubbles and egg pudding. The owner says people come to visit their store for this drink. Bubble Tea serves Coffee and Herb Tea too.

Strawberry Milk Shake - P135.00 (medium) , P145 (large)
Coffee Milk Tea - P115 (medium) , P125 (large)
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Japanese Green Tea Milk Shake - P135.00 (medium) , P145 (large)
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Strawberry Milk Tea - P115 (medium) , P125 (large)

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Almond Milk Tea - P115 (medium) , P125 (large)


BUBBLE TEA's FACEBOOK CONTEST:

Bubble Tea and Nikon Philippines is giving away a free Nikon digital camera, Bubble Tea Gift Certificate, and free milk tea for the winner of the MOST FUN & CREATIVE picture inside any of the bubble tea store.

PRIZES:
1st place – NIKON Coolpix S230 (touchscreen LCD) Camera + P1,500.00 Bubble Tea Gift Cheque.
2nd place – P1,500.00 Bubble Tea Gift Cheque
3rd place – P1,000.00 Bubble Tea Gift Cheque

All qualified pictures that will be posted in the Bubble Tea facebook will automatically receive (1) FREE large MILK TEA any flavor.

MECHANICS:
1. Send in your MOST FUN & CREATIVE picture inside any of the bubble tea store via email to bbtnikon.facebook@gmail.com from now until 11:59pm of November 20, 2010. Voting ends November 26, 2010 at exactly 2:00 pm. The winner with the most "Likes" will be announced the same day. :) More info here.

BRANCHES:

1. SM North Edsa
LG/F SM North Edsa, The Block, Quezon City

2. SM Megamall
LG/F SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

3. Tomas Morato (Newly Opened)
#220 Tomas Morato Ave., Quezon City (beside Alfredo's steak house)

4. Wilson St. Greenhills (Soon to Open)
#229 Wilson St., Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila (beside animal house)


Bubble Tea Official Website
http://www.tokyobubbletea.jp

Email Address:
tokyobubbletea@gmail.com

Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/tokyobubbletea


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Other photos are in my Facebook account, full price list is also in the picture album. I also would like to note that I had a hard time finding the name of these dishes, I had to look for the menu haha :] I think next time I should take down note, while I eat them. LOL
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17 comments:

  1. sayang.. wala nyan dito sa davao. padalhan mo na lang ako dude.. :)

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  2. thanks! i just used the default video editor in Windows7

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  3. woy bago yan ah bubble tea, di ko naabutan yan, try ko nga jan pag-uwi. Parang anag sarap nung takoyaki.....

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  4. yup. the takoyaki is delicious :] we had this joke that it's still moving hehe

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  5. @Tsiremo: actually worth naman ang price ;] yup. masarap nga ung mango cheese cake plus it's not that sweet ;]

    @veg: yeah. that's right ;]

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  6. Weeeeee... looks so yummy..I never tried this place.. mukhang mahal.. hahaha... pero I want to try their food.

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  7. Thank you for sharing this comprehensive post JayL :) I haven't tried Bubble Tea yet, but because of your recommendation, I might drop by at their Wilson Branch. Nagutom ako sa post mo :)

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  8. I love takoyaki, the most recent takoyaki store I visited is tea monkey, but they call it tamayaki

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  9. @hansen about tea monkey, lately I've been dropping by their store to buy oreo rock salt and cheese,

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  10. have you tried the tamayaki and milk tea from tea monkey?

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