Tokyo Tokyo Now Serving at SM Lanang Premier

Yesterday, I, along with my fellow Davao Bloggers, were invited to attend the Davao Store opening of Tokyo Tokyo at SM Lanang Premiere; the first branch of the store outside Metro Manila. I’ve heard about Tokyo Tokyo for as long as I can remember, but I never got around to try it because I’m never in Manila. I was surprised to know that the store has been around for 30 years already and yet it was their first time to venture outside the corners of Manila. Thank goodness they chose Davao City to be their first home in Vis-Min.

“As we officially open the doors of Tokyo Tokyo in the heart of Davao, we hope to open a whole new dining experience for all Davaoeños – one of quality, affordable and delicious Japanese cuisine. We’re very happy to be opening not only the first branch to be built outside of Luzon, but also the beginning of our long-awaited expansion plans in the VisMin Region,” said Tokyo Tokyo’s Marketing Manager Joan Pamplona.

Photo 2: (Left to Right) Tokyo Tokyo Operations Director Jennifer Ravela,
RAMCAR Food Group CEO Mauro Agustines,
Tokyo Tokyo SM Lanang Store Manager Jasper Tamayo,
Tokyo Tokyo Business Development Director Jun Cruz,
RAMCAR Food Group VP of Operations Jojo Marcelo
and Tokyo Tokyo General Manager Chacha Juinio.

The management of Tokyo Tokyo treated their guests to some of their best-sellers such as:

Chicken Teriyaki
Beef Misono
California Maki
Prawn Tempura

Predictably my personal fave! Whenever I dine at Japanese restaurants, prawn tempura is the first thing I look for.

Davao Bloggers with the Management Team of Tokyo Tokyo, SM Lanang Premiere

Thank you Tokyo Tokyo for the wonderful dinner! I went home super full and satisfied! =)

For regular updates on Tokyo Tokyo’s latest product offerings and promos, like their Facebook page

Mochiko Creative Japanese Desserts

Mochiko has offcially reached the shores of Davao City and I’m so glad they chose to have a counter at SM City Davao, which is roughly 10 minutes away from where I live. My sister and I tried it for the first time last week.A little history: The first Mochi Ice Cream I’ve ever tasted was from Mochi Creme and all the while I thought I’ve already tasted the best Mochi that ever existed on this planet (normal reaction for first timers, you get the deal), until I tasted Mochiko, that is.

Mochiko counter at SM City Davao, Annex Building

Mochiko is popular for its innovative and creative choice of flavors that come in 15 flavors to choose from. I must say, I wanna try all of them! One thing I noticed is that, the outer covering (sticky sweet rice) is a tad chewier and softer than mochi creme. Which means, it does not turn too solid and you could easily bite to it without worrying about losing your teeth. Like Mochi Creme, they’re also not too sweet, although I like Mochiko better.

My sister got the Oreo Cookies variant which is made of Cookies and Cream ice cream and a half  piece of Oreo Cookies laid at the bottom, as seen on the photo above. Well, expect an explosion of chocolate and creamy goodness from this variant. I had a bite, of course, and I like it!

As for me, I tried their Cookie Dough variant which is made of Vanilla Ice Cream and a big chunk of Cookies at the bottom. I have no idea what type of cookies was it, but I like it. I love the combination of the sweet rice and vanilla ice cream, they go well together.

I was also able to try their Strawberry Yogurt variant the other day, which I unfortunately don’t have a photo as I devoured it right away. I love the fact that you can very well distinguish the yogurt in it, and that they used real strawberry bits (something like Baguio’s famous Strawberry Jam, but less sweeter) rather than artificial strawberry syrup. I would really be disappointed if that would’ve been the case.

The cookie dough is by far, my favorite out of the three variants I’ve tried. Desserts are my weakness and Mochiko immediately went to my favorites’ list.

My sister and I devouring our Mochiko Fix!

Have you tried Mochiko yet?

Jollibee Abreeza Grand Opening

Here’s something exciting for you guys!

JTC Group of Companies’ Jollibee-Abreeza will open its doors to serve Davaoeños, on September 21, 2012. Get a chance to enjoy your Langhap Sarap Meals and grab Jollibee Abreeza’s Bucket Meal Gift Certificate for only P550 with FREE Buddy Bag available at Jollibee Bolton, Jollibee Gaisano Mall, Jollibee Victoria Plaza, Jollibee Magsaysay, Jollibee Matina, Jollibee Times Square, and Jollibee NCCC Mall.
But there’s more!  Aside from this, Jollibee would also be giving away awesome novelty items for every purchase:
DAY 1:  FREE Huggable Pillow
DAY 2:  FREE Tumbler
For every purchase of Chickenjoy Bucket Solo with Pies-to-go
DAY 3:  FREE Keychain with Flashlight for every purchase of 2pc. Chickenjoy Value Meal and Large Drinks.
For the kids and kids at heart, watch out for Jollitown Friends to welcome you during your first visit at Jollibee Abreeza.
All these and a lot more on September 21, the breakthrough of Jollibee- Abreeza.
See you there! =)

Greenwich Pizza Blowout On Tour

Last Friday, I attended the Greenwhich Pizza Blowout on Tour together with some blogger friends. We were treated to a bountiful feast of the store’s newest offerings.

Pizza Fries

Special Overload

The Star of the night was no other than the newest Crispy Glazed Chicken.

Greenwhich Crispy Glazed Chicken, 79php

I have always been a chicken lover and I would eat any recipe that has chicken in it. I’m glad that homegrown restaurants have been in constant innovation with the food that they offer, and as for Greenwhich, they have raised the bar for the good ol’ Fried Chicken that everybody loves.

What I like about the Crispy Glazed Chicken is that even with the presence of the sweet glaze, the skin of the chicken remains crispy, living up to its name. The meat is tender, juicy, and flavorful – just the way I like it. The sauce is a savory mix albeit a little too sweet for my taste. It could be because I ate it on its own. If only I had paired it with rice, then the sauce wouldn’t be too overwhelming. But nonetheless, I enjoyed it. It’s always good to have a different twist to the crispy chicken I’ve loved over the years.

With the Branch Managers of Greenwhich all over Davao City

Official Press Release from Greenwhich:

An Extraordinary Chicken Found At Greenwich

No one ever goes wrong with the good old fried chicken. When going for a quick fix in the middle of the day, fried chicken is a popular no-frills choice for a truly satisfying meal. The young and the young-at-heart are all too familiar with the goodness of fried chicken.

As a staple in the Filipino foodie’s list of favorites, the crispy fried chicken goes a notch higher courtesy of the country’s leading pizza chain Greenwich. The Greenwich Crispy Glazed Chicken is an all-new delicious offering that is the next big thing in the food scene as it is extraordinarily crispy and extraordinarily tasty.

“We are very delighted to serve the Greenwich Crispy Glazed Chicken as the latest addition to our growing menu,” declares Joanne Ingalla, Greenwich Brand Manager. “We are definite that more and more Greenwich customers will have an extraordinary time enjoying this equally extraordinary meal.”

The new Greenwich Crispy Glazed Chicken is set to satisfy any craving with an extraordinary fried chicken packed with extraordinary goodness. A special marinade seeps through each extra large piece, which is then cooked to an inviting crispiness.

The result is an extraordinary fried chicken that is extra juicy and bursting with flavor at every bite. And as an enticing finish, the extraordinary chicken is wrapped in a lip-smacking sweet and mildly spicy glaze that lingers on the taste buds. It is served with steaming cup of rice to complete a filling meal.

The best part of it all is that the Greenwich Crispy Glazed Chicken meal is available at an affordable P79. With the debut of Greenwich Crispy Glazed Chicken, fried chicken lovers will definitely troop to the nearest Greenwich store and bite into the extraordinary goodness of this latest offering. Easy on the pocket but definitely not short on extraordinary taste, Greenwich Crispy Glazed Chicken will surely hatch satisfied customers who will come back to their favorite Greenwich store for more.