Sunday, August 26, 2012

Weekend Food Tripping at: OctoBoy

Happy Sunday everyone!  How's the weekend treating you?  

The week has been all about food for me, both my dads (mine and Keith's) celebrated their birthday the same week!  So imagine how big my tummy is at this very moment!  I need to burn it off by... typing!  *laughs*

Before I spoil your appetite talking about calories or even exercise!  Let me share to you one of the restaurant I visited over the week.


I've seen Octoboy Sizzling Japanese Pizza Restaurant each time I pass along Tomas Morato and Retiro.  Both branches caught my attention because of their cute Octopus model!  

Since my mom and dad was adventurous that night, we've decided to give Octoboy a visit.  The restaurant is located at the 2nd floor and I find the restaurant clean and cozy.  You can immediately see how neat their kitchen is.

Pork Okonomiyaki
Php355.00 (approx $8.45)
Chasu pork, mozerella, Hoisin sauce, onion mayo,
 kimchi, pork floss and spring onions
A huge slap on my forehead because I didn't get to try authentic Japanese Okonomiyaki during our Japan trip early this year.  This time will be different, I made sure to make this order and see what I have/haven't missed!

At first glance, Pork Okonomiyaki may look overwhelming for my taste buds but all the ingredients blended together giving an awesome taste to the Japanese pizza experience.  The existence of Kimchi was a bit confusing for me but I like the sudden change from sweet and sour to spicy which played loads of tricks on my taste buds!

 Yakiudon Chicken
Php365.00 (approx $8.70)
Yakiudon, as we all know, is a kind of Japanese fried noodles.  An order of Yakiudon Chicken comes with boneless fried chicken placed on top of the noodles with sweet sauce drizzled all over fried noodles.  

The dish was overall okay, I have tried better Yakiudon dish in the pass so I'll give this a skip on my next visit.

 Seafood Ramen
Php285.00 (approx $6.70)

I was dead-craving for noodle soup that night so this came in just in time for me to savor!  The meat or fish based broth reminded me so much of "miso soup".  The seafood ramen came with a huge chunk of boneless fish fillet, crabstick and fish cakes. 

Octopus Takoyaki
Php120.00 (approx $2.85)
Octoboy's Takoyaki has four variants.  Octopus, Bacon & Cheese, Shrimp and Salmon.  The octopus didn't fail us as I love how huge the balls were made.  6 pcs of Octopus Takoyaki served with sweet sauce made my night!  This is definitely worth trying!

Php185.00 (approx $4.40)
I ordered mom and dad each a Gyudon meal as I know a dinner isn't a dinner without rice!  I was able to give this dish a taste (thanks mom!) and so far, I'm quite impressed with how tender and tasty their beef strips are!  My mom and dad finished this dish in an instant!

 The restaurant normally accepts credit card payments but that night, we were advised they only accept cash payment. 

The overall experience was good.  We will definitely go back.

Unit 2-C, 2nd Level
186 Tomas Morato Ave. cor. Sct De Guia St.
Quezon City, Manila
Tel no: (+632) 384-8506

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  1. I love Octoboy! I always go back for their Kani Okonomiyaki :D

    1. thanks for your feedback, I'll give that a try :)


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