Sometimes I always get so lucky. To be welcomed by this cake from Tokyo Bubble Tea in Katipunan Avenue was something I didn't expect. I've been a regular of this establishment in the Eastwood branch because of their good, well made dinner choices - they can whip it up in a few minutes and I won't be late if it's just a break. This one you see above is their Sakura Mango Roll. It's Sakura season in Japan and it's just the perfect time to have these new items in Tokyo Bubble Tea - and get us in a celebratory mood too.
We took a slice out of it and made the best decision of our lives. We tasted it. That cake and icing had an aroma of cherries and strawberries, really fruity and pleasant to the eyes. The middle part had really good mango tidbits and the cream was really fluffy. The sweet and great smell of the cake permeates after each bite so it was my favorite. Little did I know they did some more as part of the Sakura/Cherry Blossom celebrations!
It's summer and what better way to hose it down but by getting one of these Sakura Milk Shakes. The fragrant flavors that were found in the cake's base is also present on this one. It's a frozen beverage so you can expect it'll be the great thing that will extinguish that hot sun outside. There's also some small chewy pearls on the bottom that's going to give you something filling if you choose not to eat lunch or breakfast and want that beach body LOL.
If you don't dig frozen things, this Sakura Milk Tea might be the better alternative. It's got the same flavor profile and you'll find it sweet and fragrant like the rest of these things on top. I love the Sakura Milk Shake better, that's if you want to choose between the two that is.
Aside from these wonderful sweets and drinks, you can try their specials like Bulgogi Nachos (which had rave reviews from the people who tasted it that afternoon), the Nippon Ebi Maki, the really nice Samurai Burger, Omurice with Steak Mushroom Sauce with Hamburg Steak (which I absolutely recommend you get because it's like the real thing in Japan!), Korean Bibimbap, and the Grilled Porkchop on Roasted Tomato Sauce.
The place is like modern Japan. It's got great clean lines, two floors and a very nice area for customer comfort. It's very conducive to chat so bringing friends and family along would be a nice thing to do when you visit this place. The left and right side of the ground floor houses two establishments, but they operate like one and the same because these are sister establishments. They complement each other very well. The First is Tokyo Bubble Tea and the other is called Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe.
I would probably go back and order one of those cakes in the shelf because it's beautifully done. The Sakura Mango Roll and the rest of the Sakura themed drinks started March 20. If you haven't been to Japan to enjoy these cherry blossoms, the Tokyo Bubble Tea in Katipunan Avenue might be a close place to experience how it is to have that on a dessert plate. If you don't dig the busy ground floor of this place, there's the swanky second floor that you can go to for a more intimate cozy hangout kinda feel.
Some of my blogger friends even did a little crafting that day but I bet this place will be perfect for those who wish to have their computers or phones on the side. They have wifi and it's huge floor area can be good perhaps for small events if you wish to have one. They can probably arrange that. By the way, if you upload on your social networking channels a photo together with the Cherry Blossom Tree inside the store you can get the chance to win Php 500 worth of gift certificates. For more information about that, just follow their channels below! They also have branches in SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, Tomas Morato, Wilson Street, BGC, Robinsons Bacolod, Trinoma, Eastwood, Katipunan (this one) and in Centrio Mall Cagayan De Oro.
Thanks Tokyo Bubble Tea for the great food and company that afternoon. I can't wait to go back and spend a couple of hours with your new Sakura Milk Tea, Shakes and cakes soon! :)
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