July 4, 2017

Botejyu Authentic Japanese Cuisine Opens Third Branch in Robinsons Galleria

Botejyu, Japan's okonomiyaki pioneer and premier specialty restaurant, recently opened its third branch in Robinsons Galleria. Less than a year since it opened its first branch in SM Mall of Asia and another branch in SM Megamall, Botejyu is already set to continue with its aggressive expansion in the country.

The grand opening was graced by media and celebrity artists under Viva- the master franchisee of Botejyu in the Philippines. 

Everyone was treated to an afternoon of Japanese specialties consisting of Botejyu's signature dishes, and best-selling menu items, that continue to capture the hearts and palate of the Filipinos.

We started off with Osaka's premium Takoyaki All-Star (P245)- a sampler of Botejyu's takoyaki flavors: Original, Umami Sauce & Mayo, Spicy Mentai Mayo, Tomato Sauce, Thick Spicy Sauce, and Salt Garlic.

Next was another best-seller Premium Moonlight Okonomiyaki (P360) which boasts a mix of beef, pork, shrimp, squid, and vegetables, cooked into a pancake of savory goodness. It was drizzled with Botejyu's different sauces and mayo, then finished off with a sunny side up egg and katsuobushi flakes.

Botejyu also serves classic Japanese appetizers such as this Teppan Pork Gyoza (P200) which comes in 5 pieces of pan-fried elongated dumplings filled with meaty and juicy pork.

One highlight of our Botejyu's experience was the discovery of this Mentaiko & Potato Mochiyaki (P270). It was something I never had before, and I'm glad I was able to try it at Botejyu. It was a play of textures and flavors from the stack of crunchy potato strings with mentaiko and mayo, to the soft and chewy layer of mochi and buttery gouda cheese. Sooo goood!!

For mains, you can never go wrong with the classic Shrimp Tempura Platter (P340).

Ramen fans will surely enjoy this bowl of Botejyu's signature Paitan Ramen with Chicken Tempura (P395), that gives a real taste of Kyoto. The milky and collagen-rich soup base is light yet flavorful complemented by a crunchy and tender chicken tempura and a perfectly cooked ajitama egg.

We also sampled this Japanese-style Beef Curry Udon (P395) which features a light and creamy curry soup base. I was never the thick-noodle type of person, but surprisingly, I liked this one. I liked the chewiness of the udon noodles and the subtle flavor of the Japanese curry.

Botejyu also serves rice dishes like this amiyaki or net-grilled pork donburi. This Grilled Pork Rice Bowl (P325) is a Hokkaido specialty of pork slices, grilled in a special sweet and savory soy-based sauce.

A premium Botejyu specialty, this Japanese Wagyu Beef Rib-Eye Steak (P1,895) is wagyu at its finest. Though it comes with a hefty price tag, the beef is melt-in-your-mouth tender, with that distinct aroma and flavor of wagyu. The steak is topped with shiokombu or salted dried kelp to bring out the umami of both the fat and red meat.

Lastly, what better way to end the meal than with a classic scoop of Green Tea Ice Cream (P85). Oishi!

Botejyu Authentic Japanese Cuisine
2/F Lower Veranda, Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas, Quezon City

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