Lately, I have been craving for Japanese food, so when I received an invite to try Tonchaya Japanese Kitchen & Bar, there’s no second thought as I never hesitated to say yes. For everybody’s information, Tonchaya Japanese Kitchen & Bar is the newest restaurant bar located at the Fort Strip 7th Street corner 28th Avenue BGC, 1634 Taguig that is creating a buzz of excitement among visitors who love to experience Japanese cuisine.
Anyway, at Tonchaya, we ordered Special Crunchy Salmon Salad for starters. It is a must try fresh vegetables topped with salmon slices on a bed of crispy wanton with a dressing made from special wasabi! The unique blend of its spicy taste, the crunchiness and fresh salmon really complemented each other that yield a delicious taste.
In addition, we also had a bite of Crunchy Crab Maki. This Maki is made from deep fried shredded crabsticks – no wonder it is one of the best sellers of Tonchaya Japanese Kitchen & Bar. Honestly, it’s crunchiness made me crave for more. I just love it!
We also had Gyoza, Okonomiyaki, Gyudon, Miso Ramen, and Green Tea Ice Cream.
The Tonchaya’s Special Gyoza was loaded with a tasty pork, shrimp, and vegetable filling. And each one was cooked perfectly that’s why one bite of this gyoza was full of yummy goodness.
Okonomiyaki is a popular Japanese dish that is also sometimes called Japanese pancakes or Japanese pizza. Tonchaya Special Okonomiyaki is topped with pork, prawns, cabbage, beni shoga (pickled ginger), aonori (seaweed falkes), katsuoboshu (bonito shavings), Japanese mayonnaise, and Okonomiyaki sauce.
Gyudon! One of my favorites! A large serving of tender beef slices with egg served on steamed rice. You also have an option to upgrade it to teishoku set (unlimited rice, miso soup, house salad, and USDA beef) for an additional Php 150.
By the way, enough with their food because if I still continue, I can’t promise that I won’t drool (lol). So, let’s just talk about Tonchaya Japanese Kitchen & Bar. It can be considered unique or different from other Japanese restaurants or bar because of their Fusion cuisine. Fusion cuisine here means two dishes were combined into one, such as Japanese and Filipino dishes. It is actually described as a “happy marriage” between Japanese and Filipino dishes such as the Sushisig Maki – the fusion between Japan’s sushi and Philippines’ famous sisig dish.
The Crispy Pork Belly is another dish that must be tried! It is cooked to perfection, thus making it flavorful and crunchy. We even considered it as “pampataba”.
Well, for those who wonder how does these fusion cuisines look and taste like, you better visit Tonchaya Kitchen and Bar now @ Taguig and experience their unique Japanese + Filipino dishes rolled into one!
Overall, my Tonchaya experience was very positive! Delicious food, very generous servings, and not to mention all at a great price! I will definitely go back to Tonchaya Japanese Kitchen & Bar for more authentic Japanese and Fusion cuisine!
Tonchaya Japanese Kitchen & Bar
The Fort Strip, 7th St. Corner 28th Ave.(across NBC Tent)
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Contact Nos. 808.9750 or 0920-9212694