I have been a fan of Takoyoki the yummy Japanese snack food filled with Octopus for several years now, there are several kiosk inside the popular malls serving this snack filled with octopus and vegetables. So many generic kinds out there, some not as tasty as others.
Tamayaki distinguished itself as being one of the few takoyaki brands with a stand up store not just a small booth. Along with other food bloggers we had a food tasting at their SM North EDSA branch, this branch can house 40 or so people to dine in.
Tamayaki is located the 2nd floor of the Main Building of SM north across from the department store. Such a kawaii shop! It is hip and very trendy. Very attractive to the young set.
They demonstrated how takoyaki is prepared. I noticed that the these Tamayaki takoyaki are larger than the regular ones I have ever tried.
Two kinds of sauces, the original sauce on the right and the spicy on the left.
The takoyaki balls all look alike, but for the filling inside. Original takoyaki is octopus filled but at Tamayaki they have other interesting flavors to choose from. Unlike the other regular takoyaki, you can tell how generous the filling is. Grilled Steak, one of the best flavors I have tried from their selection of fillings. Crispy and crunchy on the outside, flavors burst inside once you take a bite, it really does taste like the actual grilled steak! Takoyaki is best consumed hot.
Pairing these delicious takoyaki with Tamayaki’s Milk Teas, I had the Macha Milk Tea with adzuka beans and with extra pearls, I am used to drinks in plastic cups, these were all served in durable paper cups. So Eco friendly, their takoyaki us also served in cardboard boxes.
Other things on their menu includes:
They also serve rice meals bento style.
They have a Party Service or bulk services as well, where you can have them bring their best selling takoyaki to you! Try their food cart service. If you want to hold a special occasion in their store, their largest branch located at P. Guevarra St. San Juan has 2 levels that can accommodate a large gathering.
Soon they will have Ramen on their menu! We look forward to it.
Tamayaki has a promo, post a photo on their social networking sites, tag them and hash tag #ilovetamayakiph and get a free takoyaki.
Thank you Tamayaki for a great food experience.
If you have a harking for a unique and filling snack, a great selection of milk teas, Tamayaki is the place to be. Takoyaki Never Tasted So Good!
Visit a Tamayaki Branch :
SM City North EDSA
SM City Fairview
Fishermall Quezon Avenue
P Guevarra Street, San Juan (Main Branch)
Have you tried takoyaki?
Until next time Sweeties!