There was a time in my life when everything I think about was food.
I was not yet finished with breakfast, I would already ask what is for lunch.
While having lunch I will dream of what is for "merienda"
Then... before dinner, coffee...
After dinner coffee...
I remembered long ago that I would never set foot at my home unless I get something in my mouth other than the carbo heavy meal I had for supper.
And THAT was how we came upon TAMAYAKI!
From what I remember, my husband and I already had a great meal somewhere. My tummy was bulging and I was looking forward to snoozing my gluttony to bed.
But then, I felt a certain urge brainwashing me that the night is not over yet.
I just HAVE to get some munchies! And my foodie angel smiled then led us to TAMAYAKI.
I'm sure that even if you are not as a loser like me, you would still be hypnotized into passing by TAMAYAKI because of its inviting pink lights along the dark streets of P. Guevarra :)
Somebody seems to have made himself at home!
You would too if the staff welcomed you like crazy even if it was about 5 minutes till closing time.
Now that's service!
And that made my Chinese stalker more happy! He will be able to relax at a comfortable and cool place while I gobble things up!
I love their interiors and how everything transports you to anime-world! I bet you could not tell that TAMAYAKI is a franchise from China!
Time to order!
I love TAKOYAKI or octopus balls. There is something about the play of flavors encased in a sweetish ball then doused with a healthy dollop of their mayonnaise. It's cloud 9 in a bite! ARIGOTO!!
However, upon seeing their menu, I was in a dilemma... what to order? Everything seemed to good and I want to order more than 2 viands but my husband, a very "sensitive" eater, abandoned me by declaring he does not eat octopus balls.
So I just ordered the basic... TAMAYAKI'S Seasoned Octopus (P105.00).
They asked what sauce I would like on m Takoyaki and I requested to have one half to be regular while the other half is spicy!
Boy was I excited with what was laid down before me. I got not just 3 but 4 big Takoyaki balls heaping with bonito flakes and nori strips.
I am so ready to dig in!
I tried my darnest to act like a lady but I failed. Since I was not able to pop the whole thing inside my mouth, I just took a huge bite then let the other half dangle down to my fork.
I was pleasantly surprised that unlike other Takoyaki balls, TAMAYAKI's had that slight crunch. Once you munch on a morsel what surprises you are the glorious fillings all meshed together but still identifiable!
I got a big chunk of meat there and veggies! YUM!!! I loved mopping it up my plate for more mayonnaise!
By the way, I have a high tolerance for spicy grub but I found myself chugging down glasses of water with their hot sauce which is mostly curry based. I still liked it though and was worthy for a secondary visit from my gnarling teeth...
Just a thing of beauty!
It is a shame that I was not able to try their other balls and milk teas but it made us look forward MORE to coming back to TAMAYAKI!
And this time we'll not only be guided by their bright lights, but we'll follow the calling of our taste senses as well!
453 P. Guevarra St.,
San Juan City