To be honest, it has been years since I’ve last eaten at Tokyo Tokyo. In fact, I’ve nearly forgotten what the food is like over there. But if this Tokyo Tokyo Wagyu Rice Series is any indication, then I would say they definitely still know how to play the fastfood game. They sent me a little press kit to try out this product line, and I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed it, so I decided to write a quick review.
Tokyo Tokyo is a pioneering Japanese quick-service restaurant chain in the Philippines so it’s not surprising they would keep innovating their dishes to mix things up. Last time, they created the Wagyu Cubes Bento (which I have not tried so I can’t comment). Due to the apparent success of that, they went back to wagyu and used it in a different way.
Tokyo Tokyo came up with a special wagyu-flavored Japanese fried rice to go into their bestselling donburi bowls. There are three variants available for the Tokyo Tokyo Wagyu Rice Series. For just Php 180 each, you get a surprisingly filling serving. All of them have the Tokyo Tokyo Wagyu Rice underneath, and while the rice was tasty, I did find it a bit oily.
Opening each container of my takeout was a feast for the eyes, because everything was carefully arranged. The first variant we tried was the Classic Prawn Tempura Wagyu Rice.
It has tempura onion rings and potatoes as well, which I enjoyed munching on. Savory unagi sauce is trickled all over. The tempura wasn’t crunchy anymore because my takeout had cooled, but I’m glad it isn’t all breading. There’s actual shrimp and potatoes and onions in there.
The second variant we tried was the Beef Yakiniku Wagyu Rice. It was the prettiest of the lot, with lots of appetizing colors!
I liked that every variant has veggies in them. Mixing the shredded carrots with the sweet-savory beef, plus the sunny-side up with the Tokyo Tokyo Wagyu Rice creates a party in the mouth that I enjoyed.
Lastly, we had the Chicken Teriyaki Wagyu Rice. It has shiny unagi sauce all over, with a side of lettuce that’s been drizzled with Japanese mayo.
I guess this was the most ordinary choice among the three, but it wasn’t short of flavor at all. The chicken was tender and juicy, with a smoky flavor from the grill. For the price it’s actually not bad!
I guess this little post isn’t quite my usual, but I just thought it would be interesting to write about this newest option available in Tokyo Tokyo. This lineup is a tasty one. Considering you already get a bed of flavorful wagyu fried rice underneath, the toppings are kind of like “icing on the cake” if you will. They complement the tasty rice well.
If you’re looking for something that’s affordable and at the same time can pull the punches in terms of quality and flavor, give the Tokyo Tokyo Wagyu Rice Series a try. Oh, and let me know what you think!
Full disclosure: I received a PR package for these products but I received no monetary compensation for writing this review. All thoughts and opinions are mine.