After Chow Fun, there are a couple more new restaurants to try and I'll be sharing my reviews on them pretty soon. First off is Tori Box. We decided to try this after seeing that it's finally open after one of my regular mani/pedi sessions at Nail Loft. Slightly hidden from the busy J. Abad Santos route, Tori Box is a two storey cozy-looking cafe that is literally bursting with cuteness! It somehow reminds me of those artsy Korean coffee shops that we visited back in April.
I love friends who share the same passion for trying new restaurants and being bold enough to order a variety of dishes just for us to try more. That's one reason why we love our friends J and K! Certified foodies, they have been around Asia dining from high end restaurants down to hole-in-a-wall kind just to satisfy their forever adventurous palate. Sadly, K was on a very strict diet that evening and his admirable determination really kept him focused on his can of tuna while Paul, J and I tried a couple of Tori Box's dishes.
We also noticed that most tables ordered the Kara-Age thus we tried the Kara-Age Pop & Mojos (Php. 105). It was okay however I would have enjoyed it more had they removed the chicken skin prior to frying the kara-age. I really do not like the texture of chicken skin and biting into the kara-age made me cringe a bit. I liked the mojos though. :)
While the food still need to improve a whole lot, the cozy ambiance and the yummy gyoza makes Tori Box worth a try.
I can't wait for the other restaurants to open soon! So far I saw the board up for a crepe place, Eat my GF! and what I heard, a promising Spanish resto bar. ;) I ♥ ♥ ♥ San Juan!
Visit Tori Box at 403 F. Calderon street corner J. Abad Santos, Little Baguio, San Juan. Driving along J. Abad Santos coming from Wilson, turn right in the street in between Nail Loft and Piandre Salon.