Japanese Food Fest : Teriyaki Boy!

My craving for Japanese food lasted for the entire month of February!

Starting from the yummy Japanese burger and Katsudon dinner at Sango! followed by a laid-back sushi bonding with friends at Omakase, we ended the love month with a relaxed casual Japanese dinner at Teriyaki Boy.

We arrived early for dinner but the place was packed! Luckily, the friendly server was able to get us a nice table for two.

Our Teriyaki Boy Feast

We are regular patrons of Teriyaki Boy and it wasn't difficult for us to choose the dishes that we would like to get in every visit. For this particular meal, I was craving for sushi once again.

We zeroed in on the Tempura Tuna Tartare (Php. 135). We were hoping that this will be similar to the Spicy Tuna Salad that we enjoyed at Omakase. Teriyaki Boy's version was not spicy at all. While it consists of tuna sashimi cubes, I felt though that they added in way too much tempura bits that made the entire thing oily. We should have just gotten a plate of sashimi to be able to satisfy our raw fish craving.

The next dish was my favorite. Similar to my undying love for Katsudon, I also always make it a point to order a plate of California Maki (Php. 125 for 8 pieces) whenever I can. I love the mix of sweet mangoes, cucumber and crabstick all rolled into one with rice and Japanese nori sheet and sprinkled with crunchy orange ebiko! I love dipping this into my wasabi-soy sauce before popping the entire piece into my mouth. Yum!

We were feeling a bit full already with our two appetizers that we just ordered a basket of Cream Dory Tempura (Php. 125) to share. I also got a bowl of my favorite Yakimeshi to go with it. I love fish tempura especially one that is fresh, tender and flavorful. This is a perfect dish to order this Lenten season too!

I've mentioned here how much I love fried rice and a visit to Teriyaki Boy will never be complete without a bowl of Yakimeshi Rice (Php. 48). I just feel that TBoy's rice was a tad too oily also for my liking. Nothing still beats that bowl of Yakimeshi rice cooked on a Teppanyaki table that I used to enjoy as a kid.

Teriyaki Boy is definitely a fun casual dining place for friends and family who are looking for good Japanese dishes. Our other favorite dishes include their Tofu Steak, Gyoza, Teriyaki Chicken Boy Donburi, Chawan Mushi and their Seafood Teppanyaki. Do try their cold tea that goes well with any dish!

Teriyaki Boy is located at the Ground Floor of the Greenhills Promenade, Greenhills Commercial Center in San Juan. It has more than 20 branches nationwide. Contact them at 725-3355 (Promenade branch).

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