Food, travel and dining experiences of a boot enthusiast.
Tokyo Cafe – Parfait for Dessert
This one’s a late post but still post worthy. One of my favorite dessert place is Tokyo Cafe and for only 1 reason, which can be summed up in 1 word, “parfait”.
Although I haven’t had a lot of parfaits from other restaurants, in fact, the only other parfait I’ve tried is from UCC, but I can’t comment on that anymore because I already forgot the experience. ^_^ I loved the curry! But that’s another story.
About the Shop
You can find Tokyo Cafe at Mall of Asia’s ground level (Main Mall), near one of the 2 entrances facing the South Wing (where the department store is ). Here’s the exact store location taken from Mall of Asia’s store locator.
There’s nothing really fancy inside the store. I think it would be even better if they find a way to make the place look a little bigger. Somehow, I feel it’s a little cramped, but there is enough space to walk around, going through tables. But exactly just enough to walk around and the moment you don’t look where you’re going, you’ll be knocking other people’s food or elbows. Maybe I’m exaggerating or maybe it’s just that I’ve always preferred spacious restaurants (with reference to my other posts).
All 3 pictures of the restaurant above show the whole place. You can see how limited their space is but I guess it works out well for them. There are tables and chairs outside too. You’ll also notice that there’s a basket with blue table napkin on every table. That’s where the regular utensils are. Anything else needed for the dish, like the dessert spoons and knife will be given when the food is sent to the table.
About the Parfait!
They have 5 different parfait flavors for 105php each, and I’ve tasted 4 of them already, but for this particular visit, we ordered Adzuki Parfait (red adzuki beans, vanilla and green tea ice cream plus whipped cream) and Choco Banana Parfait (of course banana slices, banana sauce, vanilla and chocolate ice cream and whipped cream with chocolate syrup). Both of them sound yummy? Well, they look yummy too and taste even yummier! The flavor isn’t lacking, the sweetness isn’t overpowering, and I think the serving size is just enough to satisfy your parfait craving and finish the whole thing without making you feel too full.
And here’s what I got. Gomen (sorry), if the picture’s a little dark. Oh, notice the coaster? Yes, we love it. Almost everything has their logo – paper napkins, the envelope for the utensils, the burger wrappers – which I will post below).
About the Other Orders
Aside from parfait, Mario decided to order one of their burgers, the must-try Gyoza Burger (150php), and I ordered their summer special, Peach latte (99php).
We love Tokyo Tokyo and we hope to sample the other dishes soon! But we’ll definitely be back for the parfait!