Just lately, I have been veering away from the fastfood trend but occasionally there are instances when I go inside a fastfood joint for a meal and the fastfood in question is Tokyo Tokyo. I have noticed their offering of the Fried Chicken Karaage but have not yet tried it out so I decided to go ahead and order the Sumo Remix with the Fried Chicken Karaage. We tried out Tokyo Tokyo at SM Bacoor.
Fried chicken karaage is actually a Japanese style of fried chicken of which the method of cooking actually originated from the Tang dynasty of China. Just a little bit of history there. :) So this dish is Chinese in origin and adapted to Japanese cuisine.
The Sumo Remix was a huge bowl of food with lots of rice, 2 pieces of the chicken and beef misono with an assortment of vegetables and 2 glasses of red ice tea for PHP255.00 which I thought was a pretty good deal with refillable rice might I add. The chicken really surprised me. I have had the beef misono once or twice so I was pretty familiar with how it was supposed to taste but the fried chicken was quite delish. Crispy skin on the chicken thigh and a juicy meat inside. The chicken wasn't coated with much flour which I liked and it was cooked just right. Pretty good deal methinks!
Not bad for Tokyo Tokyo. I love your fried chicken karaage which I plan to experiment on cooking myself sometime soon.
Guys, do try it out if you find yourself craving for that fastfood fix. It is a welcome change from Mcdonald, Jollibee and KFC's chicken meals. As the Bisaya in me would say - "pagudpud ug duga-un sa manok uy" which roughly translates to - "crispy and juicy chicken". I haven't tried this dish in Japanese restaurants though so I wouldn't know how it compares with them.
For this dish here is my rating:
Taste - 8/10
Price - 8/10 (quite reasonable)
Note: Photo grabbed from Openrice.com since I wasn't able to take my own photos because I was busy chowing it down!