I saw Kozui Green Tea featured in a magazine recently and went to try it out since I was in Quezon City anyway for my weekly acupuncture session.
I thought it was a new restaurant until I saw it and realized it has been around for a number of years and I just totally forgot about it.
I went there for a late afternoon snack and I chose the cold genmaicha lemon teas and an order of takoyaki. While the roasted brown rice green tea tasted ordinary and something I can replicate at home with a tea bag I thoroughly enjoyed the takoyaki or what I call octopus balls.
Most takoyaki I’ve tried in Manila are bland, mushy and boring. I was surprised that these balls were crisp on the outside and had a very flavorful filling with tender pieces of squid and other veggies which gave it a crisp bite and creamy texture. An order had 5 balls. I would definitely go back for this and maybe try a different green tea drink.
takoyaki P100 genmaicha lemon teaz P80
I was hoping that their menu would have food with green tea flavors but only the soba fit the bill. There were no green tea desserts either. Well except for their green tea ice cream and halo halo like concoctions.
Kozui Green Tea menu (click to enlarge)