Saturday, May 10, 2014
Sakura Season at Tokyo Bubble Tea
The first time I saw cherry blossoms was during our trip to Korea last month. According to our tour guide, the peak bloom of cherry blossoms only lasts a week and there's no knowing when exactly it happens every year. Although we arrived a week after the peak of the blooming, there were still lots of cherry blossoms to be seen! They transformed roads, buildings, and houses into a (light) pink wonderland! I actually thought (and I think some of you do too) that cherry blossom trees are only found in Japan, I didn't quite expect to see them in Korea as well lol. Apparently, you can see them in a lot of other places.
It was just very timely that a week after I came back from Korea, I was asked by Tokyo Bubble Tea/Honeybee Patisserie to celebrate with them the Sakura (which means 'cherry blossom' in Japanese) season. In honor of the cherry blossom festival, Tokyo Bubble Tea developed Sakura-flavored milk shake and milk tea, as well as the Sakura Mango Roll. Honeybee Patisserie is also expanding from just a traditional dessert store to a full-blown restaurant and is currently cooking up lots of new dishes to add to their menu.
The event was held at Tokyo Bubble Tea in Katipunan. The place was very much in theme! Hanging from the ceiling were white and pink lanterns showing drawings of cherry blossoms!
Truffled Salad with Bleu Cheese. Definitely a must-try!
Fettucine in Mango Alfredo with Chicken and Garlic. This pasta also contains small slices of mangoes. Its combination with the garlic flavor provides an unexpected twist!
Honeybee Croque Madame. The serving of this one is huge! A slice of ham in Honeybee's homemade bread topped with egg and cheese sauce.
Roast Beef with salad and garlic rice. This dish is just average, I would prefer the tapa any day.
Old Manila Tapsilog. The tapa had this sweet, yummy flavor but a bit overwhelming. Still good, nonetheless!
Sakura Mango Roll. This cake looks lovely! And the mango cream filling was so delicious, I wish the entire cake was made of this haha!
Sakura Milkshake and Sakura Milk Tea. I was really impressed that they were able to make drinks inspired by cherry blossoms!
Next up, painting! My sisters and I were each given a glass to paint on. I was never the creative type so I didn't really expect something nice to come out of my creation lol. This was what my sisters and I needed, we had loads of fun!
My sisters and I, together with the President and the chef of Tokyo Bubble Tea.
With travel blogger, Melody, and my sister, Tricia.
Look at the glasses we painted! So can you guess who painted which?
Thank you Tokyo Bubble Tea/Honeybee Patisserie for a fun-filled night with my sisters! :)