I am quite tired walking for nearly one and a half hour. All sweat, dust and a little dirtied. What a day?
Indeed, it is a hectic full pack busy fast pace day that I have to endure again. I think I have to reward my self with a well deserve refreshingly relaxing break.
I asked myself, what about Kozui Green Tea? Yes of course, I will surely love Kozui Green Tea comes the response instinctively automatic.
At a glance, Kozui Green Tea at 258-B Tomas Morato Avenue Quezon City seems unrecognizable and understandably does not stand out as it was obviously flanked by myriad and much bigger coffee shops, bar and restaurants.
However, as you enter the place, you will be engulfed by the dominant simplicity of its white & green interior and bright lights. In awe you will say, wow!
It is not an overstatement to say that the place is indeed soothingly relaxing and gives you a pleasant and peaceful state of mind. What a day? What a nice place to relax? Wow! What a relief?
Kozui Green Tea is simply a small café’ restaurant, but has a lot to offer. A nice hang-out to enjoy yummy, healthy, light but filling reasonably priced deliciously delectable foods.
Kozui Green Tea offers creative and yet reasonably priced sumptuous Japanese foods consisting of soup, tempura salad, appetizers and Japanese rice bowls which is definitely more than the usual tempura, sushi, and Maki usually found in Japanese-inspired restaurants that sprout around Metro Manila.
Kozui Green Tea is famously known for its Japanese halo-halo called “ANMITSU” that is made of chewy “DANGO” balls served with green tea ice cream or yogurt. The melon flavor “ANMITSU” brings out a refreshingly clean taste for a savory dessert.
Though the crowds easy favorites are Mochi Truffles, Special Takoyaki balls, Fuji Apple Chicken Sandwich, Roasted Pumpkin Wrap, Chilled Green Tea Soba, Strawberry Matcha and the stand out Kozui green tea ice cream with its yummy look and the right combination of the smooth cream, milky sweetness, slightly bitter green tea taste, and summery light green color.
Tiramisu, done Kozui-style with matcha green tea powder sprinkled on top of it with sugar rush with potent antioxidants is indeed another winning favorite.
There is a bowl of scary looking greenish- brew, the Spinach soup that is good for three people that you can try as well. With its surprisingly delicious and very filling it is a winner, nonetheless.
A Dan-Dan noodle, a great Japanese version of the Chinese Szechuan noodles, is best served cold like a salad so that the spicy flavors of ginger and chili pepper will really pop out. The 2-in-1 noodle-salad dish is at once cold, hot, garlicky, savory, crunchy and decidedly chunky.
Other good choices are korokke mix made of potato balls mashed and deep-fried with another leaf-flavored favorite, spinach; Karaage chicken wrap which is a grilled pita wrap bursting with chicken chunks, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, and onions with black sesame dressing.
Indeed, you will surely love Kozui green Tea.