January 22, 2020

Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Café in Parañaque: A Restaurant First of Its Kind in the World

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  • Ever since Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory made its way to the Philippines last 2016, we have been graced with creatively delicious sweets proudly made with a good combination of high-quality milk and cheese from Hokkaido, Japan.

    If you happen to love their signature Cow Cow Ice soft-serve ice cream and Japanese Cheese Cake, you are in for the best indulgence of your life as the Tokyo-based import opened the very first restaurant of its kind here in Manila!

    Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Café has finally opened its doors to the public in January by opening not only one but two cafés in one month!

    The first and flagship store opened at Ayala Malls Manila Bay in Parañaque City, while the second branch at Estancia Mall in Capitol Commons, Pasig City followed shortly.

    Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Café’s flagship store at Ayala Malls Manila Bay in Parañaque City

    The ribbon-cutting ceremony for both branches was led by Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory owner Mr. Seigo Kawagoe and I-Foods Group, Inc. founder and CEO Mr. Bryan Tiu, the company that brought Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory to the Philippines.

    Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory owner Mr. Seigo Kawagoe and I-Foods Group, Inc. founder and CEO Mr. Bryan Tiu, together with café executives during the Ayala Malls Manila Bay store opening.

    This one-of-a-kind restaurant surely has attracted tons of foodies since its opening because of its unique offers featuring elevated versions of Japanese comfort food and confections.

    Unlike the stalls, Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Café offers a dynamic menu not limited to their best-selling confections such as the Cow Cow Ice soft-serve ice cream and Japanese Cheese Cake that changed the dessert game completely.

    Their menu is comprised of a range of appetizers, soups, salad, pasta, sandwiches, mains, omurice, and, of course—desserts.

    (Clockwise) Ceasar Salad (Php 370), Molten Mozzarella Hamburg (Php 440), Salmon Teriyaki Gratin (Php 485), Caramel Banana Waffle (Php 240)

    The all-original dishes are created and prepared in Manila by their Japan-trained team of Filipino chefs and crew. Further, all ingredients are sourced directly from Japan to Manila on a regular basis to ensure that all their dishes are not just delicious but also unique.

    First and foremost, when visiting the café, you must try their signature Milk Pie (Php 100 per piece; Php 500, 1 box or 5 pieces), a crispy flaky pastry filled with luscious Hokkaido milk cream.

    These freshly-baked cream pie puff bites are basically heaven on earth with its crunchy golden layers that envelop a dollop of milky cream.

    Milk Pie (Php 100 per piece; Php 500, 1 box or 5 pieces)

    Since Japan is known for airy soufflé pancake recipes, Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Café also serves Japanese Pancakes (Php 210). A serving of these fluffy pancakes comes with your choice of toppings such as berries, chocolate, or whipped cream.

    Japanese Pancakes (Php 210)

    Another Japanese staple dish included in their menu is the Hayashi Beef Omurice (Php 395), a combination of omurice and hayashi rice with a thick demi-glace sauce and beef.

    Hayashi Beef Omurice (Php 395)

    For sandwich choices, they have 12-Hour Short Rib Sandwich (Php 485) made with sourdough loaf filled with tender pulled beef ribs, parsley aioli, and pickled red cabbage served with house potato chips on the side.

    12-Hour Short Rib Sandwich (Php 485)

    As Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory upgraded to first-of-its-kind café and restaurant, its spacious interior widely features the brand’s simple yet fun “kitchen” image with light-washed wood panels, marble tables, and an ensemble of bright fixtures.

    Surely, this café is the ideal place to hang out with friends for a simple lunch or sweet merienda in a uniquely Japanese way!

    How to get here

    • Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Café is located at the ground floor Central Garden Ring area in Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Parañaque City.
    • By car: From Ayala Avenue in Makati, take the EDSA southbound going to SM Mall of Asa. Continue along MOA Globe Rotunda bound to J.W. Diokno Blvd. Make a left turn onto Aseana Avenue and enter Ayala Malls Manila Bay.

    Images courtesy of Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Café

                 
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