Teriyaki BOY

Name of Establishment: Teriyaki BOY
Location: 2nd fl, the Terraces of Ayala Center Cebu
Types of Food: Japanese Style Cuisine
Over-all place: Feel the Japanese Ambience
Ratings (1-5): 5
Url: http://www.teriyakiboy.com.ph/portal/

“Teriyaki BOY never tasted yucky to me”
When the terraces of Ayala Center Cebu opened its food-lobbies to the locals and tourists of Cebu, the very first restaurant that I self-feasted is Teriyaki Boy. I so much heard about it through my buddy’s reviews. I surely did try to dash in to taste whether TB really is worth a dining experience. I obviously went their alone! My work pals just backed out due to some personal reasons that are unavoidable. Good thing, I still have the heart to understand them!

The Interiors:

It just opened its doors to possible Cebuano regulars so the place is really clean and the flat dining boards and seats are spanking new. The yellow color is dominant surrounding the whole zone. The area has a capacity for only a number of seats. It’s not really spacious but the dining tables are set confined for you to have at least a good dining experience. The aisles are skimpy and more chances of elbow-rubbing with other guests. Now, that could make you uncomfortable. Well, you better concentrate on their food. It’s mores surprising!

The waiters:

Friendly food assistants are the assets of the restaurant. You’ll be attended by at least 2 who could help you out on what to choose if it seems your first time. Just ask them and they will surely guide you through the menu and I bet you try their house specialty!

What to taste:

With their accommodating waitress, I was offered the house specialty, the Teriyaki Boy Chicken! It’s so lip-smacking! Very appetizing to my famished belly. The meat is really sappy tender and the teriyaki sauce course through it is a blend of sweet and sour flavor. Just ideal to be a specialty. Good for 3 people but mind you, I consumed it all! I braced it up with their Gohan Rice! And note, using chopsticks! I’m into Japanese vibes that time! I would definitely be coming back for another one!

Since I like shrimps to the level that I would wage war just to taste it, their Ebi Tempura Shrimp caught my eye! So I ordered it. So far, it’s real shrimps and the dipping sauce correlates just fine with it.

For my shake cravings, I had their watermelon but I love Thirty’s version of it.

Serving time:

Ten minutes would be a good waiting time. Of course, they have to make sure my food orders are properly cooked! Oh, since it’s Japanese inspired catering. Expect a variety of sushi for you to choose from. Guaranteed fresh! I saw a family eating it opposite to my direction and their loving it.

Spend it:

My Complete meal

Teriyaki Boy’s Chicken Php 195
Ebi Tempura Shrimp 170
Gohan Rice 35
Watermelon Shake 65
Total Php 465
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My Joy

Name of Establishment: My Joy Food House
Location: 3rd Level, Ayala Center Cebu
Types of Food: Fast food (Chicken meals)
Over-all place: The most colorful dining place in Ayala!
Ratings (1-5): 3.75
Other Branch: Branch at Osmena Boulevard
Contact: (32) 231.5619 (Ayala)/ (32) 254.7979 (Osmena)

URL: www.myjoy.ph (for online orders)

Before the known competing fast food chains of the country extended their branches in Ayala Center Cebu, My Joy is already been a long time favorite dining destination for those Cebu-grown patrons. It is known before as MacJoy! I recalled a friend’s online repository of his childhood’s favorite eating place, My Joy. Since, I’m a Negrense who just came to Cebu in 2007 for some serious work, I never had gone thru the dining haven though I usually pass along its pave way. Until such time I read through his blog and I felt the urge to salivate on what it has to offer to my orifice organ!

First Impression:

The interior is really colorful with mix combinations of Neon PINK, GREEN and YELLOW. The colors are undeniably striking. In contrast to their ceiling, it’s white! Still the place is really beguiling to kids!

They have their own desserts station or what they call as Cooler Bar just by the nook. Oh, I love their shakes, btw. Of course, still enticing to my naked eyes.

For the area, they could accommodate a number of customers. There are side couches for those in groups of 4 or 5. If you are on solo fight or with your darling, tables are also set to accommodate your mood of the day. Certainly, these tables could be jointly moved if you’re in a medial team (10 to 12 heads). Simply, if hungry mobs are on queue, you’ve gotta wait for your turn at the counter. Draw the line, please.

They also have a water station just by the corner near the counter and well, it’s self-service to those who are able folks! I haven’t noticed any comfort room within the house. Yeah, that’s the first thing I’m looking but found none though they have a lavatory to wash your hands.

I’ve got served:

What I ordered in the menu? Their Boneless BBQ Chicken and it’s grilled, which is a specialty I should say. It’s moist-sweet but not spicy. Definitely, boneless! They really stick to it! LOL. Served with papaya salad-a typical partner! And banana ketchup for dipping. Cost: Php 112.

I also took advantage of their soup of the day, Chicken Asparagus Soup. Broth of chicken strips sprinkled with asparagus. The taste might be tolerable but I just found it quite salty. Cost: Php 39.

My online buddy said that their My Joy Halo-Halo is the best so far. Too bad, I was able to crash their Regular Halo-halo only. It’s too sweet according to my salivary glands but I could have requested less sugar in it. I know about it later when I confessed to my buddy that I’ve been there for a self-treat.

One thing that I find OK on their desserts is the Mango-Pandan with quaint ice cream (Php 59). The mangos are cubed and are sweetly ripe. The flavored pandan jelly is subtle enough so you’ll savor the fresh mangos.

My Joy also offers Combo Savers that are affordable from your pockets and all meals come with iced tea shake! Cool! Right? Prices may range from Php 55 to 130. Just visit their site for more. BTW, they also dish up on burgers (regular, mushroom, chicken and bacon), grills (pork, chicken and tocino), steaks (tangigue, chicken, bangus, beef, pork chop, burger steak), fried chicken at any piece, snacks (taco, hotdog, sandwiches, spaghetti, palabok, fries). And a couple of flavors for their shakes that ranges from Php 45 to 50 (ripe and green mango, pineapple, buko, avocado, four seasons, vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, banana, iced tea). Don’t you have a variety to choose from?

*Note: Prices might change without prior notice.