Hello all! It’s been awhile since I posted a food review yeah? And trust me, I have so many more to come. Long overdue. I swear, if I had a dollar for every post I said overdue, I will have AT LEAST $30 by now!
Okay, the bf and I actually went to this restaurant wayyy back in December last year but surprisingly, I still can remember my food experiences from back then. Then again, I do have pictures to remind me ;p
**VERY PHOTO EXTENSIVE BLOG POST**
Anyway, here’s introducing you…
Botejyu was founded in 1946 in the gourmet city of Tamade, Osaka. Since then, our restaurant name has been protected as a registered trademark for over 60 years.The name “Botejyu” is derived from the rhythmic cooking sound of okonomiyaki. The first part of the name, “bote” comes from the flipping sound of an okonomiyaki being turned over with a metal spatula. The second part of the name, “jyu” represents the sound of the okonomiyaki sizzling on the teppan grill. We, at Botejyu, still value this “delicious sound” as we continue to prepare each and every okonomiyaki with passion.
So yeah, and as you can tell from the description, they are a Japanese restaurant that specializes in okonomiyaki!
And in case you were wondering, what IS okonomiyaki?
Well, basically it’s a Japanese savoury pancake/pizza containing a variety of ingredients. The ingredients and cooking styles varies from different Japanese regions/restaurants of course.
Alright and now onwards to the food review! But first, some pictures of the entrance of Botejyu San at Tokyo Walker (Plaza Singapura Level 4). Generally there isn’t much of a queue there (compared to other restaurants) so if you’re looking for a place to have dinner with less waiting, you can try it out there.
Oh and I have to mention that it’s rather hidden at the back of Tokyo Walker with the more popular Ajisen Ramen and Kazokutei at the front.
We were seated in the restaurant really quickly.
Have to say, the restaurant is really small, with limited tables as you can see. Very homely and comfy though(:
And now, onwards to the menu(:
So yeah, they had this special selection of Modanyaki – a combination of Okonomiyaki and my favourite yakisoba!
And the other menu items as taken from their website:
Above images taken from: http://www.botejyu.com.sg/index.php/menu
And as part of Tokyo Walker, this particular Botejyu San also offers awesome desserts:
And after much deliberation, we finally settled on our food!(: Oh and while waiting for the food to arrive, we did some camwhoring X)
Food arrived really promptly within minutes. And this is what we ordered:
(Sorry! No long descriptions this time, I decided to just show all the food pictures for your viewing pleasure)
For the bf, he had the Stamina Beef Rice Hot Plate (+$1 for Garlic Rice).
For myself, I decided to try the Tomato Chicken and Cheese Modanyaki!
Then the bf and I ordered a Pork Okos to share(:
Oh and for drinks, we shared a Blue Coral Soda
And at the end of it all (or so we thought):
And then we remembered, we still had DESSERT of Chocolate BananaTart! While waiting for dessert to be served, the bf borrowed my camera to camwhore. Seriously.
LOL! Anyway, here’s some droolworthy dessert photos! It’s our favourite and it’s SUPER GOOD!(:
And at the end of it, we were just playing around with the chocolate
And we finally come to the end of it all! Here’s how much the bf paid for our meal in total. I think it’s pretty affordable considering that we had a 3 person portion – including dessert.
Would I be back?
Most likely. This actually isn’t my first visit to Botejyu San actually. Probably about the 3rd or 4th? Can’t get enough of the Chocolate Banana Tart, although I can totally do a takeaway at any of the Tokyo Outlets. Yes – no matter which restaurant at Tokyo Walker you eat at, you can have the Fruit Paradise dessert selection. Exclusively at Tokyo Walker(:
Would I recommend Botejyu San to you all?
Yes I would! The food is affordable and pretty decent. Totally recommend the garlic rice though, as it is seriously good! And of course, the dessert. Those are the standout pieces in my opinion. Meanwhile, I’m not so much of an okonomiyaki fan so I don’t have much to say about it. Hurhurhur. You should try it though, maybe you’ll like it(:
Lastly, to end off. If you’re really interested in making your own okonomiyaki, well, The New Paper actually did run their recipe and some step by step instructions on making them. Except that it’s in Chinese. Here is it for your reference:
I hope that you’ve enjoyed this food photo review! Hope it didn’t make you drool too much. Hehe!
260 Orchard Road
Plaza Singapura #04-01