My cousin Lujean wanted us to try Octoboy, a restaurant famous for their Sizzling Japanese Pizza, she said. At first I thought it was little bit weird, because "Japanese" and "pizza" do not really go well together, or not at all. But a few weeks ago, Ly and I got to try Octoboy at Tomas Morato, Quezon City.
We ordered the Kani Salad (Php 165) for starters. They also have Kani Bacon, Miso Soup, Edamame, Yakitori, Spicy Tuna Salad, and Agedashi Tofu. The Kani Salad was good, it was the right choice of appetizer.
Besides the Japanese Pizza, the next best thing to order is their Osaka's best Takoyaki. Takoyaki is a Japanese dumpling made of butter, diced or whole baby octopus, tempura, pickled ginger, green onion topped with okonomiyaki sauce and mayonnaise. We got the Octopus Takoyaki (Php 120). They also have the Takoyaki in Shrimp, Bacon & Cheese, and Salmon.
Lastly, we ordered their bestseller, the Octoboy Sizzling Japanese Pizza Okonomiyaki, which was described as "a Japanese savory pancake containing a variety of ingredients. The name is derived from the word 'okonomi,' meaning what you like, or what you want, while 'yaki,' means grilled."
They have the Sizzling Japanese Pizza Okonomiyaki in 7 different flavors, namely, Peppered Beef, Pork, Kani, Octopus, Mushroom, Bacon, and Chicken. Asked which was one better, they recommended that we try the Beef Sizzling Japanese Pizza, and so we did. The Peppered Beef Sizzling Japanese Pizza Okonomiyaki (Php 340), is made of beef from gyudon, mozzarella, black pepper sauce, miso mayo, crispy onions, and corn kernels.
I tried eating it with my hands, but it's a little bit soft, so I ended up using my fork and knife instead. Surprisingly, I like the combination, and I like the overall presentation. It's both appealing to the sight and taste. I added hot sauce to my pizza, which gives the right amount of kick and spiciness, which I really like when eating pizza.