How do they celebrate Valentine’s Day in Japan?
Did you know that in Japan during Valentine’s Day it is the women who give gifts to the men? They usually receive chocolates from a lot of women on February 14 – those lucky Japs!
There are two kinds of chocolates given during this season, the Giri-Choco and the Honmei-Choco. The Giri-Choco is usually given by girls to male friends, colleaguues and bosses. No romance involved – well, a little admiration maybe but nothing serious. The Honmei-Choco on the other hand is given to a boyfriend, lover or husband. So, if you received a lot of Honmei-Choco on Valentine’s Day – ‘alam na!’
Japanese male on the other hand are given a chance to return the favor a month after Valentine’s Day in an event called the ‘White Day’. They usually give chocolates, flowers, candies and other popular gifts as long as it’s white.
So go to Japan on January or early February, go out and make lots of female friends, and then quickly return to the Philippines before March 14. *hehehe* – the cheapskate diary.
Anyway, you can celebrate Valentine’s Day the ‘Japanese’ way anywhere in the world if that is what you prefer. If you’re here now in the Philippines make your Japanese Valentine’s Day date even more authentic by bringing your dates any day between February 12 to March 8 at a Tokyo Bubble Tea branch because they’ll be serving some awesome V-day treats and discounts for you and your date or dates!
For those who thought that Tokyo Bubble Tea only serve milk teas and slushes, well you thought wrong. They have sushis, salads, soups, ramens, pastas, burgers and the Yoshoku Big Plates rice meals. And from February 12 to March 9, you can avail of the ‘Yoshoku Valentine’s Treat’ for only 1,143.00 pesos.
The Yoshoku Valentine’s Treat
Any two (2) Yoshoku Big Plate Meals
Any two (2) Tokyo Bubble Tea milk tea flavors
Four (4) Special Makis
Two (2) Miso Soups
Here are the Tokyo Bubble Tea Yoshoku Big Plates that you can choose from:
Apple Glazed Grilled Porkchop
Grilled pork chop glazed with
apple sauce served with garlic rice and sidings.
1/4 Japanese Chicken Leg Rice
Japanese-Style 1/4 chicken leg, deep fried to perfection, and
served with Nori-ginger sauce, garlic rice and sidings
Yakiniku Beef Rice
Grilled sliced USDA beef marinated in yakiniku sauce served
with garlic rice and sidings
Chicken Teriyaki Doria
Grilled boneless chicken topped with teriyaki sauce & creamy
Japanese Curry Hamburg Steak
Grilled hamburg smothered with Japanese-style curry sauce. Served
with steamed Japanese rice and sunny side up egg
Sizzling Chicken with Black Pepper Sauce
Juicy chicken smothered in a special black pepper sauce served on a
Fish Cake Drizzled Soy Ginger Sauce
Special marinated fish with soy-ginger sauce.
Perfect with ginger fried rice
Aloha Sesame Sauce Glazed Salmon
Grilled fresh salmon on a bed of pineapple and topped with tomato
concasse. Goes well with our sesame mayonnaise sauce
Hayashi Bolognese & Egg Doria
Sweet Bolognese with mozzarella cheese and sunny side up egg
topped on baked garlic rice.
Omurice with Steak Mushroom Sauce
Omurice with special steak sauce. Served with coleslaw and grilled
As an added treat, the Yoshoku Valentine’s Treat meal also comes with two (2) Tokyo Bubble TEES of your choice for FREE!!! So how’s that for a V-day treat!
Here’s another special treat, Tokyo Bubble Tea and RainCHECK will raffle-off one (1) FREE YOSHOKU VALENTINE’S TREAT to a lucky reader by joining the contest below:
WINNERS will be announced on February 13 (Friday)!
Here are the Tokyo Bubble Tea branches:
SM North Edsa
LG/F SM North Edsa, The Block, Quezon City
(Sun – Thur 10am – 10pm)
(Fri – Sat 10am to 11pm)
tel number: 441-0097
LG/F SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
(Mon – Sun 10am to 10pm)
tel number: 638-7479
#220 Tomas Morato Ave., Quezon City (beside Alfredo’s steak house)
(Mon – Sun 11am – 1am)
tel number: 921-7382
Wilson St. Greenhills
#229 Wilson St., Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila (beside animal house)
(Mon – Sun 7am – 12mn)
tel number: 584-1998
Unit 1 & 2 G/F, The Fort Residences, 30th St. Cor. 2nd Ave. Fort Bonifacio
(Mon – Sun 8am – 5am)
tel number: 478-7483
Food junction, Eastwood City Cyberpark, E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Bagumabayan, Q. C.
(Mon – Sun 10am – 2am)
tel number: 571-4140
209 Katipunan Avenue, Brgy. Milagrosa, Project 4, Q. C.
(Sun – Thurs 7am – 1am)
(Fri – Sat 7am – 2am)
tel number: 961-8904
Banawe (Now Open!)
238 Banawe Street cor Pinalturan and Pagataan, Banawe, Q.C.
(Mon – Sun 7am – 12mn)
tel number: 294-9493
Level 2, Trinoma, Edsa cor North Avenue, Quezon City
(Sun – Thurs 11am – 9pm)
(Fri – Sat 11am – 10pm)
tel number: 718-0042
Cagayan De Oro
3rd Level, Centrio Mall
Claro M. Recto Ave. corner Corales Ave., Cagayan De Oro
(Mon – Sun 10am -10 pm)
tel number: 463-1419
Central Citywalk, Robinson’s Place Lacson St., Mandalagan, Bacolod