Akiba is a slang used in Japan that means “Akihabara style”. It pertains to people, mostly older males, who are hooked into fantasy worlds such as anime and manga, and frequent the area of Akihabara in Tokyo. Bringing in a dash of Japan, but not Akiba but with great food and drinks, is Akiba Cafe as it opens its second shop located at Ash Creek in Greenhills, San Juan (first shop is located in SM Megamall).
Just about its opening day, we were invited to give its food fare a try. The first Akiba Cafe only serves beverages but luckily, the second one serves full meals going from all-day breakfast sets to katsu meals. With empty stomach, we began to unravel what Akiba Cafe has to offer.
I got the Tori Katsu meal (PhP 325), which is deep fried chicken that comes with a saucy dip. Akiba Cafe creates their own sauces and you can choose from the six flavors that they offer. These sauces are Classic, Teriyaki, Japanese Curry, Sweet Sake, Garlic Wasabi, and Seaweed Parmesan. Choose your own sauce depending on the Meal that you are having.
The Tori Katsu meal is served with rice and a beautifully cooked egg. This is such a big meal and can really fill your tummy to its satisfaction.
What I like about Akiba Cafe’s egg is that it looks fluffy on the outside but it is not oily. And when you cut into it, the yolk oozes out and teases you to devour it instantly.
The Longganisa Special (PhP 215) is part of the all-day rice-slash-breakfast meals at Akiba Cafe. Like the katsu meal that I had, it is also served with rice and fluffy egg.
The Fish Katsu (PhP 310) is a breathe of seafood freshness on the menu. The fish is tender and cooked perfectly. For me, it works best with the Garlic Wasabi or Seafood Parmesan sauce.