Most often than not, I am hungry. But let’s face it… It is very difficult to find good food on-the-go. Especially when you only have few minutes to spare for lunch or snack break, it is quite hard to find the perfect food that you can bring around in the car, while walking, or even while on the desk working.
Thankfully, Tokyo Tokyo introduced a Makirrito line that features a combination of the two most popular dishes in the world—maki and burrito.
Makirrito is basically meat, rice, vegetables and seasonings wrapped in a nori or Japanese seaweed. It blends the premium flavors of maki and the portability of burrito.
What I like about this new product is that it is wrapped in nori. Unlike burrito, nori is a healthier alternative to the flour tortilla wrapper, and for people like me who don’t want to eat too much carbs, nori is the perfect complement. But don’t fret; I’ve eaten an entire serving of the Makirrito or two. Even without the tortilla wrap, it is still filling since they didn’t scrimp on any ingredients. Giving us the best deal for our money’s worth.
This new offering features two of Tokyo Tokyo’s favorites, chicken karaage and kani tempura, and is available in two variants—Samurai Karaage and California Kani Tempura.
The Samurai Karaage Makirrito is a roll of sushi rice stuffed with Japanese fried chicken, sliced carrots and shredded cabbage, drizzled with special Japanese sauce and mayonnaise.
I’ve always been a fan of Tokyo Tokyo’s Karaage, I used to eat their Karaage at least once a week when I was still living in the province for work. It made me quite excited that they are utilizing my fave dish and incorporating it in their other products.
The California Tempura Makirrito, on the other hand, is a serving of tempura crabsticks, ripe mangoes, shredded cabbage and sliced carrots also drizzled with special Japanese sauce and mayonnaise wrapped in sushi rice and nori.
Who doesn’t love California Maki? I would assume it is the best selling maki flavour of all time. ;p It just appeals to everyone. Imagine getting an entire roll of maki, and having it on the go? Best part, crabsticks are deep-fried tempura style! ☺
For people on the run, I highly suggest Tokyo Tokyo’s newest product, the Makirrito. I like it for the fact that it is handy, it requires no utensils to eat, I can eat it with one hand (or two if I’m having both variants), and it is quite tasty. The best part is, it is very affordable, you can enjoy the Samurai Karaage or California Kani Tempura Makirrito (or both) for only P100! ☺
Nathaniel C. Uy