Homie’s Milk Tea & Takoyaki: Homie Away from Home
Eeiii, Panagbenga is just around the corner.
Can’t wait till Session Road in Bloom, where all the scrumptious munchies converge in one spot (Definitely my favorite part of the Flower Festival. Oh, savory street eats, refreshing beverages after a few rounds up and down the street). But that’s still days in the future.
When they opened their doors for a dry run, I received a message of invitation from Ms. Shy to come for a visit. As if conspiring to push us into it, the temperature the succeeding days, as you well know, dear reader residing in Baguio, got lower and lower, leaving me thinking I should set it up pronto. =)
Cousins Sir Nazareth and Ms. Shy welcomed us to their cozy, takoyaki frying warm, little store and as we were checking their list of interesting teas, they got us started with ramen bowls: Charsu and miso. We started eating straight away while Sir Nazareth told us more about this milk tea depot that first started in Iba, Zambales. *sip ahh, comforting warmth and luscious soup. A moment of silence please (on my part *teehee), while I savor the ingredients in the bowl on its own (Whoa, the meat slices!) and as a symphony of flavors that came together deliciously, not one overpowering another.
What type of takoyaki, was the question of the day for Race and me. Especially for the indecisive, Homie’s has a sampler with two of every variety. I popped the octopus takoyaki into my mouth first, and noted what a well made snack ball it was. The taste got better and better as I went through to the quail egg one and then with bacon inside. ^^, Imagine a kwek kwek/tokneneng on steroids with all its embellishments. Home made bacon was used in the bacon takoyaki, nyum! All three, tasty batter bombs.
Like obedient children, X+1 went for whatever drink was suggested to us. The Starbucks inspired matcha milk tea with oats had a nice touch of textures in the gulps I sipped from the metal straw. Also, very reminiscent of Korean misugaru drink. The Thai tea, always our favorite milk tea, became even more fun to drink with egg pudding add ons. As large milk teas, they came in (beer) mugs that gave me an “I’m a Viking” vibe. I had to keep from slamming the glass onto the table after I took a sip. Later, we were also given a “love tea” to sample which was a rose flavored very girly looking drink. Bye bye, Viking. =))
Not only the takoyaki and milk teas are outstanding here, but the noodles too. The yakisoba, that was recently added to their menu, was an interesting take, with spaghetti for noodles (how versatile) and a generous sprinkling of sesame seeds (a most potent, small but terrible, nutty seasoning <3).
Homie’s Milk Tea & Takoyaki
First floor, Station 120 Building
101 Lower General Luna Road
Baguio City, Philippines
https://www.facebook.com/iloveteateamoo/ (Give their Iba, Zambales/Baguio, Benguet Facebook page a Like to stay updated on their freebies and promos for the day. I take it, there’s a lot of free meals/refreshments going on at Homie’s. Join in the fun, guys. =D)
***Thank you, Ms. Shy and Sir Nazareth for having us! We enjoyed our filling meal and learning about Homie and Homie’s immensely.
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