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Kozui – The legend of an ever flowing aromatic Water
“There is a legend in Japan which tells of a sacred ever flowing fragrant water in a well that comes all the way from Wakasa Obama City, Fukui Perfecture. The legned goes, Jitchu Kasho asked the gods from all parts of Japan to atten the shunie at Todaiji’s Nigatsudo. Onyu Myojin of Wakasa arrived late for the gathering, however, because he had been busy fishing. Mayojin deeply regretted his lateness and by way of apology promised to offer kozui (aromatic water) from Wakasa to Nigatsudo’s principal image. With those words, a black and white cormorant flew out of a rock in Nigatsudo and kozui fragrant water began to pour forth from the rock.”

“To commemorate this legend, Omizutori rite is performed every year. Kosui (aromatic water) is drawn from the Wakasa well in the akaiya, a place within Nigatsudo that contains the temple’s sacred wells. The rite is led by 11 torchbearers and when the water is drawn, a blare of conch shells resound to announces the services climax.”

Kozui Menu
Healthy Sandwiches and Soup | Soup and Fresh Fita Wraps | Fresh Japanese Salad | Japanese Eats | Chilled Asian Noodle Salads | Donburi Rice Bowls | Hummus and Soba

Beverages and Dessert Menu
Kozui’s Eight Premium Green Tea | Lemon Green Teaz | Kozui Tea Latte | Fruit Blend Korichio | Matcha Cream Korichio | Fruit Teaz | Anmitsu | Fresh Ice Cream

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Kozui Green Tea deserves all the raves it is getting these days from all the foodies. I must admit our drive to Tomas Morato from Malate was all worth it. I have to commend Kozui for the great marketing of its equity “healthy and green tea.” All the Japanese fusion food you choose from its menu is worth raving about. Best of all, it is a locally conceptualize Japanese tea cafe by Anthony So that can beat Coffee Tea Leaf and can be as popular as Starbucks given the right investments.

I guess the best things in life are colored GREEN 🙂 Animo Kozui!!

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Genmaicha Lemon Teaz (P70 Tall) – Genmaicha Green Tea is an exotic Japanese recipe that combines popped rice and popcorn with tender and delicate green tea leaves brew into a refreshing cup that’s both sweet and nutty.

The green tea taste reminds me of Mojito without the Alcohol.

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Spicy Dan Dan Noodle.(P148) Chilled Fresh Egg Noodles, on a bed of juliened cucumbers, topped with creamy spicy sesame dressing, red ginger, diced cucumbers, fresh cilantro, ground pork and green onions.

I can order a second serving of this salad without feeling guilty. We love the creamy spicy sesame dressing that transforms this salad to something worth raving about!

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Special Takoyaki (P98). Fresh pan grilled tako balls flavored with generouse chunks of ika, ebi and negi served with japanese mayonaise, bonito flakes, nori and special house takoyaki sauce.

These are the sosy cousins of the samurai balls with the thin bonito flakes that acts like wings. Highly Recommended!!

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Karaagedon (P178). Deep fried Japanese savory boneless chicken topped on steamed rice, garnished with bonito flakes, nori & negi.

A lot better than Teriyaki Boy and how I wish Kozui would expand to Makati soon.

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Karaage Chicken Vegetable Wrap (P148). Deep fried breaded boneless chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumber with japanese black sesame dressing wrapped in grilled pita wrap.

We wanted more so we ordered this pita wrap. The secret of this wrap is in the black sesame dressing. I’m wondering if they sell the dressing separately so that we can take it home.

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Mango Anmitsu. (P138/bowl) Shaved ice topped with mangoes, grean tea jelly, dango balls, sweet azuki beans, Taro jam and your choice of green tea/ vanilla ice cream.

Halo Halo with a simple twist of Green Tea ice cream. Don’t leave Kozui without trying out the Anmitsu.

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Kozui Green Tea Café. It’s healthy to go green.
258 B Tomas Morato corner Scout Fernandez,Quezon City
Telephone: +632.413-2705
Hours: 11 am – 12:30 am (Tuesday to Saturday) | 4 pm – 12:30 am (Sunday and Monday)
Website: www.kozui.com

Anton