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International Appeal and Flavors from Local Entrepreneurs at SM City Lipa

These sumptuous looking takoyaki balls are sure to surpass the taste expectations of those who will get to try it. Add a little more of the shredded dried meat called bonito, these meal is sure to give the authentic Japanese taste for only 65 pesos. 

An emerging term “glocal” has been getting a lot of attention these days. It is a fusion of the words “global” and “local,” and is generally understood to mean a local product with an international appeal. Local entrepreneurs such as the owners of JingZai Takoyaki, Sushi Teriyaki and Evolution Coffee Roasters thought of ways to go glocal as their business models.

Jin Zai Takoyaki

Located at the ground floor of the main building of SM City Lipa, Jin Zai offers a popular Japanese dish – takoyaki, which is a ball-shaped Japanese snack made of a wheat flour-based batter and cooked in a special half sphere-mold pan. It is typically filled with minced or diced octopus (tako), tempura scraps (tenkasu), pickled ginger, and green onion. Jin Zai offers a variety of flavors and sauces to fuse with the Filipino taste.

Evolution Coffee Roasters

A quaint coffee shop located at the ground floor near The SM Store and SM Supermarket of SM City Lipa, Evolution Coffee Roasters offers coffee drinks and pastries personally created by its owner. The coffee shop also sells single-origin roasted coffee beans from Colombia, Mexico and Asia.

The welcoming ambiance of Evolution Coffee Roasters will surely make your meeting with friends and business partners more fun and light.

Sushi Teriyaki

As its name suggests, this store offers sushi and teriyaki. Sushi is the Japanese preparation and serving of cooked rice, combined with varied ingredients, chiefly seafood, vegetables, meat, and occasionally tropical fruits. Styles of sushi and its presentation vary widely, depending on the taste of its maker and of course of the one who eats it. Made to complement the Filipino taste, Sushi Teriyaki is a must try food place located at the food court area of SM City Lipa.