The most wonderful thing about spice is that it adds another dimension--a depth of flavor, if you must, to your gastronomic experience.
But this "other dimension" should not pull attention away from the entire dish by daring eaters to go for the level 10 and trade in a delectable dining experience for bragging rights.
I'm still dreaming of that level 4 Karai Maze Soba I had the other day, whose added spiciness never overshadowed the dish and left enough leeway for me to savor the flavor of chopped chashu and enjoy the crisp texture of the bean sprouts and cabbage. *slurp*
The struggle of being a first timer in Mendokoro Ramenba is not knowing what to order. I had a hard time choosing what to get because: first, they don't have any english translation or description on their menu, and second, there are no photos provided which could be a help sana on what to choose. Good thing, I referred to looloo and ig of how each ramen would look like.
I tried the Shoyu Ramen that looks yum in photos. My goodness! Sobrang sarap ng broth nia. It was helluva creamy and tasty! The taste was too rich and I couldn't help but praise every sip of the soup. The noodle was cooked just right. The meat was also satisfying.
As much I wanted to give perfect 5 stars, I wouldn't. As per dining experience, we had to eat fast to give way to the next diners. As much as we wanted to stay longer, we couldn't do it because they were asking if we were already done. 😒 We just ended up leaving after less than an hour of eating though. Hopefully, they would improve on this part kasi ang mahal ng ramen nilaaaa.
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Shio Tonkotsu Ramen - went here before midnight and we're shocked to see na meron pa rin pila. So, we're not the only ones craving for ramen in the middle of the night. We waited in line for almost 45 minutes and finished our ramen in less than 15 minutes. 😂 Anyway, the long wait was actually worth it, kaya naman pala pinipilahan. This was a great take on the traditional ramen. The broth was thick and flavorful. And sarap din ng chasu nila. Now, I am willing to fall in line just to have another taste of this. Konti lang yung items sa menu nila which was good kasi hindi mahirap mamili. Haha. Masarap din yung gyoza nila, one of the best gyoza I have tried so far.
Price: PHP 370
Table for: 1
Food Rating: 5/5
With new friends Junko Sato, first secretary and director at Japan Information and Culture Center, and Toshiyuki Taguchi, adviser at the Japanese embassy, and @manilabulletin news editor Isabel de Leon.
We talked a lot about a lot of things and of course we talked about food.
Junko and Toshiyuki talked about sinigang and adobo.
Isabel and I talked about takoyaki, sushi, and ramen -- and Mendokoro Ramenba at BGC, where I ended up having dinner tonight.
Gochiso-sama! It was a feast (in a bowl). Oishii!