And just before the year ends, one of my food wishes finally came true. Yushoken, Manila's best ramen and tsukemen place for me, finally opened in Makati!!!
And what a beautiful space Mendokoro Ramenba is!
The idea is to replicate the true ramen experience in Japan, where there is no fried rice or tempura - just you and your ramen.
In my case, just me and my ramen and my cute ramen chef. Hee hee hee. Read about my Fuunji experience here.
Soft opening menu. There will be gyoza as soon as the machine arrives.
1. Proceed to cashier station to order, pay, and receive your order slip.
I am Guest # 9.
2. When a seat becomes available, your number will be called.
Please keep in mind that if you have companions, you might not be seated together.
3. Once seated, hand your order slip to the ramen dispatcher behind the bar
Watch the live kitchen action while waiting for your bowl
4. Enjoy your delicious ramen
Rox and I did this with flying colors!!!
Between the two of us, we shared...
Karai Tokusei Tsukemen
Check out the firm and chewy noodles
That you dip into this extremely tasty and mild spicy broth that clung to every strand.
The chasiu was so thick and tender. It was gone in 60 seconds!
Perfectly cooked Aji Tamago
While we were finishing up, Elbert came by and suggested we have a third bowl of ramen.
We protested just a little bit, but he insisted.
Boy, was I glad he did!! Mendokoro's Shio Ramen is LIFE-CHANGING.
The broth is rich, thick and creamy with so many layers of flavor.
I was so stuffed yet I blissfully slurped away.
Look at Elbert's "I told you so" smirk :P
Cyrene's "I just had my favorite Shoyu Ramen" beam
Karen, Mini Andre, Tahnee and Leo's happy ramen smiles
Congratulations, Elbert and Mendokoro partners! You guys did it again!
(Insert three thumbs-up emojis here)
Mendokoro Ramenba: V Corporate Center, Soliman Street, Salcedo Village, Makati. Same building as Wildflour and Toby's Estate but at the back entrance.
Tel: +632 215 1751