I am not really a big fan of ramen though it looks really appetizing when I see Naruto craves for it but then everything changed when I tried Mendokoro Ramenba’s ramen in Makati.
My friend once suggested it and she’s been really an explorer in the food world so it wasn’t that hard for her to convince me to try this one out despite it’s kinda pricey meals.
That’s Shoyu up there to tease you as you continue reading this review.
Of course, here’s the menu of the restaurant.
First of all, I wanna talk about the fact that Mendokoro always have these long lines so be sure to go here on dead hours to avoid such or if not, don’t come here if your stomach is at the state of “I’m super hungry, feed me”. The waiting usually lasts for 15-30minutes so there, I warned you. It’s worth the wait tho.
I tried all their Tonkotsu Ramens before I decided to write this blog post and to sum it up, all of them are HELLA GOOD, there’s no part or ingredient of the ramen that you would like to put aside and not eat because it’s all perfect but my favorite is Shio ramen.
For starters, I would also recommend the Shio ramen.
• Shio – it has a milky, creamy, salty ramen base. It’s like the classic original ramen of Japan. Thank Jesus for this one.
• Shoyu – it’s like Shio except that it has a special soy sauce — basically that’s why it’s called Shoyu.
• Tantanmen – This one is their actual spicy ramen. It’s hella good too but I am not really a big fan of spicy foods so this has to be my least favorite.
• Miso – It’s base is miso ramen but the best statement to describe this one is it has tons of toppings and bean sprout (toge) that its soup is highly influenced by the taste of toge and personally, I prefer to taste the ramen than the bean sprouts so this makes Miso go on my number 3 spot.
Before everything else, let me spoil you with the best part of Mendokoro’s ramen…
IT’S THE CHASU
A.k.a that meat on top of the noodles. It’s taste is so distinct, it’s so tasty and it’s so soft that the meat feels like melting in your mouth and it just compliments the whole ramen bowl. I swear to God, I always save this beef for the last bite.
You know what they say? Save the best for the last.
Before I end this post, let me remind you that Mendokoro doesn’t allow take outs so save yourself from the humiliation. They doesn’t want anyone to figure out their secret recipe so NO TAKE OUTS!
Food Quality: 5/5
Will recommend? HELL YES.
Will comeback again? If I have enough budget! :p