I’m currently here at the bus at EDSA, and it’s rush hour already. I just had a short but sweet catching up with a friend over a bowl of ramen. For me to ignore the traffic, here I am creating a new blog entry.
Yes. I just had ramen minutes ago and I’m blogging about it already, hence the title of this blogpost. Would you guess which Ramen place I’m referring to?
With great reviews and a current score of 4.9/5 at Zomato.com, I already confirmed that it’s current standing is accurate and the foodies really made a reliable review. Yes you’re right, we just ate at Mendokoro Ramenba.
I’ve been planning to eat here ever since I heard good comments from my peers who have eaten here. And at last, it happened earlier(Thanks Ella for making it happen haha).
Order, Pay, Eat, and Leave. That’s the kind of setup they have and I think it’s really cool.
Ella ordered her favorite Tantanmen while I ordered their Tokusei, a Tsukemen for a change. Plus Gyoza 😋
Sadly, I wasn’t able to taste my friend’s Tantanmen because I am not into spicy food as of the moment (hello Gastritis again huhu) but she really enjoyed her bowl of ramen, and even told me that she kept on ordering the same ramen everytime she dine here.
Well for my Tokusei, they served me a nice soft boiled tamago and a fresh noodles which I really really love. The noodles’ texture is so on point. It is paired with a thick sauce with ground meat (not sure if it’s beef or pork) and the taste is good but kinda salty if you taste it without the noodles. I almost ordered extra rice because I got extra sauce after I finished all my noodles haha.
Plus, it has a surprise guest..
Jaraaaaaaan!! A big slab of chasu with perfect grill marks for elevated aesthetics LOL. 😂 Seriously, I was surprised that I have this chunck of meat swimming in my tsukemen sauce.
Their Gyoza is great as well. Definitely one of their bestsellers 😊.
What’s great about Mendokoro is you could see how their staff prepare your food in front of you. Although I would love to see the actual preparation of “hand-pulled” noodles haha.
The restaurant can only serve 21 guests at a time so be prepared to wait if you’ll be eating here during lunch or dinner time. My friend told me that they have a lot of patrons here, patiently waiting for their turn. They often have a long queue during peak hours. Good thing we went here early and we were able to get a seat immediately.
And as I have mentioned earlier, you just have to order, pay, eat and leave. Their process flow is just simple and no frills, making their service really fast and impressive.
For the price range, it’s almost the same with Ippudo and Ramen Nagi. No service charge as it is already inclusive in the menu price. They have a reasonable price for a topnotch legit ramen here in the metro.
Over all, my first dining experience here at Mendokoro Ramenba is just WOW. Surely, I’ll go back here to try their other ramen varieties. My score at Zomato: 4.5.
Mendokoro Ramenba is located at V.Corporate Center, Soliman St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
PS. this is my first time to blog using a WP Mobile App. I wonder how does this look after publishing. 😁