Mendokoro Ramenba Review – Love. Eat. Wander.
By Tsika Garcia Baylan
I have been a fan of Japanese food since I was young. Whenever I dine in buffet restaurants, I always look for California maki, sushi, miso, katsudon, teriyaki, kani salad, takoyaki and so on. I really love Japanese food that I would be in heaven if you will give me a platter of sushi or maki on my birthday!
Recently, ramen has been the talk of the town, and that got me really curious. There are a lot of ramen bars mushrooming around the country but I want to try the most authentic one. My cousin recommended two ramen restaurants – Ippudo and Mendokoro Ramenba. I chose the latter even if its rates are higher and the waiting time is longer (we waited for an hour when we dined in their Makati branch; 30 minutes when we dined in their BGC branch).
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FOOD & PRICES – Our Orders
Shoyu Ramen ₱410
This bowl of oh-so-goodness noodles has flavourful and creamy broth. It comes with succulent and smoky slices of pork that melts in your mouth, that’s how tender it is. The garlic oil provided additional flavour, too! What I really like was the perfect bite of their firm and chewy noodles.
Gyoza (3 pcs) ₱120
Their Gyoza was fine, nothing really special about it. Just add some available sauces on the side to make it tasty.
If you prefer spicy Ramen then this is for you. It has milky broth flavour with minced meat and a good amount of kick.
STAFF & SERVICE
The staff were friendly and courteous in both of their branches. They were able to answer our questions about their food. Before they call your number they make sure the seats and table our cleaned. I remember during our first dine, my daughter has her own bowl of ramen but they didn’t provide a fork, so one of the staff made customised chopsticks (for those who doesn’t know how to use chopsticks) for my daughter.
MENDOKORO RAMENBA BRANCHES
Mendokoro Ramenba is an open kitchen ramen bar where you can watch how the chef and staff prepare your food. But before that, you should fall in line in the cashier to order, they will provide your receipt with your number and you can either wait or sit in the waiting area inside the restaurant if it’s not crowded enough or outside where you have to stand up.
Mendokoro Ramenba Makati
V. Corporate Center, Salcedo Village, Soliman Makati City
Operating hours: 11AM to 12AM
Contact number: (02) 478-9625
Mendokoro Ramenba BGC
26th Street Icon Plaza RCBC Bldg. Taguig City.
Operating hours: 11AM to 12AM
Contact number: (02) 851-4844
Love. Eat. Wander. Tip
- If you want to have a taste of their ramen but don’t want to wait for too long, make sure to visit their branches around 9PM. Makati branch has 21 seats only while BGC branch has more than 40 seats.
- You may also try Ramen Yushoken – people behind this ramen bar in the South are the same as those who are behind Mendokoro Ramenba.
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Disclaimer: We are not professional food critics. Ghaad, we cannot even cook a decent meal. We just love eating and
criticizing (lol)recording our experiences. That given, please do not take our words against us, as our reviews are solely of our personal opinion, purpose and consumption. We may be swayed, subjected, or somehow influenced by background, sex, religion, nationality, affiliation, and experiences.
Nanay Tsika is a full-time mother and a part-time Online English Teacher. She enjoys writing DIY story books for her daughter and she has a passion for teaching as she believes continuously learning is a process for great improvements.