Mendokoro Ramenba – Makati

As promised from the my last post about this Japanese restaurant, I only get this time to draft my review and what are the “thoughts” I have when I dined into this humble 20-seater place and how we braved the long lines despite being famished.

We initially wanted to find a noodle place in Kapitolyo but since we’ve been there just a few days ago, I said that maybe we could try Makati. Maybe there are new places there we haven’t heard as we have not been eating there for quite some time.

As I was about the leave, I remember about this place being talked about in social media and it’s just near Jupiter so in favor of this restaurant, we ditched Jupiter and went to Salcedo. If you will consider eating in their makati branch, prepare your waze as the building is a bit tricky to find (due to the 1-way street scheme in Makati).

We arrived at 9:30pm and the parking spot infront of the place is just wow! We were initally 14th in line so we need to wait for another hour to get seated. And so to kill time, we just stayed at the car until it’s already out turn. But while you are waiting in line, the reception is already be taking your order, asking you to pay for your line to be secured. So when it’s our turn to sit, we waited for another 10minutes before our orders are served.

We ordered the Tantanmen (bestseller), 10pcs Gyoza and the Off-the-menu ramen. I just told the reception what is their recommendation for something seafood and she told me that it’s not on the menu but they can prepare their secret one.

The Tantanmen made me say Tan-ta-na-nan! Super yummy! And the gyoza was hit for my son too. It was gone instantly! The stuff is so meaty and when paired with their sauce it a bomb combination. The ramen is also firm and right to the bite. It didn’t get soggy from being mixed with the broth. It’s a must try.

Now for the secret menu Ramen, this is the many reason why despite being priced more than P500+ pesos, you will still buy it because it’s truly irresistable! The broth is more like crab paste-rich one and the seafood mix, although very few is just blending in with the ramen. Worth the price!

The more than 1 hour waiting time is all worth it. Though I wouldnt’ advice to eat here if you are in a hurry or just taking your office lunch break. The seating capacity is very limited and it’s a eat-and-run place. You can’t stay there for chit-chat as people are constantly waiting in line. So be mindful.

Katzikat thoughts: Thumbs up!

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