So far, how is 2014 for you guys? Well, for me.. nothing fancy yet. Although at most times I am thinking and daydreaming about my future or to be exact, what lies ahead of me after graduation because just by thinking about it makes me scared.. but that's for another post I guess because if I continue, this post will be something else. For now, let me share with you my ramen experience at Tamagoya Noodle House.
This place again is something my boyfriend wanted us to try, although he already ate here once, he wanted to share the experience so we went here to eat dinner after our Sunday mass. Aside from the fact that I love animes, Tokyo (even though I haven't been there YET), and that I'm not an avid fan of sushis, my love for Ramen isn't something as high as other Japanese food. And to be honest, I only sometimes eat ramen because my fave anime Naruto features this specific Ichiraku Ramen where of course, cannot be eaten in real life because it's only in that show. If you would take me to a restaurant, I would most likely order a rice meal even if there are other menus. But that depends also on what type of restaurant we are eating at.
So this certain Tamagoya Noodle House is located at #2 Soliven Avenue, Mayamot, 1803 Antipolo Rizal. I can't describe how we got there because even myself doesn't know. I just relied on my boyfriend's knowledge on how to get there.
It was Sunday and going there for dinner is already planned earlier that day so we really pushed it through even there are nearer restos around the church, especially that SM Masinag is just around the vicinity. At first glance, even though we're 50 steps away, we could already see the people waiting to be served. And we're like (or is it only me?) WTF, are we going to push this through because there are so many people waiting to be seated. But of course, we're already there. And so at that fact alone, I knew "Ay blockbuster pala 'to!" You will already get a hint that this place offers something different that's why people are patiently waiting just to eat what they are serving. I can also hear people conversing in the Japanese language. And other people talking about grabbing pictures.. another blogger probably?
It didn't took us long to be seated. Maybe 15 to 20 mins? People are constantly going in and out of the place so more customers are being entertained.
The place looks so Japanese. From wooden sliding doors to their tables.
The place is small but it has 2 floors. I just wasn't able to take photos of the 2nd floor because we were seated at the ground floor. Upon my research, the 2nd floor is somehow more attractive and has more seating capacity.
The menu book isn't fancy but it's the food that matters right? :)
Their bestsellers are Stamina Ramen which has a spicy base soup and Gomoku Ramen which has mixed vegetables and seafood.
Yaki Gyoza 6pcs. P98. Pan fried japanese dumplings. They also serve fried gyoza. Well cooked and you can really taste the meat inside. The sauce is also a perfect match for the dumpling.
Gomoku Ramen P178. One of their bestsellers. I wanted to try their Stamina Ramen but I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to tolerate the spiciness. I'm not into spicy food but just for the sake of experience of course. This ramen is somehow different from the others because of its rich thick sauce. The noodles are plain but still you can taste the flavor. It's mixed with different vegetables, mushrooms, seafood, and pork.
Katsu Don P148. Nothing fancy too. Served with Japanese rice.
The servings are worth the price and very generous. I can't even finish my bowl of ramen. I just wish they maximize more of what they can serve. They could probably add sushis to spice up their menus. Or even japanese drinks.
Overall verdict: It's highly recommended for Ramen lovers out there. Authentic and somehow there's a Japanese vibe. They're even playing Japanese songs in the background! :D
Additional info: They're close every Mondays. Open from 11am-2pm and 5pm-9pm.
So for Ramen lovers, this place is a must try! :)
PS. I suck as a blogger, and even much more as a food blogger. Do I? -___-