Mendokoro Ramenba

On one of our rare date nights, we decided to head to Salcedo Village in Makati City to try this famous Ramen resto. We thought there will be a shorter line since it’s the middle of the week and it’s already late (8:30pm), only to be shocked, sleepy and hungry for 2 hours while waiting for our turn to eat at Mendokoro Ramenba.

So yes, we waited for almost 2 hours. When I paid, the Cashier told me it’s gonna take about an hour or so, we proceeded. Little did I know that it’s (again) gonna be 2 hours!!!

We are Guest Number 373!

When I was ordering, I got to order their one of their Secret Menus – Super Chashu – which they serve only in a limited number of bowls a day.

Happiness except we started waiting after ordering. Yes, you pay then you wait. If you decide in the middle that you don’t want to wait anymore, then there goes your ramen!

Check out their System ↓↓↓

Finally, after about 2 hours of waiting, we were seated! On one of the end of the U Shaped Counter. It’s an open kitchen set up, you get to see everything.

It takes so long because they only start preparing your order once you are seated. So aside from the long waiting time to be seated, you still have to wait again to be served your food.

Back to our order, I slightly regretted ordering the Super Chashu from the Secret Menu because it’s the same as the Shoyu from the Regular Menu except that it has bigger meat. It also has the same milky soup base.

Super Chashu at Php 540.00

Shoyu at Php410.00

Gyoza 5 pcs at Php 200.00

So, next question will be, was it worth it? Yes!

I love the texture of the noodles. The meat is super tender, melts in your mouth kind of thing. If only, they told me the ramen didn’t come with Tamago, I could have ordered prior. 😂😂😂

This was my bowl of ramen after. I was really super hungry so please excuse me.

But if I’ll be asked to wait for another 2 hours to have another bowl, definitely not. I will go back if we had some kind of agenda around the area, then probably pay and get a number first then just come back.

Thank you for reading my Mendokoro Ramenba experience. How was yours?

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Corner Market @ The Podium

The Podium was just a mini mall until they revamped it and expanded to be the luxury mall it is today.

While it is still mini compared to its Megamall neighbor, it stands on its own. Still many shops are closed but mostly, you go to Podium to eat.

So we are gonna talk about its unique “Food Court!”

On one of its towers, The Corner Market has arrived.

I love this pebbled entrance which says Good Food is Just Around the Corner.

There is a food directory outside so you will not get lost in this maze of good food!

One of the dining areas.

We tried at least 4 of the restos.

1) Ca Phe Saigon – Vietnamese

Cut your own basil leaves and wash.

Vietnamese Noodles with Spring Rolls

2) Bird House Fried Chicken – American

They serve big parts but the breading and spices are too salty for our taste.

Added some sides, kids’ favorite Mac and Cheese and grilled corn on a cob.

3) Char Express – Asian

Their set meal consisted of Char Siew Pork and Rice Toppings plus a bowl of Soup.

I love their Char Siew. I will definitely try their Crunchy Pork Belly and their White Chicken next time.

We ordered an extra Kailan with Garlic.

4) Easy.Tiger – Asian Fusion

Chicken Sate Meal with Bagoong Rice, comes with Papaya Salad and Lemon Grass Juice.

The Bagoong Rice is a little bit fishy (malansa) so I suggest you try other kinds. The Chicken Sate is okay.

This is their Seafood Laksa. Ordered by somebody else. Took a picture while not yet claimed. 😂

Other places to try.

1) Stockwell for coffee

2) Catch of the Day by Cold Storage – seafood paluto (ask them to cook)

You can have lobster at a food court!

Frozen Seafood to take home

3) Gusto – healthy salads

4) Meat Depot Mini – steaks galore

Choose your meat and ask them to cook the way you want it. Comes with sides too!

5) La Taqueria del Chupacabra – Mexican

For your Taco and Salsa needs.

6) Sultan Mediterranean Grill – Kebabs, Falafel, Shawarma

7) Barcelon – Paella

8) Inari – Grill Time

More desserts from:

1) The Rabbit Hole

2) Sundays – to cool off!

So there, go and visit The Podium if you have the time.

More restos to try outside the Corner Market as well.

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