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!
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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?