Ramen Bari-Uma Jr

Another gem of a ramen house, Ramen Bari-Uma Jr.

Bari means Super and Uma means Tasty. And the ramen’s really super tasty!

I love its interior. Red tiles adorn the corner end of the resto, while mirrors with painted Japanese words in red and black are placed on the side to make the place look bigger. To complement the red interior, furnitures like table and chairs are in cream.

Bright and airy, that’s the feel I got.

Let’s get to their Ramen.

The founder of Bari-Uma Jr wanted more people to enjoy good ramen at an affordable price. And I did enjoy my ramen!

Ajitama-Kuro Ton

Pork flavored Garlic soup, with Thick cut Charsiu and Ajitama (flavored egg) at Php 270.00

The garlicky taste and the rich broth gives the ramen its unique taste.

The picture doesn’t do justice to its taste. 😂

Ajitama-Siro Ton

Pork flavored soup with Thick Charsiu and Ajitama(flavored egg) at Php 230.00

The tonkotsu based soup really is rich and tasty.

Noodles are freshly made so that makes a huge difference. The Charsiu, though thick cut, is tender and it has that almost melts in your mouth feeling. The ajitama is cooked just the way I like it. The yolk is just the right soft.

Overall, I recommend this ramen place. It’s worth a try if you are in the area. Good for its price. Nice ambiance. Great and fast service.

Follow Ramen Bari-Uma Jr at their Facebook Official Page.

They are located at the 3rd Floor in SM City San Lazaro.

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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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Caution Hot!

Check this new ramen house which you could mix with your choice of hotness!
Sounds hot right?  Check out this spicy restaurant.

They opened in Kapitolyo recently and the place is packed.

Don’t expect a full menu of ramen though.  Mixing and matching is their thing.

Our choices:

1) Beef with Egg Noodles in Classic Broth.  Level of spice – none.

2) Pork with Wheat Noodles in Asam Laksa.  Level of spice – super hot.

3) Pork with Egg Noodles in Classic Broth.  Level of spice – none.

Our verdict.  The noodles are served fresh.  But the overall taste is just average.  It’s worth the trip if the waiting time is not that long.

What I love is their Dumplings.  They have 2 kinds.  Pork Dumpling and Kuchay Dumpling.  They are both made fresh.  We had about 2 orders of this and before we knew it, dumplings’ all gone!

Would have tried their Dessert Bao Bing if we haven’t been too full.

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