I think I have written in my previous posts my wonderful experience in the land of the rising sun. The country might be popular for Mario, Doraemon, Rilakkuma, Harajuku girls, The Great Wave of Kanagawa, Yui, Sumo,but for me it is the place for sushi, sashimi, tempura, and of course RAMEN.
It might be embarrassing to admit but in my two weeks stay in Japan, I gained 5 KG. No joke. I guess it is a no-brainer that I loved the food there and even first class Japanese inspired restaurants in my country can’t compete with the taste of authentic Japanese cooking.
So imagine my dissatisfaction every time I dine in to different restaurants which offer Japanese cuisine. The taste is just different. Perhaps because of the different ingredients; some materials may not be available in my country, but they can import it, you know, with Japan only four-hour plane ride from here. Or maybe it’s just the place? When I was there, the atmosphere is conducive to eating, especially when I was in Ishikawa prefecture.
Though I admit that some restaurants can deliver some dishes that have great taste, I’m also sorry to say that I haven’t been to one which is good in making ramen. It’s disappointing because I always want to eat ramen even though it is fattening. So most of the time, I prefer to order other dish so as not to feel nostalgic about Japanese meals.
However, last night, my friend and I went to dinner and we braved a Japanese fast-food restaurant here in Manila. I have dined there many times and knew what to order already. While glancing at the menu, bowls of ramen appeared in my face and my mouth instantly watered. After a few seconds of contemplating, I gave in to my craving and ordered a regular ramen bowl.
I had gyuniku ramen while my friend had tanmen. I am not fan of tanmen and I like beef soup so it was ideal to get gyuniku. And I wasn’t much disappointed.
The taste is okay. If I will rate it, I’ll give it an 8 out of 10.
And I’ll also include the appetizers and other dish.
This post is supposed to be a photoblog, but knowing myself, I just narrated here what happened yesternight. And look how long this entry is now! I must stop. Or else you won’t stop salivating. 🙂
Do you also like Japanese food? What’s your favorite? Do you know how to cook it?