Tampopo Philippines (たんぽぽ )

Good news for ramen and kurobuta lovers in Manila! I recently discovered a new Japanese restaurant which really made me want to fly back to Japan ASAP. The feeling of being in the land of the rising sun with the busy noise of a ramen-ya and hot delicious noodles was something I miss badly. Lucky that I found a sweet alternative! Tampopo Philippines Hailed from Singapore, Tampopo was brought to the Philippines by friends Chris Tiu, George Huang, and Ty Tang. Together, they created the best of both worlds as they tapped the budding tonkatsu and ramen market. What’s in Read More …

Ramen: Irreplaceable Japanese dish

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 Read More …

Eating like a Sumo: Sumo-sam experience

Paul was hungry. He said so while we were seating in Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. “I’m hungry. Aren’t you?” Honestly, I was full after eating 떡볶이 (tteokbokki) for lunch. So I tipped my head to the left and answered, “So-so.” He smiled a bit shyly and claimed, “Well, I’m on a diet.” Then he laughed. I followed. It was so funny. “We can go and find something to eat,” I offered. He stood up and replied, “Let me go to restroom first.” Of course, I nodded my assent. When he went back, we focused ourselves to one of the Read More …