My Reviews

Mendokoro Ramenba

5.0 Stars
Ramen or Noodle
4

Mendokoro Ramenba is my to-go Ramen spot 'coz they serve authentic Japanese Ramen very straight forward -- what you see is what you get. The broth is very rich in flavor, the noodles is firm and the toppings are generous.

Their Shio Ramen is my favorite.

This branch has more seats and has a bar upstairs too. I should try it next time.

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Mitsuyado Sei-Men

3.0 Stars
Ramen or Noodle
5

Mitsuyado Sei-men is one of those humble ramen or noodle bars that serves good Tsukemen. Their branch in Blue Bay Walk is well ventilated, and the interiors are pretty amazing especially the walls and ceiling decors. It looks like I am literally eating in a stall that is inside a Japanese Market. I was honestly thinking that I am inside a Hole in the Wall.

However, I was disappointed with their service most especially that Japanese people are very particular when it comes to this -- they need to be pretty fast and beyond exception. Also, it seems like they do not like to serve their customers.

Well, I tried the Aji-tama Tsukemen (Regular size). The noodles they used is really heavy enough to fill my hunger. While the broth is just fine. I was looking for a certain taste that will make me WOW but over all the serving is generous.

Will try to go back and try their other offerings.

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Ohayo Maki & Ramen Bar

5.0 Stars
Japanese
7

Ohayo is one of the hidden gems here in Valencia. You can have a preview of an authentic Japanese Ramen house without flying to Japan and at the same time food that can actually give you a good taste.
What I also appreciate as well is, their music is not loud and the place is very cozy.
The service is really fast and superb. Whenever they see your glass of water empty, its gonna be refilled again real quick. Also, I appreciate the staff because they try to interact with the customers especially those who cooks the food.

I tried the following food items:
Shio Ramen - the broth is really savory and flavorful. While the noodles is thick and can make you full easily. The egg is perfectly done and the pork is tender (its grilled)

Chicken Karaage - its good as is. With or without the sauces, it can stand on its own (rice na lang okay na)

Gyoza - me and my friend agreed that it tastes good but its taste is more of Taiwanese or Chinese Gyoza. What makes it special is the Parmesan Crust

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Mendokoro Ramenba

5.0 Stars
Ramen or Noodle
2

I've been a fan of Mendokoro since 2015 and I am one of those who would eat here not on a regular basis but more of I do wanna treat myself for a job well done.

For me, Mendokoro Ramenba is one of the hidden gems of Makati. It maybe situated on a small nook at the back of an office building, but the crowd is unstoppable. They are willing to wait just to be able to have a taste of the Number 1 Ramen in town.

My favorite is the Shio Ramen. But all of their ramen is rich and generous in flavor and not mention, tasteful broth.

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Yardstick Coffee

5.0 Stars
Coffee
2

Yardstick is one of the most established and known cafe that serves specialty coffee and not only that, they also sell coffee equipment, coffee beans and they even offer training for those who wants to appreciate their coffee more.

I love Yardstick because its like a theater to me wherein I see the baristas interact with their customers and also them making the coffee.

My favorites are the Dirty Chai and Roasted Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl.

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Hineleban Cafe

5.0 Stars
Café

Hineleban Cafe is one of those cafes that serves the healthiest dishes, especially that they do not use rice nor pasta on their meals. They are using Adlai or also known as Job's tears. But wait, there's more! You can actually order a half kilo or a kilo of Adlai at the cafe or their online store.

It is situated inside Gran Trails Cycle and is really busy especially in the morning and after lunch. The baristas are friendly and really has a wide knowledge on what they serve. BONUS! If you are a freelancer, you may prompt to work in this cafe 'coz there are sockets and strong wi-fi connection.

My favorite among the Adlai Dishes is the Pork Adobo Adlai. The pork is tender and flavorful already even without the salted egg. However it is really good with Adlai.

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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

5.0 Stars
Coffee

What I love about this CBTL branch is that they remember my name, my favorite and my usual order. Also, CBTL in general makes sure to serve your order fresh. Not only that, I really appreciate how they give value to those who bring their own tumblers by giving them 5 or 10 peso discount.

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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

5.0 Stars
Coffee
2

This is my usual breakfast place after I go to the gym. And I love CBTL 'coz they serve food that are of less guilt or no guilt at all, especially their pastas (well for me) while their drinks do have non-fat milk or no-sugar added options.

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Hustle Cafe

5.0 Stars
Café
2

I simply fell in love with their concept wherein they converted some container vans to a store. Also, they serve really good food for me especially their coffee.

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