Gonpachi

Mabini St., Malate, Manila, Metro Manila

Gonpachi
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Adrian L.
5.0 Stars

Most people will tell you that the best Tantanmen ramen in Manila can be found at Ukokkei Ramen Ron. But obviously they have not been to Gonpachi yet. This little ramen joint in Malate serves the best Tantanmen ramen in town (and it is cheaper, too!) They even offer a chicken version which makes it less oily and fatty than ground pork. It's located in a quieter part of Malate (far from the clubs and tourists) and there's enough parking for its customers. But the real secret of Gonpachi's delicious ramen is - their chef used to work for Ukokkei.

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Adrian L.
5.0 Stars

Is there such a thing as a "pirated ramen"? This new Japanese restaurant occupies the now defunct Ukokkei Malate branch of the beloved ramen shop. And yes, Gonpachi also serves the famous Tantanmen of its former occupant. Their version looks exactly the same as Ukokkei's but is served in a slightly smaller bowl. The taste is surprisingly almost similar to the original and it's cheaper, too, at 320 pesos per bowl (versus 390 pesos). Now that is a good bowl of knockoff ramen! Kidding aside, I really don't know if it's run by the same people behind Ukokkei or if it's the same recipe but Gonpachi also offers something that was curiously absent from the former's menu - Tonkotsu ramen. In the end, the bigger question is: which Tantanmen tastes better - the original or the pirated version? There's only one way to find out: drop by Gonpachi and order yourself a bowl.

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