Escario Central Mall, N. Escario St., Cebu City, Cebu
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I am a Ramen fanatic so I can’t abstain from ramen for more than two weeks, whether it be authentic or instant. Craving and hungry, I explored looloo and found that Tongara Ramen was just 10 minutes away!
The restaurant had a very nice Japanese ambiance with its bar and booth tables. Each table has its own condiments and utensils just like a typical ramen booth in Japan. The menu is not extensive. They have eight choices of ramen with prices ranging from Php390 to Php560 and a few side dishes such as karaage, gyoza and chahan. Far from the cheapest but fairly reasonable for the quality and quantity.
Tongara Ramen [Php390] ️️️️
Gyoza [Php200 • 5pcs] ️️️️
Tongara means a mix of pork and chicken broth – which was flavorful by the way and the ramen was al dente. I like a bit of heat so I added a few pinches of chili powder. The gyoza was average and quite pricy. Some restaurants in Makati sell these for only Php150 for the same price and quality.
Service was great. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. Our orders were served within a reasonable time frame as well. Overall, I had a pleasant visit. I actually enjoyed the ramen even if it was a simple dish. I just wish that there was a bit more serving of noodles.
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Thank you, Dong Juan for bringing this authentic Japanese ramen in the island! This is actually the first franchise of this ramen place outside of Tokyo, so good job Cebu for bringing in a first!
I love Japanese food so when I got the recommendation from JP G, I aligned my next day off to visit even if it's all the way to Escario, Cebu. (I actually reside in Mactan.) i must say, the drive was way worth it.
I treated myself to an order of their flagship product, the Tongara Ramen and an order of Gyoza on the side. Both were excellent. I absolutely loved eating both dishes!
The noodles were firm, just the way I like it. The broth was smooth and tasty and most importantly was served hot. It was wonderful! The pieces of meat were nicely tender and tasty as well.
The Gyoza was very well made as well. Crispy on one side, soft and tender and flavorful on the inside. It was definitely spot on as a side dish for the ramen entree.
They also sport the no take-out policy here, so you better come in an empty stomach to really enjoy your food, and more importantly, be able to finish it.
It was such a good move to spend some me time here. But place looks good for dates as well. Hope Josh G and I can share a meal here next time he's in the island too. Will definitey come back!
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How do you RAMENd a broken heart?
Been scouting for good ramen joints in #Cebu and was ecstatic to discover Tongara Ramen!
It can definitely rival Yushoken here. Their broth is a mix of Tonkotsu and chicken broth so it has that extra savory kick.
We Ordered the Tongara Ramen, their simplest and signature dish, and the Tongara Seafood Ramen - which was weird because it was basically the same thing and had pork except that the broth was also combined with some seafood broth in the mix. Can't say anything bad though about it because both were delicious!
The broth was just love! And their noodles were perfectly firm, just how I like it.
A little pricey though, especially for Cebu standards, but definitely a must try!
To summarize (like what I do in my IG chubbyperohappy):
🏼Value for Money: 3 yums
🏼 Taste: 4.5 yums
🏼️️️ Ambiance: 4 yums
🏼🏻 Service: 4.5 yums
🏼🏼 Overall happiness: 4 yums
*The scale is 1 to 5; 5 being the highest*
#chubbyperohappy #henrysinstaxgiveaway #CeBUSOG
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Visited for the first time and asked the waitress what Tongara meant. She said it was a mix of Chicken and Pork soup. We tried their Tantanramen (P560) and it was delicious, The broth was so creamy with just the right amount of spicy heat. I would have liked more noodles, which seemed about average in taste and some slices of pork would have been good. The soup only had what tasted like ground beef, pechay and shitake mushrooms. We had chosen this Ramen, because the waitress said it was the only spicy of the selection.
One thing to note, they do not take credit card at the time of this review. They also do not serve take out or pack leftovers.
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Tongara Ramen is one of the Best 2015 Restaurants in Cebu. Conveniently located at Escario Central Mall, along N. Escario and near the Capitolyo of Cebu.
This place has been in featured in local newspapers and is being talked about my relatives as well. My cousin-in-law described it as "a very authentic ramen house" wherein they themselves made their own noodles.
The place is owned by a local couple who went to Japan and loved a ramen house over there. This resulted to Tongara Ramen being born in the city. The couple flew in the Japanese chef, who owned the ramen house they loved in Japan, and gave the training to the staff. Noodle makings and the like were taught. Quality ingredients were all outsourced in Japan. 🇯🇵
So the night came when my cravings for this place came to a satisfaction. The noodles were really good. It tasted Japanese 🏻 and the pork cutlet on the side was a good partner with the noodles. 🏻 Cravings were satisfied!
Price Range: (250-500php)
Food: Specializes on Noodles as their main dish; plus a few other appetizers (gyoza, pork cutlets, etc)
Store Schedule: Mon-Sun 11am-11pm
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