Hay... 'di na nawalan ng sipon si DH! It all started when we went to SM MOA two Sundays ago because he attended an expo at SMX. It was raining the whole time we were there, the wind was gusting by evening. It was so hard to walk from point A to point B, the wind was pushing me in one direction.
|Small Size Ramen upgrade to Regular Size Ramen add PhP 40; add PhP 100 to upgrade to Large Size Ramen|
Anyway, we don't have a clue where to eat for dinner until DH spotted Santouka Hokkaido Ramen. The restaurant was full but there was no receptionist to be found. Some frazzled waitresses saw us but not even one came to accommodate us.
|Komi-Tamago... very memorable!|
We were hungry, left with no other choice- we don't like to go out and face the gusting wind again, I walked towards one of the waitresses only to be told that the one vacant table was reserved. Okay... fine. I said we are willing to wait.
It's so hard to get the attention of the servers especially if you are seated at the far end of the restaurant. If you have been to Santouka SM MOA branch, you would understand what I mean.
|Santouka Set B Small Ramen & Fried Prawn & Small Rice Bowl Set PhP 510|
I upgraded the size of my ramen to regular since I am sharing my bowl with my little girl. I chose Shoyu (Soy Sauce) as base. You can also choose Shio (Salt), Miso (Soybean paste) or Kara-Miso (Hot Soybean Paste) just add PhP 20.
Each Santouka Set Menu comes with a small size ramen, rice bowl, komi-tamago. tsukemono, salad and tea. Other ramen sets are Pork Cutlet (Set A) PhP 520, Fried Chicken (Set C) PhP 490, Fried Salmon (Set D) PhP 470, Fried Salmon & Prawn (Set E) PhP 500, Char Sui (Set F) PhP 450, Curry (Set G) PhP 450 and Salmon Roe (Set H) PhP 640.
Unlimited Rice comes only in the following sets: A, B, C, D & E.
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|Tokusen Toroniku Ramen (L) PhP 505; add PhP 20 for Kara-Miso|
Tokusen Toroniku Ramen is also available at the following sizes- Small PhP 385 and Regular PhP 445.
|Roasted Pork Cheeks|
Pork Cheeks are extremely valuable part as there is only 200-300g per whole pig. This order is served daily in limited quantity.
|Char Siu Gohan (Pork Belly Rice bowl) PhP 160|
Other Rice Bowl- Natto Gohan (Soybean Rice Bowl) PhP 110, Sake Ikura Gohan (Grilled Salmon & Salmon Roe Rice Bowl) and Ikura Gohan (Salmon Roe Rice Bowl) PhP 410.
Poor service aside, we enjoyed our Hokkaido ramen experience. It seems to me that there was no manager to be found that day maybe the management could teach its staff the value of service in their business.
Santouka Hokkaido Ramen is located at Second Level, North Veranda Entertainment Mall, SM Mall Of Asia, Ocean Drive, Manila Bay Reclamation Area. Call 804 3224 for reservations.
Other ramen places I have visited are Ippudo in SM Mega Fashion Hall, Ramen Nagi in Robinsons Magnolia and Nomama Restaurant in Quezon City.
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