Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Kokoro Ramenya

It's great to see my hometown Pasay progressing, starting with how Mall of Asia now has the hottest brands of clothing and restaurants, (despite the high turnover for some food and nonfood brands), the development of Resorts World and the current construction of new world-class casinos along Macapagal (Solaire and Universal Entertainment). Another awesome thing about it is how near some great ramen places are, such as Genya Ramen (along Macapagal and located at Hobbies of Asia, 5 minutes away), Pasay Road ramen favourite Ukkokei (10 minutes away) and this new one we found along Roxas Boulevard (8 minutes away). *travel times computed with vehicle use

We came by Kokoro Ramenya one lazy Sunday noon, right around two months from its opening date.

A lift will take you up to the second floor, bringing you to the Japanese restaurant with a nice view of Manila Bay.

I love and need house tea, and I get really turned off when they're not served as complimentary.

The spicy tuna sashimi was up first (Oh how I miss sashimi..). We particularly enjoyed how it's seasoned, and how we actually ate the abundant sidings to balance the spiciness of the dish.
Spicy Tuna Sashimi [Php 225]
Two thumbs up for the plump, slightly chewy, slightly crispy texture of the Gyoza.
Gyoza [Php 155]
Next up is the star of the meal: Their Hakata Classic. This rich and creamy tonkotsu noodle soup comes in regular size and Sumo Bowl which can be shared by two [Php 525]. You can really taste the full-bodied flavours of the broth boiled for eighteen hours. The ajitsuke tamago (soft boiled eggs) were just right, slightly uncooked and still runny. I'd want it more creamy inside though.
Hakata Classic [Php 325]
 After slightly lessening the soup, here's what the dish looks like:

They claim that all their noodles are freshly made daily. What's great about this is that you can actually taste it. Their noodles have a good bite to it.

 And here's some of their menu pages:

Kokoro Ramenya
2/F Avenue of the Arts Building
Sta Monica cor. Roxas Boulevard
Ermita, Manila, Philippines

+63 (02) 254 971
+63 (02) 254 9438

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