Monday, September 13, 2010

Shinjuku & Hana

11 Sept

Shinjuku Ramen House
Hana located inside Little Tokyo
along Chino Roces st. (formerly Pasong Tamo) in Makati

Shinjuku is well-known for their authentic tasting ramen and most especially their gyoza

Inside the restaurant

Spicy Tuna Maki

Chicken Teppanyaki

Gekikara Ramen (Regular bowl) Spicy!

Chicken Ramen (forgot the exact name) (Regular bowl)

Gyoza (8pcs)

Gyoza in the dipping sauce

Ebi Tempura (6 pcs)

Hana in Little Tokyo


Cooking takoyaki

At last, 6 pcs of Takoyaki (P100)

I must say that this is the best tasting takoyaki in Manila, somewhat close to Gindaco's. The difference is that they scrimped on putting various ingredients such as the octopus bits, red ginger, and katsuobushi flakes. It was quite dry and it didn't taste fresh as i expected, even though they cooked it upon order.

Gindaco's Takoyaki Boat with Egg Salad (SG$8)

Hana is the only Japanese restaurant in Little Tokyo which offers cook-as-you-order takoyaki balls, almost close to Gindaco's. Price is pegged at 100Php for 6 medium sized balls.

Shinjuku Ramen House
2277 Don Chino Roces Avenue (formerly Pasong Tamo), Makati City
(beside Makati Cinema Square)
(02) 8191242
Open from 10am – 8pm

Little Tokyo, Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati
(02) 339-3855
Open from 10am to 11pm

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Chicken Charlie

right after exams with car, nats & jess :D

Hailed as the "Bonchon Chicken Shop" in Manila. Wings & Drumsticks!


Chicken Charlie Rice bowl= perfect lunch for 59Php

Chicken Wings and Drumsticks. in Soy garlic and sweet chili (those with tooth picks are the chili ones)

It is cooked upon order, so you get the freshest and juiciest tasting piece of chicken ever. The method of frying the chicken pieces were beyond the usual. I think they fry the pieces twice, then lathered it with their signature sauce of soy garlic and sweet chili.

It was great since it was not ordinary, it was different from the other shops that sell chicken wings. the skin was crunchy and crispy in a different way. You don't even need sauce to accompany your wings.

Chicken Charlie fa├žade

Overall the chicken experience was delightful since it was beyond the ordinary chicken wing shop in the metro.

pardon the photos, all were taken using my phone's built-in camera :(

Chicken Charlie
Owner: Ifore Yu
592a N.S. Amoranto St. Cor. Banawe St. Quezon City
(02) 742-3333

Mien San & Ersao

after school food trip in Mien San Noodle House & Ersao
with car, nats, jess, aidz & sah

first seven photos in Mien-San, the rest are from Ersao

Spicy Beef Tendon Noodles (Mien-San)

Dumpling Noodles (Ersao)

Spicy Chicken Chop (Ersao)

noodles, chicken chop & milk tea! yeah

Mien San Noodle House
36 Villa Ortigas II, Granada St., Quezon City
(it's renovated now)
Tel. (02) 721-7594

17A Araneta Ave. cor.
Tuazon Malabon, Quezon City
(02) 364-4886 • 447-0621