On mother’s day the husband brought the kids and I at Mendokoro Ramenba in Makati. He said the restaurant is inspired by the authentic ramen houses in Japan, just like what we see in travel shows and magazines and their ramen is outstanding! Since we are a family of ramen-eating monsters we should all try it. 🙂
We went there for lunch, the restaurant opens at exactly 11:30am and we arrived there at around 11:45am on a Saturday. They can only sit 21 customers at a time and when we arrived there were already 21 people seated and around 12 to 18 waiting for their turn.
We line up at the cashier station to place our order, we pay, and receive our order slip and guest number. We waited around 45 minutes to be seated. Well… good food takes a lot of time to make and if you are really serious to try it, you’ve gotta wait. 🙂
Did you know that there’s only 10 items in their menu? I read that Japanese food culture encourages specialization. In Japan, the less items in the menu the restaurant offers the better: it means the chef and his staff have dedicated themselves to making a few dishes really, really well. 🙂
Here are some of the food we tried:
Aji Tamago (P90) This is a Japanese Marinated Soft Boiled Egg. This Japanese egg will complete your ramen experience.
Shoyu Tonkotsu Ramen (P410) Its broth is thick and milky white from pork marrow bones that have been simmered for long hours.
The summer heat has got me overflowing with ice dessert ideas including ice candy, slushies and popsicles!
Just a few days ago I made peach slushies and today I made peach creamsicles, it’s peaches and milkshake treat.
It’s a blockbuster hit, I can’t stop my daughter Lily from eating it all. Since it’s a bit big for her mouth I had to put in shot glass so it won’t drip on the floor everytime she gives it a lick.
This one is really easy to make, all you need is an ice-cube tray, a toothpick or anything that can hold your creamsicles. In my case I used my fancy little spoon and fork I got from a Japanese store years ago and some cocktail sticks.
The creamsicles are smooth and creamy with just the right amount of peach flavor — a not-too-sweet treat that’s the perfect way to complete a summer meal.
You have to try it!
Here’s the complete recipe of Peach Creamsicles, enjoy! 🙂
Give your mom the best gift this Mother’s day by cooking up these sumptuous pasta dishes, courtesy of El Real Pasta.
Your mother will surely feel your love when she tastes the creamy goodness of Elbow Macaroni with Chicken and Wild Mushrooms, and Flat Spaghetti with Creamy Sausage and Chicken, made more satisfying with the “yumayakap ang sarap” goodness of El Real Elbow Macaroni and El Real Flat Spaghetti.
250 g. chicken breast fillet – cut into 1-inch-long thin strips
4 pcs. fresh or canned oyster mushroom, thinly sliced
8 pcs. shitake mushrooms – soak in 3/4 cup water (15 minutes). Save mushroom water.
Remove stems. Slice thinly.
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh or canned button mushrooms
1 cup frozen peas – thawed
1 cup all-purpose cream
1 tbsp. rock salt or 1 tsp. fine salt
1/2 tsp. white pepper
1/4 cup chopped green bell peppers
1/4 cup chopped red bell peppers
First, cook the El Real Elbow Macaroni according to package directions, drain under faucet water and set aside. In a 12-inch skillet, melt the butter and sauté onions and garlic. Add chicken and cook until it changes color. Add mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes. Add peas, salt and pepper. Stir until boiling. Add cream and simmer. Top with bell peppers. Turn off fire and toss in the macaroni. Serves 4-6.
Cook the El Real Flat Spaghetti according to package directions, drain under faucet water and set aside. Cook 10 fresh or frozen broccoli flowerettes in boiling pasta water for 10 minutes, drain and set aside. In a 12-inch skillet, put butter and sauté onions until soft. Add sausage, chicken, salt and pepper. Stir until half cooked. Then add Continental All-Purpose Flour and mix well. Lastly, add milk, stir and simmer. Place pasta on a serving platter, top with sauce and garnish with broccoli flowerettes. Serves 4-6.