I grew up having the knowledge of just eating a piping hot bowl of ramen from instant noodle packs. So when I moved to Singapore, which is still the best food haven country for me in terms of variety, it was not difficult to appreciate a more authentic ramen bowl.
Manileños nowadays, are so lucky as we are catching up in terms of restaurants offering different cuisines and meals with twist. I was just away for 6 years, and every time I go back home, I can't help but be amazed and how much new restaurants are sprouting here and there. I wanted to try them all, maybe when I decide to stay for a year. (though HT hubbie might spank me LOL :D)
Ramen Bar had been in the food scene here in Manila for quite sometime. They have 2 branches: one in Eastwood and one in Piazza in Mckinley Hill which are both not too accessible from where i live.
Super Chasyu Ramen - my first impression of the bowl was pretty good. Though i was expecting a more milky and thicker soup, nevertheless, this was not too watery. The chasyu pieces were abundant and the tamago (egg) was marinated for 10 hours. The soup was very tasty. However, it was not served hot.
and with the abundance of the fatty part of chasyu, the soup gets oily easily that makes it tiring to eat. They could do better of less fats in chasyu as other countries do.
Though i prefer a thicker noodles (different version), I really enjoyed this noodles. It's thin, chewy and creamy. There were a few strands that got stuck together, but just a few loosening up during the cooking can do the works.
If only I had the time to return the bowl to make it hot, I would be very satisfied. I will let them know so they can improve.
A super chasyu ramen costs me 380 pesos~10 SGD~5 euro. You can get a cheaper bowl for 280 pesos. It's quite affordable.
Too bad, my tummy was not cooperating that day, that I have to skip the Tempura Ice Cream. :( Next time, i guess. :)