An addition to the list of Japanese Restos that you should try would be Ukokkei Ramen Ron (in Arnaiz Road). Behind the yummy noodles and fried meat lies the story of why the Makati City Government asked to have it closed for business a few months ago.
Some stories say it was a political issue, some say a violation of the Makati Revenue Code, but who cares?! It’s now reopened and it just made people more curious.
Anyway, so we had the Ukokkei Miso Chashu Ramen, which tasted really great, quite different from the typical soup that you’ll eat in other Jap restaurants. The serving for me was good enough to share for 2.
And since I was craving for something to eat with rice, we also ordered their Chahan (fried rice) which was typical (a little salty but overall fine) together with their Chicken Karaage.
I personally found it good, the food was gone in less than 10 minutes. Certainly I’d go back to try the other dishes.
I’ve been reading blogs and the common advice was to order the Tan Tan Men which they call their ‘secret’ ramen. Some said they only serve a few bowls of these per night and I have yet to figure out why!
– Photos taken online as I was too hungry to take any
– You can find them here – Ukokkei Ramen Ron (Tesoro Bldg., 822 A. Arnaiz Ave.)
– If Makati is far, they also have a branch in Mabini, Malate