I think I found my new number one ramen joint, and even if it’s a long drive down South, the comforting bowl of their ramen is worth it.
We were too early for a wedding last Saturday so we decided to have brunch at Molito in Alabang. I’ve heard about this not-so-secret ramen place were they only serve limited bowls of ramen per day, it’s Ramen Yushoken, just beside Omakase.
We were in front of the restaurant at around 10:30 and the sign says they open at 11 am, but the staff let us in so we’ll be comfortable while waiting for them to start serving.
Their placemats is also their menu, I like that it’s easier to choose because there are only a few choices. And for a ramen place, you don’t go look for something else right?
Check out the other ramen places I’ve tried:
- Ajisen Ramen
- Kimono Ken
- Ramen X
- Sumo Sam
- Genya Tonkotsu Ramen
- Teriyaki Boy
- Sakae Sushi
- Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen
- Ryu Ramen & Curry
We had Shoyu Ramen, Salty Pork Bone Ramen with Shoyu and drizzled with Mayu (roasted garlic oil) with our freshly made noodles. Topped with Chashu, Bamboo Shoots, Black Fungus, Sesame seeds and Spring Onions.
Shoyu Ramen is Jeff’s order, it must be good he forgot to offer me this to try, lol! Seriously, Jeff’s into customizing his meal, adding a dash of pepper here, a drop of chili oil, etc, but in this case, he ate this bowl of ramen in its pure form. He said it didn’t require any additional seasoning because the broth is flavorful.
Miso is soy-bean paste, and in Yushoken, they blend 7 different kinds of miso mixed with tonkotsu broth to get that rich, flavorful and complex broth. On top of the noodles is a layer of ground pork, bean sprouts and cubed chashu. Their chashu is the best I’ve tried! Tender and packs a lot of flavor. The noodles are firm and chewy, just the way I like it.
My fave side-dish whenever I have my ramen, Tamago.
Ramen Yushoken is now on the top of my list of ramen places, and with the line outside the place just after we finished our bowls, I reckon Southern peeps also found their best ramen yet.