Shizen Ramen

I walk past this shop whenever I go home but I never bothered stepping inside.

To be honest, the outside display is cute. Also, the shop isn’t that big. The place could probably hold at most 20 people inside.



We sat on the bar because the place was full even if it was already 9:20 PM. We ordered the Beast Ramen – pork bone broth, chashu, beef strips, corn, spring onions, and tamago.


It was indeed a beast! The bowl was bigger than my face. And for the price of PHP 310, the taste wasn’t bad! In fact, it was better than what I expected. They got the noodles right – firm with a bit into it. The only thing I will probably comment was the egg. It lacked a little flavor but was cooked right.

The place is quaint and homey.


I am surprised that I didn’t try eating here. Now, I have a place to go for not-so-late cravings. The next time, I’ll try the other items on the menu.



Seafood Still

Was still craving for seafood. 

We found Han’s Deli in one of the alleys of Myeongdong. It’s spicy! The noodles are tender but with a bite. They were very generous with the amount of seafood in the plate. 

It was the perfect closure to a great and unforgettable trip. 

Masuki Mami House

Masuki Mami House

Along the less prominent streets of Chinatown is a gem that’s been perfected since 1930. Masuki Mami House has been standingĀ on Benavidez StreetĀ for almost 86 years now. They’ve been featured in various TV shows and print articles.

We were both afraid to order one bowl each because we might not finish our bowls. So, we decided to order one special original mami and asked for it to be served for two.

Masuki Mami House

The waiter must have had fun giving us this amount of chopped spring onions. We were also given, each, a bowl of asado sauce which will give the broth its taste. In short, we were in charge how our mami will taste like. Other than those two, other available condiments and seasoning are white pepper, soy sauce, and fish sauce.

Masuki Mami House

The egg noodles we cooked beautifully. You get a lot of chew in one chopsticks-full. But, it’s also a bit heavy when it comes to filling your stomach. The store is also generous with their protein.

If I were not eating the whole day, I could have consumed a whole bowl for myself. However, I am really not a fan of sweet and savory food. I’d rather have it salty so I poured a really large amount of fish sauce.