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Taken at: Mendokoro Ramenba in Makati City, Philippines

They listed this place as one of the best ramen finds in the Metro. And, boy, they did not disappoint!

They have limited seats so you might have to wait a while if there are customers. You don’t get to choose to be seated together because you get what you can – seats and all. They are solely focused on ramen with some sides like gyoza.

The ramen was delicious especially the broth. The noodles are firm just the way I like it. The chashu was the perfect addition to the broth and noodles. It was the perfect bowl of ramen!

Sorry, Ramen Nagi. There’s a new favorite in town.

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A Week in Malaysia: Day 4

Don’t kill me but today was such a lazy day. After all the commotion of Days 1 to 3, we decided to take it really slow. So slow, we didn’t go anywhere notable.

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We actually, went on a chocolate run. We received reports that chocolates are really cheap here in Malaysia. So, to source these chocolates, we made our way to MyDin near Pasar Seni station. Here, we found Cadburry bars for MYR 5.80. So, a PHP 120 bar of chocolate can be bought for just PHP 70, loosely converted.

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It was lunch time by then, so we made our way to Hakka Restaurant behind Pavillion Mall. Thank you, GoKL buses!

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Hakka Restaurant is listed as one of the best eats in Kuala Lumpur. Hakka Restaurant has been here since 1956.

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They have the sweetest honeydew drink which I really though will really just taste like water.

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This is our menu for today: spicy shrimp (but awfully delicious), kangkong sauteed in garlic, fried chicken, and Hakka style noodles. It was filling and very delicious. No wonder they stayed here for 61 years. And, there were a lot of Chinese customers – so it probably rings well as a Chinese restaurant.

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After a blissful lunch, we went back to the apartment, had our siesta, dipped into the pool, looked at the Merdaka Day celebrations, and drank to our hearts’ content.

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That was the 4th day.

 

 

 

 

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Others in this series:

A Week in Malaysia: Day 1

A Week in Malaysia: Day 2

A Week in Malaysia: Day 3

A Week in Malaysia: Day 5

A Week in Malaysia: Day 6

A Week in Malaysia: Day 7

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Taken at: Sodam Restaurant in San Juan City, Philippines

So, we tried this Korean buffet in Little Baguio, San Juan. I was relieved that they have a lot of food options. But, was a little disappointed that some do not feel authentic Korean to me. Also, they use pechay instead of lettuce for their samgyeopsal.

Still, it was a good lunch and very filling.

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Taken at: Gozum Residence in Marikina City, Philippines

I have satisfied my cravings! I bought Frankie’s from Mega Fashion Hall and brought it home. My sister asked me to buy 1/2 a dozen of Garlic Parmesan and then I bought myself a dozen of the Salted Egg ones!

Yum! One of the best fried chickens there is!

Early Morning Prep


Good morning everyone!

I am making up early on a Sunday to watch the best of the best in Asian volleyball. 

But, I highlighted the skin care products that I use. I am just so happy with their effectiveness. For those with oily skin and have problems with acne breakouts, CosRx has a product line that will suit your skin type!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Don’t Miss


Sulbing (it’s the brand name, the food is bingsu). It is probably one of the best things your money can buy in Korea. 

Strawberries are not in season so I settled with mango. It is not as exciting but delicious nonetheless. 

See the number if spoons given to me? One bowl is supposed to be shared between 2 people. Who cares? It’s so delicious, I can consume one on my own.