Tampopo. What's in a name? The name's catchy but it sounded a bit strange. But we got in just the same, curious that this restaurant is co-owned by popular basketeer and TV Host cutie Chris Tiu. We were served with Premium Black Pig Ramen or Kurobota.
A short history with an illustration can be found on Tampopo's menu. Black pig/korubuta is considered healthier, more juicy & more marbling in it. It came with aji tamago or soft boiled egg. Korubuta belly deluxe with corn & tasty egg was runny and delicious tasting. The broth's perfectly balanced with spices and the sweetness of the corn kernels.
The milky broth was delicious. The Deluxe Tampopo shoyu ramen's milky brith was made out of pork bones broth straight boiled in 48 hours where its gotten its milky texture. Noodles came from Kyushu, from the Southern part of Japan. The thinly sliced meat was juicy, tender and flavorful. The broth exploded with flavors--the meat, almost melt-in-the-mouth. I've just had one more savory ramen experience to remember! I also fell in love with Tampopo's tonkatsu. It had a sweet taste which came from its donburi sauce according to the waitstaff. In fact, it tasted better than what. I've just had last time at Yabu. If you can't decide between having a ramen or a tonkatsu, Tampopo is your best bet because they serve both ramen and tonkatsu to satisfy your cravings! I don't know if i'm just not that particular in ramen, but I liked Tampopo ramen more than Ippudo's. I am certain I'd come back to Tampopo's soon to try other stuff from their menu.
Tampopo are located in Promenade, Greenhills and Bonifacio High Street Central.
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