MITSUYADO SEI-MEN: Grab, Lift, Dip and Slurp! Going Japanese at The House of Tsukemen . .

When in Manila, it is inevitable to meet interesting people with different gastronomical preferences. And they know how to Grab, Lift, Dip and Slurp!
In this side of Makati, where the long stretch of Jupiter Street lies, it was a touch of luck to join a group of responsible netizens gathered together for a night of dipping noodles.
Going Japanese at MITSUYADO SEI-MEN, The House of Tsukemen!
 
“Irasshaimase!”
  
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The cold wind that enveloped January evenings had been a perfect complement, at the same time gave us a reason to go out and place an order for a steaming hot coffee.
Size: TALL.

 

Well, that was supposed to sound like a great idea; or maybe, not long before MITSUYADO SEI-MEN started making waves! However, going any further wouldn’t be complete without giving you a brief history as to how this whole new noodle-sensation pioneered in the Philippines by the launching of Tsukemen (dipping noodles). . . 

 

Meet the man, Sir Hubert Young,  who stormed his way against ramen giants in November 2012 by introducing the out-from-the-ordinary way of eating noodles. 

 

 

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The store may seem like just another “hole-in-the-wall”, however, Sir Hubert’s idea about having a “…Good venue to get the interest of people to know what our place is like on top of good food“, (as he said during the meet and greet with the owner himself) , was inspired by the Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum, and so is Mitsuyado Sei-men.

 

The interiors were patterned to that of the ramen museum in Japan so that for every elevated step you take as you get closer to the glass doors, glance at your watch.

For, the simultaneous welcome greetings by the waitstaff and, when both doors are held open for you, will bring you to another place…

 

at the same exact time. . .

  

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 HENCE, LET THE TALK ABOUT GOOD FOOD BEGIN!

 

Relish  and tease your appetite on the photographic interpretation of some of the dishes you can find on the menu that separate MITSUYADO SEI-MEN from the rest!

 

Chicken Karaage 190php

 Chicken Karaage
190php

 

 

Gyoza 180php

 Gyoza
180php

 

 

One didn’t have to have bionic nose to distinguish the smell of sesame oil mixed with salty but quite flavourful aroma that floated in the air. The nose knows what’s best on the palate. I’ll even go out on a limb and say this has gotten to be the juiciest Gyoza I’ve ever tasted. Whilst, the Chicken Karaage can sit on and retained its crisp even after the second dish was served. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to hold on any longer to finish my share.

 

Appetizers can be fitting although served alone, on the other hand, an aperitif can round out to arouse the appetite better.  Thus, white ale  should solve the equation.

 

 

Hitachino Nest White Ale 280php

 Hitachino Nest White Ale
280php

 

 

ON NOODLES:  GAINING INSIGHT INTO JAPAN’S CULINARY CULTURE. The rave for ramen is no longer limited to Japan’s port cities or corners. Their delight on slurping noodles bathing in savory broth is only 15-20mins away if you’re willing to wait! Believe me, you’ll be better off by setting your expectations especially around 8-10 in the evening when you will also have to wait until you’re seated. In the meantime, these are what you could be waiting on…

 

 

Tan Tan Ramen Reg. 280php / Large 320php Light a fire in your taste buds with this ramen in a reddish, spicy chilli and sesame soup, garnished with chopped scallion and chili.

 Tan Tan Ramen
Reg. 280php / Large 320php
Light a fire in your taste buds with this ramen in a reddish, spicy chilli and sesame soup, garnished with chopped scallion and chili.

 

 

Char-siu Ramen Reg. 360php / Large 400php Prepared by rolling the meat into a log and then braising it at a low temperature and is typically seasoned with honey and soy sauce.

 Char-siu Ramen
Reg. 360php / Large 400php
Prepared by rolling the meat into a log and then braising it at a low temperature and is typically seasoned with honey and soy sauce.

 

 

Miso Ramen Reg. 260php / Large 300php This ramen has a distinctive broth that combines miso with oily chicken or fish broth mixed with another ingredient to create a thick, nutty, rather sweet o'licious soup.

 Spicy Miso Ramen
Reg. 260php / Large 300php
This ramen has a distinctive broth that combines miso with oily chicken or fish broth mixed with another ingredient to create a thick, nutty, rather sweet o’licious soup.

 

 

PUSHING IT ON, HOW ABOUT WE START TALKING ABOUT THE TALK-OF-THE-“RAMEN”TOWN?
You see, Tsukemen is not your traditional ramen that you can put into your mouth after swirling the noodles around a fork. I suggest you put that silver utensil aside. Here’s, why. . .

 

 

Double Cheese Tsukemen Reg. 340php / Large 380php. Let your tongue suffer the cheesy, citrusy, richness of pork tonkutsu with chewy al dente noodles as you crave for the next bite.

 Double Cheese Tsukemen
Reg. 340php / Large 380php.
Let your tongue suffer the cheesy, citrusy, richness of pork tonkutsu with chewy al dente noodles as you crave for the next bite.

 

 

Marutoku Tsukemen Reg. 340php / Large 380php The same al dente noodles, only thinner and served cold. Brought to perfection with Aji-tama (Japanese egg), nori and pork tonkotsu broth.

 Marutoku Tsukemen
Reg. 340php / Large 380php
The same al dente noodles, only thinner and served cold. Brought to perfection with Aji-tama (Japanese egg), nori and pork tonkutsu broth.

 

 

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To make the most out of eating ramen Tsukemen way, just remember these (supposing you have poured the cheese sauce) : GRAB enough portion of noodles that your chopsticks can hold, LIFT ‘em up, DIP and stir them into the separate bowl filled with pork tonkutsu broth, then, SLURP!!!

 

OFF THE MENU: OR AT LEAST, NOT JUST YET… which, for me was the exciting part as we get to try another batch of ramen dishes which are yet to see the limelight in specific, upcoming  seasons they will each represent.

 

 

Ika Sumi

 Ika Sumi

 

 

Seafood Aesoba

 Seafood Aesoba

 

 

Ika Sumi Aesoba

 Ika Sumi Aesoba

 

 

LOOKS LIKE NO ONE COULD GET ENOUGH OF NOODLE-DIPPING and slurping but we can mellow down without having to cease the fun with these extra treats…
Not only for you but, for the children, too!

Just what will you do if they start falling in line to your direction?

 

Ebi Tempura 260php

 Ebi Tempura
260php

 

 

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From Top Left (clockwise): Strawberry Kakigori 90.00php Sumiyaki Coffee Jelly with Ice Cream 90.00php Hawaiian Blue Kakigori 90.00php Mini Halo-Halo 150.00

 From Top Left (clockwise):
Strawberry Kakigori
90.00php
Sumiyaki Coffee Jelly with Ice Cream
90.00php
Hawaiian Blue Kakigori
90.00php
Mini Halo-Halo
150.00

 

 

“Gochisosama deshita”

WELL MY DEARS, I HAVE REACHED THE POINT where I have to put my hands off the keyboard, so I can stop  typing while you can stop reading and start sending group messages to friends and family for tonight’s game plan!

WHAT: Grab, Lift, Dip & Slurp!

WHERE: At MITSUYADO SEI-MEN (The House of Tsukemen)!

WHEN: In Manila!

P.S.: Be sure to get there before 8pm. I think I already mentioned why…

K A N P A I ! ! !


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Mitsuyado Sei-Men

No. 22 Jupiter Street, Brgy. Bel Air, Makati City
Tel No.: 511-1390

https://www.facebook.com/Mitsuyado.seimen 

 

 

 GRAB, LIFT, DIP and SLURP! Going Japanese (at The House of Tsukemen) MITSUYADO SEI-MEN Way. . .






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