Sunday, September 22, 2019

Yummy Tokyo Regis Center Katipunan Food Review: Affordable Good Quality Ramen Up Until its Last Slurp!

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If you were an Atenean or someone who studies in one of the nearby campuses in that area along Katipunan Avenue, you know pretty much that amidst the hurly-burly of nail salons, gaming stops and fitness centers, there is Regis Center--a favorite hangout place where restaurants and other student related activities abound. But apart from that, there's a food hall on the 3rd level of Regis Center that's worth checking out. And that's also how I've learned about my latest food discovery called Yummy Tokyo. 

Regis Center Food Hall

Regis Center Food Hall

With the Ateneo Campus as your backdrop while you eat, how can you ever go wrong?

Unlike ordinary food courts, the food hall at Regis Center isn't just a perfect study space  or a venue for a meeting with the interesting view of Ateneo de Manila's pocket of greens and the hustle and bustle downstairs, people actually come here at Regis Center to enjoy a really good meal. And because the primary customer base is made up of students, the food hall thoughtfully comes up in fun ways to present a positive youthful vibe which can be noticed right from the way their walls were carefully crafted to the establishments. 

Now, let's get back to my latest food discovery, Yummy Tokyo. As a certified ramen enthusiast, I've always been in search of affordable bowls of ramen without sacrificing its quality or taste. Each time I stumble upon affordable ramen bowls at unbelievably affordable price and able to pass my palate's discriminating taste, I can't help but write about it and share the good news to my fellow foodies. Hence, here at Regis Center, I've came across Yummy Tokyo. 

Ramen, that beloved Japanese noodle dish, has skyrocketed in popularity around the world. Bowls of it are generally served in a very hot soup. Now is perfectly fine to get your noodle fix in the chill of the coming "Ber"months and the Holiday season. Ramen noodles may seem simple at first blush, but ramen noodles in reality have complexities.
If you're like me who's craving for some ramen fix — look no further. Yummy Tokyo is here, affordable delicious bowls of ramen for you to slurp during this season’s sultry afternoons or nights.

Where else can you find an authentic and affordable ramen below Php200? Yummy Tokyo humbly began as a D-I-Y [do-it-yourself] ramen noodles which were being sold online. It was the brainchild of Chef Jin Chiba who perfected his recipe and sourced his ingredients from Japan. Chef Jin has partnered with Ms. Grace Castelo-Ydia and Ms. May when they first offered Yummy Tokyo as a restaurant. Their first branch is located in 103 Maginhawa Street in Quezon City then it was followed by another branch in the 4th level of the Philippine Stock Exchange in Pasig. And now very recently, they had also opened a new branch at Regis Center Food Hall in Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City. 

Shoyu, Miso and Seafood ramen bowls from Yummy Tokyo

Yummy Tokyo has 8 awesome ramen noodles that you will deliciously slurp away up until its last morsel for sure! They have Miso [Php149], Spicy Miso [Php169], Tantanmen [Php189], Curry [Php189], Cold Ramen [Php149], Shoyu [Php149], Tonkotsu [Php149] and Seafood [Php169].  

If you're up for some rice, there's also Onigiri [Php59 each] available in various flavors namely: Roadhouse Chicken, Spam and Mayo, Adobo and Spicy Tuna. 

Onigiri is also served at Yummy Tokyo

If you're up for unlimited ramen, you can get yours for Php399 with no time limit. You may check out their respective branches for their availability. Truly, they're value for money especially when you're craving ramen on a rainy weather, right?

Now, here's what I can say about their noodles:

MISO--Yummy Tokyo's take on Miso ramen has a tare which is made out of basic miso paste, mirin, sake, ginger and sesame oil. It may have possibly some sugar and soy sauce but it is a classic miso ramen which everyone will surely love. 

SPICY MISO--I love the fact that this Yummy Tokyo spicy miso isn't the type of spicy soup  that will keep you asking for some milk or water to lessen the fire from your palate. While it gives off some kick onto your soup, it's not the burning kind of spice that will leave you cursing. This one has got the right spice to give you some thrill as you slurp your broth. 

Tantanmen(担々麺)--Yummy Tokyo made sure that the ramen noodles are swimming in a deliciously balanced soup with hot spiciness from rayu Japanese chili oil while maintaining and not overpowering its mellow nutty sweetness from soy milk and sesame paste. 

Curry Ramen--I'm not even a fan of curry yet I love how savory and comforting Yummy Tokyo's version of this ramen. How amazingly full I get on broth, rice noodles and vegetables. It's fantastic! It's insanely delicious and has a unique flavor profile. Although admittedly i was skeptical at first, the curry infusion just makes sense. It adds a whole other dimension to the broth--warmth, spice, slight sweetness. I'm in love. This is one of my favorites at Yummy Tokyo. 

Hiyashi Chuuka [Cold Ramen Noodle]--I am bias when it comes to Hiyashi Chuka noodles because this had always been a favorite of mine. I love this soy sauce based noodle. Chilled noodles soaked in a savory sesame soy sauce. The cold broth of this dish is comprised of sesame oil, soy sauce and varying levels of sugar, vinegar, or even raiyu. Toppings include sliced cucumber, chicken strips, and corn kernels. 

Yummy Tokyo's Shoyu Ramen

Shoyu Ramen--This soy sauce based ramen noodles has a rich broth with a slice of chashu, narutomaki, nori and half tamago. 

Tonkotsu Ramen

Tonkotsu Ramen--Rich broth, hands down. It's no wonder this had always been Yummy Tokyo's best seller. 

Yummy Tokyo's Seafood Ramen

Seafood Ramen--I usually encounter restaurants serving seafood ramen who uses dashi stock powder. But it's quite interesting to note that Yummy Tokyo uses scallops for their soup base. For toppings, they use kani sticks, narutomaki and cabbages. 

If you haven't been satiated yet and would love to bring home the comfort food that is Yummy Tokyo's ramen, fret not! They have Ramen Kits for you! Yes folks, honest-to-goodness D-I-Y ramen so you can enjoy your favorite variant at the comfort of your own home on a rainy afternoon. 

Ramen Kits in different variants at Yummy Tokyo

Come and visit Yummy Tokyo at Regis Center. I can assure you, it's worth your trip. Get your ramen fix starting at Php149. The noodles have some chewy bite but are cooked just right that perfectly complements its ramen broth. I'd definitely come back for more bowls of these yummy ramen noodles. 

Cedric Laureta, Purple Plum Fairy, Ms. May of Yummy Tokyo, Adcel Faurillo, Alyzza Sanchez and Diane Nicole

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Disclaimer: I am not compensated for this post. Opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

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