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“Authentic Hole in the Wall Ramen”
Review of Mensakaba Geishu

Mensakaba Geishu
Ranked #24 of 386 Restaurants in Paranaque
Cuisines: Japanese
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Finally, my wife and I were able to find time to try out this much talked about hole-in-the-wall along Aguirre Ave just across El Grande Ave. Of course, we had our biases with us because by far the best ramen for us is still Yushoken, but we kept are minds and tastebuds open. We were quite lucky because there was no one in queue. Previews on this place mentioned that there could be a queuing line because only 13 persons can be seated inside at one time. We only waited for a few minutes for available seats. SO, as we took our seats we could see the Japanese owner preparing each order himself while his Filipina wife was taking the orders with the assistance of other kitchen staff. We ordered the usual Shoyu Ramens and Gyoza - the best sellers. My first move into the ramen was to taste the char-siu pork, and the words that came out of my mouth were, "WHAT THE HELL?!?!?!" Then my mind kept rambling, "HOW THE HELL IS THIS PORK SO SOFT THAT IT MELTS IN YOUR MOUTH?!?!?!" It was soooooo good. The pork was so tender. The noodles were also good. The broth was light. Mensakaba's Ramen is much different from Yushoken's (or Mendokoro's which is Yushoken's twin anyway). They're apples and oranges. Yushoken's broth is thick & heavy and packed with flavor. Mensakaba's broth is light and airy. They're the best at their own game but not directly in competition with each other. A DEFINITE MUST TRY FOR RAMEN LOVERS.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This hole-in-a-wall resto in BF is on top of the family's list when it comes to ramen. This is the family's go to place if we feel like eating an authentic ramen in the south. Food is prepared by the Japanese owner assisted by his wife and it's not expensive. Tantanmen, shoyu , gyoza & chasu don are our regular fare here. Two thumbs up!

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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Ramen is nice and chewy, soup is light and flavourful, meat is lean but soft. Much better than the other ramen places!Their Gyoza is nice also.

Prices are affordable, service is fast.

They don’t accept reservations and place is quite small. Best to come early.

Thank 955andreaa
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

When we crave for a hot soup...it is Mensakaba. When we do not feel like cooking dinner, we ran to this Japanese couple (nice Filipina wife)! I did not enjoy ramen until we found this place. Their Gyoza is the best too.
Always perfect!

Thank UPBSHRA82
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The ramen house serves simple food done to the japanese way of perfection. With its affordable price and quiet location this modest restaurant is a winner. Like any ramen house outside of japan , the flavor comes close with the convenience of a short travel for people living at tge south of metro manila

Thank Walter_triccie_reese
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