Tamagoya Noodle House is located in far flung Antipolo, so it took a lazy Sunday night together with friends, for us to venture that way enticed by the prospects of a good bowl of ramen. Even on a Sunday, it took us quite a while to traverse the roads leading there, while encountering some traffic caused by unruly public utility vehicles as well as the usual we own the road religious groups parking all over the road.
We finally arrived after more than 30 minutes, The restaurant is located in a nondescript area, seemingly the only food joint there. There was a bit of wait, good thing there was some benches outside as well as a lighted menu board which we perused.
After about 10 minutes, we were led to a table on the 2nd floor, with a view of a little garden.
We were quite hungry so we quickly scanned the menu and ordered.
Kara Age (P148). Japanese fried chicken flavored with ginger, a side dish that is usually served in ramen restaurants. The chicken pieces were boneless and crispy but lacked the strong ginger flavor I was looking for. This would be good with children who might otherwise be turned off by the
Yaki Gyoza (P98/6 pcs.). Perfectly pan fried, look at the golden brown that touches on slightly singed. The gyoza is quite big and full of juicy meat, one of the better and good priced ones I’ve ever had.
Miso Ramen (P158). Miso flavored broth with chasyu pork and a half piece of tamago. Irene’s choice, which she could not help compare to Ukokkei’s. The ramen lacked the bold flavor we were expecting.
Curry Ramen (P178). I wanted something different so I picked this one. It had lots of vegetables (as you can see), not a problem for me as I love it. The flavor was just right but I felt the noodles were not as chewy as I wanted but for the price it was quite good.
Shogayaki Don (P148). Pork stir fried with ginger sauce. This one had a much stronger ginger taste than the Kara age. I’d order this again.
Yakimeshi (P118). Japanese fried rice. The serving is quite big, can actually be good enough for 2 people. The taste is clean and fresh, not at all oily. Peter liked it a lot and even wanted another serving.
Tamagoya Noodle House serves pretty good ramen and other Japanese dishes. I would not go out of my way to drive that far when I can get my ramen fix at Ukokkei with its superior ramen. Price wise, you can’t go wrong with Tamagoya, the servings while prices are cheap. This is a much much better choice than eating in fast food joints. One little thing to note, is that they are closed on Mondays.
Tamagoya Noodle House
(closed on Mondays)
2 V.V. Soliven Ave.,Mayamot,
Antipolo City, Rizal