I love Ramen! Actually my three boys love it too. We've been to different ramen house in the metro and even found a good one in Baguio that's why on our last trip to the north, we made a side trip to Baguio just to eat ramen for lunch at Yamashita in Camp John Hay. Why I am telling you this? I found a good ramen house in Caloocan!
Last Monday, I went to Divisoria to buy some veggies because I was craving for Roka Salata (green salad of Cyma that I was able to hacked), I bought some lettuce and alfalfa sprouts, but quite disappointed that I was not able to buy some arugula :( . Anyway, as I was travelling from Divi to Sangandaan, some tarps hanging from Meralco posts in Caloocan, A. Mabini area caught my attention, there's now a Ramen house in Caloocan and it's called Saikou Ramen.
Good thing was, me and hubby had an appointment to our dentists at 3 in the afternoon that day and after his root canal and after my dentist adjusted my braces, I dragged him to the place which was only about 5 minutes walk from the clinic.
As we enter the place, I was really happy because the feel and the vibe is legit! You can see that the owner really wants the customers to feel the authentic ramen house that you can see in Japan and some other high end stores in the metro.
They have an open kitchen where you can see the busy chefs masterfully making the dishes.
This side of the dining area even have murals, and it seems that the little mountain at the center is Mt. Fuji but the waves are more highlighted on this one.
As we are making our order, we were given free glasses of cold tea. No, it's not the sweet one, it's just a plain brewed tea.
Since we both had an aching teeth that time, me and hubby just ordered gyoza and a bowl of their signature ramen which is good for sharing.
Gyoza is P 120.00 for 6 pieces
Their signature ramen is delicious, it was rich, nutty and bold. This was my first time to eat ramen with a nutty aftertaste and I like it. The noodles are thick and hard which was a thumbs up for me because I don't like soft noodles for my ramen. It also comes with nori, some green onions, tamago (which was not perfectly done IMHO, but it's ok, I still love it) and a slice of pork belly. Me and hubby just shared for this bowl and we were so full after salvaging this and the gyoza :)
Saikou Ramen P 200.00
(This is their signature ramen)
By the way, they have 8 kinds of ramen guys
We will definitely go back to Saikou, and right now, as I was writing this, I am drooling already and wanted to drag hubby and Jeff in Caloocan at this hour.
Here is the address if you want to have a try of a good ramen house in Caloocan :)