A steaming hot bowl of ramen has become the comfort food of choice for most Asians, Filipinos included. Whether seated in a dining place or standing in queues at hawker stalls, ramen lovers simply dig into their bowls with gusto.
The filling goodness of egg noodles and the warmth of broth can chase your blues away especially in this month of sudden downpours that’s characteristic of the monsoon season.
This savory soup dish from China was first brought to the city of Nagasaki in Japan during World War II. Since then, the Japanese diet has embraced it as their own. Before long, the rest of Asia followed suit and the ramen fever has not showed signs of abating until now.
This September, Kitsho offers tasty ramen options to gourmands and gourmets alike. Whether you go for the classic or the spicy, have your fill of this fave ramen dish served the Japanese way. Using the spiral-shaped egg noodles, executive chef Mizumoto “Hiro” Masahiro has whipped up must-try concoctions for ramen lovers to relish and savor.
Kitsho is rolling out Chef Hiro’s sumptuous ramen an option that’s perfect for the rainy season. “Our ramen bowl is the closest thing to the soup and noodle dishes you may have tasted in Japan. Diners can either go for the traditional serving, like the Miso Ramen, or those that have been spiced up,” elucidated Chef Hiro.
Vegans would relish the Nagasaki Champon, a bowl of egg noodles with seafood and vegetables; or the Shouyu, that’s egg noodles immersed in soy broth. Those who prefer the taste of meat would go for the Tonkotsu Ramen , egg noodles in pork borne (soup stock). And for those who like a bit of zing, you would love the Spicy Negi Ramen in miso soup base with ground pork and served with onion leeks and shredded chili.
Diners who opt for any of the ramen choices may still enjoy their favorite Japanese dishes of sushi, sashimi, tempura, sukiyaki, teppan, yakimono (meats and seafood), bento boxes, as well as Kitsho’s homemade sweet and soft-serve ice cream in vanilla, Matcha green tea, Wasabi, and black sesame flavors.
Kitsho authentic Japanese restaurant is conveniently located at the ground floor of Hotel Jen in Roxas Boulevard, smack right on the Bay’s sunset strip in historic Manila. Kitsho is a joint undertaking with the MCK Millenium Food Inc.