I know it’s been a while since my last entry. August 2013 to be exact. But I think that this year is a good time to resume writing about the places I’ve been eating in and the stuff I’ve been chowing on. Let’s see how long I’ll last this time around.
And what better way than to recap the delicious year it has been?
The following list is a compilation of the local dishes and drinks that wowed me for the first time in 2014. For some of them, sadly, it was also the last.
Lastly, apologies for rehashing Instagram pics. Like I said, it’s been a while since my last post.
No matter how much you despise the owner, dislike the service and the waitstaff, or even hate the decor, you have to admit that you cannot find a better bowl of ramen here in Manila. And I’m not even talking about the Tantan-men.
Even before this short-lived Ramen Apocalypse, I’ve tried to find a place that could rival Ukokkei’s Ramen. Ramen Bar and Moshi Koshi Noodle Boss are my “pwede na” ramen quick-fix places where I always get the RBS #1 and Miso Ramen, respectively. I had high hopes for Nomama where everything was good…except the ramen. Don’t even bother with Ajisen Ramen.
That’s why I’m both happy and sad that this new contender has come along…
Jeroen (@PepperPhil) and I were having coffee the other day when he whips out his iPhone and shows me pictures of his dinner a couple of nights before.
“You have to try this place,” he says, “everything was perfect. I come from the industry and it is impossible to have everything perfect. The food was great, the wine was at the right temperature, the beer and the glass were ice-cold. Even the glass!”
Tell me, how could I resist a testimonial like that?