Tamagoya Noodle House : Ramen Fix in the East
Three words: cheap, delicious ramen. What more can you ask for? That's what Hans and I found along Soliven Avenue in Masinag. It's not too far from our place and it's definitely a hidden gem worth visiting to complete your "ramen restaurants to try" list. Here's a quick review of what we had for that night.
The place is not that big but they used up the space pretty well. The first floor can fit up to 15 people while the seating upstairs can probably fit 30. (Super rough estimate) It closes at 9pm so make sure you arrive at least an hour early before closing time or visit them during off-peak hours because the place is always packed.
For ramen less than 200 Pesos, it's actually quite good. Swak sa budget and sa taste! I certainly can't expect Ramen Nagi quality from the broth because each bowl from those restaurants are around 500 Pesos each. I'm not saying the cheaper the price the lower the quality of the food should be. I'm just saying that the price should match the taste. Get it? So yes, I bet each ramen bowl from Tamagoya gives more bounce for the ounce.
The Stamina Ramen is a must try. We've been here a couple of times and a bowl of this soothing broth of spicy miso, vegetables, and meat is something your taste buds would regularly crave for. It's not too spicy but the hagod of the chili miso is there. To add to that, the serving is pretty big. It's made for one but it can definitely serve two. Another sure win is their Chicken Karaage. Crispy, golden, tasty , and juicy!
After eating you have to go to their cashier area to pay (Japanese style. hehe) All in all, we ordered 2 yummy big dishes worth 316 Pesos! This is great for dating couples like Hans and I who are trying to fatten up our savings account. And of course, for foodies following the Ramen cult (lol), and for those who are willing to travel all the way in the east for a great Ramen time. <3
Kuripot Tip: order dishes to share because they have big servings.