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Tamagoya! Noodle House

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I briefly lived in Cainta a few months ago so I, together with some friends from work, was able to explore a few must-visit restaurants in this side of the metro. The first restaurant I was able to try was Qizia Cafe in Marikina, though I would not be posting anything about that because we were so hungry when we got there, I was not able to take decent photos. Hahaha. We then were talking about which place next to visit and our collective craving for ramen brought us here the second time our group went out.

We got there half an hour before lunch time so the first level was almost full. We were led upstairs (which was still empty) so we could be seated. Walls were painted yellow and wooden furniture was everywhere. I loved the wooden booths at the first level, giving a more Japanese ambiance.

I was also really surprised by how affordable everything on their menu was considering the serving!

Gyoza (PhP 98), Tamagoya Ramen (PhP 198), Chicken Karaage (PhP 148) and Katsu-don rice bowl (PhP 158)
Yakisoba and Mabo Ramen (PhP 198)
Gomoku Ramen (PhP 178)
My favorite out of the bunch would be the Chicken Karaage, Gyoza and Yakisoba. The Tamagoya Ramen was my pick but those 3 definitely took the crown. The Chicken Karaage was perfectly crispy and delicious, same goes for the Gyoza which was beautifully pan-seared on the outside and soft and savory on the inside. The Yakisoba was a tickle on the palate as it kept us guessing what ingredients are incorporated in the mix. There were hints of curry and ginger which was delicately balanced that it resulted to be such a enjoyable Japanese treat.

I hardly finish any bowl of ramen but with Tamagoya, it's different. There was certainly that depth in flavor in the broth, and I love how the serving was not just noodles and soup base but there were hefty pieces of nibuta, egg, bamboo shoots and of course, the seaweed! Although it took me quite a while to finish it (haha!), I really, really liked it!

Some people might it's such a long drive for a bowl of ramen but I can attest that it's worth it. I could even say Tamagoya! Noodle House is one of Marikina's hidden gems that people should experience. Great food that's budget friendly. Now that's what you call quality. :)

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Tamagoya! Noodle House is located at 2 Hon. B. Soliven Ave, Masinag, Antipolo City
Contact No.: (02) 861-8631
Operating Hours: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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