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Monday, October 15, 2012

Tamagoya! Noodle House



My visit to Tamagoya is quite significant to me since this is where I experienced my two firsts: my first Ramen and my first Antipolo food trip. Though I love Japanese food, I'm more of a sushi-katsu-and-tempura person, but I was willing to explore more of the cuisine. I live in Rizal, but I haven't really tried exploring the foodie places around the area. Good thing I have foodie friends who also live in Rizal and are willing to introduce me to spots I haven't visited before.

I recently had dinner-slash-bonding with Ate Miriam, who won my King Bee giveaway. She suggested that we have dinner at Tamagoya since I haven't been there before.



Tamagoya! Noodle House is a small restaurant tucked at the border of Marikina and Antipolo City.The Japanese-owned place serves authentic ramen, rice toppings and other Japanese side dishes at really affordable prices (compared to other popular ramen joints). The resto has two floors: the second floor is usually for large groups.




For starter, we ordered Yaki Gyoza (6 pieces, Php 98).

Yaki Gyoza

Yaki Gyoza are Japanese pan-fried dumplings. I usually have it steamed, but the pan-fried version was also delicious! It feels like I could finish an order or two myself and wouldn't feel guilty about eating something oily.

I had a bowl of Miso Ramen (Php 158) while Ate Miriam had a bowl of Stamina Ramen (Php 168).

Miso Ramen

I was surprised with their servings for the ramen bowls, which are quite huge that even 2 persons can share a bowl. Miso Ramen is a Japanese miso paste base soup with noodles, pork and seaweed. I don't really like miso, but I really liked this one. It was soothing and the flavor's just right for me.


Stamina Ramen

Stamina Ramen, their bestselling ramen bowl, is chili miso paste base soup. I've also tried it, and it wasn't that spicy for me. Anyway, if you want it to be hotter, you can add some chili powder.

Overall, Tamagoya! Noodle House is worth a trip if you want some authentic ramen fix without burning a hole in your pocket. The service was great, the whole place looks like I've been teleported to Japan. It made me love Japanese cuisine more that I can't wait to go back and try the other ramens and the rice toppings.

If you're planning to visit the place, take note of the following:
- The staff doesn't accept tips
- The place is closed on Mondays
- The place is open for dine-in from 11:00am to 2:00pm and 5:00pm to 9:00pm, they're only open for take outs from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.
- Parking slots in front of the resto tend to be full, you may park across the street.


How to get there:

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From Marcos Highway, turn left from Masinag Intersection (landmark: Masinag Market). Go straight until you reach the Soliven Avenue (landmarks: wet and dry market and 7-Eleven). Tamagoya! is almost behind 7-Eleven.

Tamagoya Menu


Thanks a lot for bringing me here, Ate Miriam!!! 

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Tamagoya! Noodle House
2 VV Soliven Avenue,
Mayamot, Antipolo City
Contact Nos. 8518631, 6814804

42 comments:

  1. You know?!... I love Japanese food too but I just can't like the taste of Ramen :/

    Well admittedly Rai Rai Ken & Bubbletea are the only 2 places I've tried. Must be the soup base, it doesn't really taste like anything? XD lol can't explain.

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    1. To each his or her own. I guess you should try the other ramen joints, you might like the other variants. ;)

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  2. Cool! A new Ramen place to visit! I've been craving for some good Ramen since my failed foodtrip at Komoro Soba last month. :)

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    1. Oh, I've been to Komoro Soba but I haven't tried their ramen.

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  3. Everything looks delish! I like ramen, but Antipolo is really a long drive from my place. Maybe when I find myself nalang in the area, I'll try Tamagoya :)

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    1. You and your bf can actually visit the place. :)

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  4. you frequent a lot of food stall and they are interesting. funny how i dont like noodles or ramen. weird ko lang haha :)

    Rovie
    The Bargain Doll

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    1. I'm not much into noodles too, but I have to try ramen. :) Thanks for the compliment. :)

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  5. This is a good spot you've found! Unfortunately... it's too far! :O Maybe if I happen to be in the area (esp. since my mom loooooves Antipolo) then I'll drag her to this place :D

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    1. It's actually a ride away from Sta. Lucia / Rob Metro East / SM Marikina. :) I hope you'll visit the place. :)

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  6. This is one of those authentic Japanese food places that are cheap does a better job in giving you a taste of Japan than those expensive restos.. I'm so jealous! I wish there's a branch here in Cebu!. I'm a fan of Ramen not all restaurants serve good Ramen.

    btw, I'm planning to visit the restaurants in Cebu you blogged about. I'm planning to blog about them too. I hope you won't mind? Of course, I'll credit you.

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    1. That reminds me, that I wasn't able to try Japanese when I was in Cebu.

      No problem about the resto visits, can't wait to read your posts! :)

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  7. I saw this in a blog before. This is a great find :D ! More and more I see the value of value-for money food haha :D - Ray

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    1. I hope you'll visit the place, Ray! They have Japanese beers. :P

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  8. Oooh super affordable!!! A bowl of ramen that big is usually around 200 to 300 bucks. Too bad it's so far! hahaha I wish I lived in the Rizal area too because I really wanna try the Stamina Ramen. Looks like something I would enjoy! :)

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  9. That's a cool new find, food looks great!

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    1. Hi food dude! Hope you'll visit this place! :)

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  10. I love ramen! I wanna' try this place, too! Pag nakabisita ako sa Antipolo, hunting-in ko to! And no tips? That's pretty cool!

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  11. Cool place! I wanna try their version of gyoza

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  12. Now, I'm craving for a ramen. haha

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  13. their prices are incredibly affordable ha.. hmm.. pag napadpad kami sa area will definitely try this one out. :)

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  14. WOW! I must one day visit this place. Affordable pa!

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  15. Tamagoya has okay food and reasonable prices. Considering I had to drive for an hour to get there I was kind of disappointed because I found their noodles on the bland side. The Gyoza is delicious though.

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    1. To each his or her own, I guess. But I agree with the gyoza, it was fantastic! :)

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  16. I want to try it too! I might just ask my buddies to drive up there and try Tamagoya.

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    1. I hope you and your buddies would drive there soon! ;)

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  17. I love eating at tucked-away restaurants :). I used to live in Marikina, so I think I'm familiar with VV Soliven. I must try that resto soon :)

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    1. Hi Pepper! Same here. Discovering places is such a passion. :) I hope you'll visit this place soon! ;)

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  18. I like the look of the Stamina Ramen, and if it isn't too hot, I think I'll enjoy it, too!

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  19. I love Japanese food especially ramen so I'd like to try this one out. I find the price fairly cheap so that's a plus, and as you said, they have big servings so that's a good deal! I like the interiors too so this will be quite an experience.

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    1. I'm just starting to discover ramens and I want to try more places. :)

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  20. Mag AAntipolo food trip kami ni FM soon :)

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  21. Even if I love ramen, I don't like miso based soups either. But you liked their version? Seems promising for me.

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