My good friend Dex loves noodles, ramen in particular. I could say he has tried more ramen restos than I do. We resolved on meeting up for lunch to try this not-so-new ramen place, Kichitora of Tokyo.
It is easy to assume that this resto is a franchise from Japan, but upon researching, I found out that it's an original concept.
Kichitora's menu is sizeable, comparable to their resto space. We were thinking of having ramen, but the sweltering heat made us decide to have tsukemen. Anyway, I miss having tsukemen (last time I had tsukemen was in Mitsuyado Sei-Men).
For starters, we had Gyouza (Php 150 for 5 pcs).
It was well cooked and it wasn't oily, which I liked. However, our gyouza arrived a little late.
I had Paitan Chicken Tsukemen (Php 380) while my friend had Spicy Mabo Tofu with Pork Tsukemen (Php 395).
|Paitan Chicken Tsukemen|
|Spicy Mabo Tofu with Pork Tsukemen|
Paitan (meaning "white soup"), is Kichitora's specialty ramen. It was thoroughly creamy with generous pieces of chicken. It was a little disappointing that it was bland for my taste buds. Imagine my relief when I saw salt and happily added away. I guess what I should have ordered is the Spicy Mabo Tofu that my friend quickly ate away.
Setting aside the blandness of my Paitan Tsukemen, I think that they should improve on their service. To think that their prices are a little on the expensive side, compared to the previous ones I've tried.
Despite the less than satisfying dining experience I had, I'd like to give this ramen-ya another try, but not anytime soon.
Have you tried Kichitora? Which ramen/tsukemen did you try?
Kichitora of Tokyo
Contact Nos.4512218, 7551100
Facebook Page: KichitoraPH