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Miso-Ten Ramen and Tempura at Robinsons Magnolia

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Let’s admit it, there are a lot of ramen places in Manila but not all of them are created equal in terms of quality and pricing.  Miso-Ten Ramen and Tempura located at Robinsons Magnolia is one of the affordable ramen places I usually go to when craving for a good bowl of ramen but would have to deal with limited budget. For less than Php300 I am assured that a good bowl of ramen will be served. When asked to name some affordable and good ramen places in Manila, I would say Miso-Ten Ramen is definitely on my list.

Miso-Ten Ramen and Tempura at Robinsons Magnolia, One of Affordable Ramen Places in Manila
There are some ramen places that entice Manila foodies with their downright cheap prices but fall short when it comes to quality. There are also some that boasts of great quality but will burn a hole in your pocket. There are some however that strikes a balance, in my opinion. Miso-Ten is one of them.


Simple and Cozy Interior of Miso-Ten Ramen and Tempura at Robinsons Magnolia
Miso-Ten currently has two branches; one at Robinsons Ermita and the other one is at Robinsons Magnolia. The branch that I usually frequent to is the one at Robinsons Magnolia for its proximity to where I reside.The place boasts of an open kitchen where diners can see how their food were prepared while waiting.

Ramens are freshly prepared at Miso-Ten Robinsons Magnolia

The Art of Preparing Ramen Can Be Seen at Miso-Ten Ramen Robinsons Magnolia
Miso-Ten dishes out good ramen variants, set menu, and rice toppings. Alongside these great offerings, they also offer side dishes that can go well with anything on their menu. Two of my favorites are their steamed then perfectly pan seared Gyoza and Mango Kani Salad with its interestingly sweet-savory flavor.

Delicious Gyoza at Miso-Ten Ramen and Tempura

Kani Salad, a beautiful side dish at Miso-Ten Ramen and Tempura
Now when it comes to their ramen, I appreciate the fact that Miso-Ten is very particular in serving the kind of ramen dish that their customers preferred. During several pf my visits, I was always given an order form aside from the menu. The order form is a checklist regarding the diners' ramen preferences which includes their preferred soup base for the ramen, the richness of the oil, options whether to have roast meat on it, black garlic, green onion, sesame seed, ajitama egg, and as well as options for special spiced sauce. I am not sure though if this is still being practiced up to now since one my friends who went there told me that he was just asked of his preferences and no order form was handed.

Delicious Ramens at Miso-Ten Ramen and Tempura, Robinsons Magnolia
The very basic form of ramen at Miso-Ten, something that any first timer must have is the Miso-Ten Original Ramen. Rich miso soup based with ramen noodles pleasurable to bite, Miso-Ten Original Ramen is the heart and soul of Miso-Ten. They do have the spicy version of it, but since I am not fond of spicy food, I couldn't really vouch for it. The egg, chasyu, sesame seeds, and the green onions showing on the photo below were add-ons I never fail to indicate on the order form.

Miso-Ten Original Ramen at Miso-Ten Ramen and Tempura Restaurant at Robinsons Magnolia
The Sesame Miso Ramen on the other hand boasts of the distinct flavor of, well, sesame. I always use sesame oil when cooking at oil, especially those Asian dishes that call for it, hence this ramen variant at Miso-Ten is always pleasurable for me. I rarely add additional sesame seed whenever I order for this to avoid over kill in flavor, but if you are up for an added texture that blends in the soup, then you may opt for it, nonetheless.

Sesame Miso Ramen at Miso-Ten Original Ramen at Miso-Ten Ramen and Tempura Restaurant at Robinsons Magnolia
Tonkotsu Ramen, a tad lighter in hue as compared to other ramens features an in-you-face pork flavor in its soup. It is a pork lover kind of heaven, so needless to say, this suits to my liking as well. Of course, an added serving of char siu is a must if you are up for porcine pleasure overdrive.

Tonkotsu Ramen at Miso-Ten Original Ramen at Miso-Ten Ramen and Tempura Restaurant at Robinsons Magnolia
A ramen that is full of flavor with a zing that is not at all overwhelming, Misto-Ten's Tan Tan Mien Ramen is for those who has an affinity for bold flavor and playful texture. Ground pork, bean sprout, green onions in a sesame-peanut soup base are the ones responsible for this awesome bowl of ramen I consider my favorite at Miso-Ten.

Tan Tan Mien Ramen at Miso-Ten Original Ramen at Miso-Ten Ramen and Tempura Restaurant at Robinsons Magnolia

Aji Tamago and Chsyu Side Order at Miso-Ten Original Ramen at Miso-Ten Ramen and Tempura Restaurant at Robinsons Magnolia
Ramen at Miso-Ten ranges from Php275 to Php300, and add-ons such as Ajitama egg, Chasyu, Roast Chicken, Black Garlic, and others ranges from Php15 to Php35. Additional soup on the other hand costs about Php120 per serving. Really affordable if I do say so myself.

Aji Tamago at Miso-Ten Original Ramen at Miso-Ten Ramen and Tempura Restaurant at Robinsons Magnolia
Chasyu / Char Siu at Miso-Ten Original Ramen at Miso-Ten Ramen and Tempura Restaurant at Robinsons Magnolia
Aside from their ramen variants, Miso-Ten also takes pride in serving the best Tempura in town. They do offer rice toppings and set meals that has tempura on it. Made of Black Tiger Prawn covered in a light batter and fried into perfection, Miso-Ten's Tempura is one of the many reasons why people visit this ramen place.

Tempura at Miso-Ten Original Ramen at Miso-Ten Ramen and Tempura Restaurant at Robinsons Magnolia
There are other items on Miso-Ten's menu which I haven't tried yet. Yet I heard from some of my foodie friends that they are also well worth visiting Miso-Ten for. I guess I will get into it sometime soon. 

Delicious Ramen at Miso-Ten Original Ramen at Miso-Ten Ramen and Tempura Restaurant at Robinsons Magnolia
Miso-Ten Ramn and Tempura Restaurant is not really the kind of ramen place that blew my mind away, but I kept on coming back because they do treat their ramen with decent respect by executing it well. The price is very affordable, another reason why I love them. The service is always thoughtful and the ambiance is conducive to a peaceful meal over great bowls of goodies.

Miso-Ten Original Ramen at Miso-Ten Ramen and Tempura Restaurant at Robinsons Magnolia
Miso-Ten Ramen and Tempura Restaurant 

Robinsons Magnolia
2/F Robinsons Magnolia,
Aurora Blvd., Valencia, 
Quezon City
Contact No.: 442-5914
Facebook: /MisoTenPh
Twotter: @MisoTenPH
Email: misotenph@gmail.com






1 comment on "Miso-Ten Ramen and Tempura at Robinsons Magnolia"
  1. OK I must confess my unfamiliarity with ramen but based on the pictures shown here, it might be worth trying for taste. I have always been partial to mami - or the chicken/pork noodle soup served with white floppy asado siopao at Ma Mon Luk (God bless this restaurant). It is the taste that most Pinoys of my boomer generation :) grew up with. I have also tried Vietnamese pho but I find it too exotic for my taste. As far as I am concerned, the battale for the best noodle soup in the world has already been won a long time ago - and Ma Mon Luk's mami tops them all :)

    Pete de Leon

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