Last month, my friends and I went to SM North to play bowling. But decided not to because our others friends were not able to make it. Since there were just the three of us, we decided to eat at a restaurant with a soothing ambiance so that we can catch up. Thus, we went to the Skygarden and saw Taisho Ramen and Teppanyaki House.
If you have been to SM North’s Skygarden, you’ll know that anywhere you look you’ll see a relaxing or colorful view. Fortunately, Taisho Ramen and Teppanyaki House do not only have a bright and soothing interior but also a comforting view of a fountain.
The food, well Taisho Ramen and Teppanyaki House promised to bring authentic ramen in the country. I wanted to try their ramen but my friends were ordering the same ramen I had in mind. So I opted for their Chicken Teppanyaki Set instead.
Taisho’s Chicken Teppanyaki Set
Talk about a balanced meal, Taisho’s Chicken Teppanyaki Set has veggies, chicken, rice and soup. That’s balanced for me because aside from the meat (beef, chicken or pork) I have to have vegetables as well. Moreover, the chicken is deliciously soft. The serving was fair and it satisfied my taste buds (and stomach).
Traditional Fresh Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen
As mentioned, my friends chose the same ramen I had in mind which is Traditional Fresh Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen. It’s actually Taisho’s specialty. When it was served, we were surprised to see sesame seeds on top. I don’t know about you, but that was the first time we saw ramen with sesame seeds. Since I like sesame seeds, it was alright with me.
I know I ordered Chicken Teppanyaki Set, but I was able to taste the Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen too. My friend can’t finish all of it because it can feed two people. Aside from ample serving, the noodle itself is not soggy. It was a huge point because the ramen is divine.
How can you enjoy a delicious ramen if the noodles are soggy, right? You might as well drink the soup as is, if that is the case.
Our first time at Taisho Ramen and Teppanyaki House was pleasant because of great company, delicious food and soothing ambiance. Not to mention, a friendly staff and accommodating manager. By the way, after our meal we were given free chocolate-coated buchi. I love buchi and chocolate, so I definitely enjoyed it.
Going back to the view of the fountain, it is actually a P1 (Piso – One peso) Well for Yolanda. We spent around 5 to 10 minutes there just flipping coins, wishing and helping the Yolanda victims. If it’s still there and you pass by it, do not hesitate to drop a coin. There are guards near the well and I’m pretty sure people in the area will react if someone steals from the well. So just go ahead, flip that coin.