Ramen Daisho Shaw Boulevard
My friends and I decided to enjoy a meal at lunchtime after visiting a sneaker shop located in Shaw Boulevard. I am not actually acquainted with any restaurant within the vicinity of Shaw Boulevard, so, we kept on driving ‘till we reached Liberty Center.
Upon entering Sunshine Square in Liberty Center, I instantly asked the parking gate attendant if there is any Japanese restaurant in the area since I have been hankering for ramen for almost a week already. Coincidentally, she pointed Ramen Daisho which is very close to our parking slot.
Ramen Daisho is located in Sunshine Square, Liberty Center along Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong, it is noticeable from the street but has a rather tiny facade making it so easy to miss.
Daisho comes from a coined word dai meaning “big” and sho meaning “fly high”.
The interior of Ramen Daisho Shaw Boulevard is best described as simple yet functional. There is an open kitchen where one can observe how the chefs prepare the food. There are two spaces in the restaurant, one is the main dining area and two is the private function room. The private function room is usually for those people who have a preference of a more personal and silent place.
We all wanted to taste as many dishes as conceivable so we ordered California Maki, TamagoYaki, Tonkotsu Ramen, Cold Zaru Ramen, Gyoza, Chicken Karaage, Ebi Fry and Yakibuta Chahan.
California Maki of Ramen Daisho
The California Maki is priced at P240 per order. This kind of sushi roll by Ramen Daisho is perfectly made inside-out, the cucumber, crab meat and mango are well unified.
Their Tamago Yaki is prepared by rolling together numerous layers of cooked egg.
Tonkotsu Ramen is priced at P350 per regular order. The noodles are particularly intended for this particular ramen variant. The tonkotsu comes with thin noodles that are a specialty of Japan. This ramen has a good concentration to the flavor without it going overboard so that it is uncomplicated to take in all the soup.
Cold Zaru Ramen
Cold Zaru Ramen is priced at P300 per regular order. It has thin flat ramen noodles on a bamboo filter, chopped leeks, wasabi and soft-boiled egg. It is also served with sesame seeds in cold dipping sauce.
Ramen Daisho’s version of Gyoza is flawlessly cooked. Its meat filling is full of flavor and their sauce which is specifically made from Japan’s natural ingredients is to die for. One order is priced at P150.
Chicken Karaage is priced at P200 per order. I find their Karaage appealing since the chicken is only lightly coated with a seasoned wheat flour. It is well-fried as well, not overcooked nor undercooked.
Kids’ menu offers Ebi Fry which is a deep fried prawn popular in Japanese restaurants worldwide. Ramen Daisho’s Ebi Fry costs P180.00. I think this one is popular to the children as even the adults appreciated it.
Yakibuta Chahan is priced at P250 per regular order. It is a fried rice made with grilled seasoned pork loin, eggs, and leeks. I can say that this is one of the best Chahan I have ever tasted.
Ramen Daisho’s ramen recipe was taken on board precisely by Japanese Master Chef Giantsu Yasuhiko. Yep, he is the same master who created the recipe of Ukokkei Ramen Ron.
Also try their Salted Caramel Gelato
Overall, I recommend this place to those who love and appreciate Japanese ramen and are looking for the ultimate ukokkei experience. Ramen Daisho Shaw Boulevard is indeed one of the the best spots to enjoy Japanese Food in Metro Manila. Another plus point is that the restaurant boasts friendly employees and services.
Estimated budget is P500 per head.
Ramen Daisho Shaw Boulevard
Address: Unit 2, Sunshine Square, Liberty Center, 312 Shaw Blvd. Mandaluyong, Philippines
Nearest landmark: Ramen Daisho is near Puregold and Bon Chon
Operating Hours: Open Daily 11:30 AM – 02:30 PM, 05:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact number: +632 774-0036
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