By Alya B. Honasan
Some people may have different associations when they think of Japan, but I had two things in mind upon receiving the invitation of the Japan National Tourism Organization (www.jnto.go.jp/philippines) and the Japan Tourism Agency (www.visitjapan.jp) to a familiarization tour of Tokyo last June: Hachiko and sushi. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
By Raoul J. Chee Kee
The idea to put up Sauceria in Upper McKinley Hill, BGC, came to owner Earl Palma when he realized there are only so many ways to cook beef, chicken, pork or fish.
By Pam Pastor
We’ve been swimming in ramen. Restaurants that serve the Japanese noodle soup have mushroomed everywhere. But which place is the best? Where can you find the perfect ramen in Manila?
By Restos at a glance
The most reasonably priced meal these days is the selection of Japanese noodle dishes, or ramen as they are called, as more and more restaurants offering the savory broth have sprouted all over the city. There is likely to be one such restaurant operating in any neighborhood. One of them is the new and popular noodle house in Glorietta, Makati City.
By Clinton Palanca
How much can one really say about ramen? As it turns out, a lot: There are people like David Chang, impresario and owner of Momofuku, who are obsessed with it. Ippudo, probably the most famous brand in the ramen franchise world, has been drawing crowds in the East Village since it opened, and is soon to open in Manila. There was a movie about it, “Tampopo,” in 1985.