Wednesday 18 June 2014

Spices: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

After a walking around MOA the whole day, we were starving and in dire need of food. From the bay area, we spotted Hokkaido Ramen Santouka thus we decided to go there for dinner. The resto originated from Japan and has opened up branches all over Asia.

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

The resto is really small, good thing the bar was available for us to occupy. Thinking that this would only be a ramen place, I was surprise to see that they offer special katsu as well. The ramen set menu looks promising as it was reasonably priced. The set includes unlimited rice, a small bowl of ramen, a soft-boiled egg, pickled vegetables, salad, tea and a main dish of your choice. One can choose to to upgrade the small bowl of ramen to regular size for a minimal fee, just like what we did.

Ramen Sets
We each ordered different sets. The first we tried was The Ramen and Grilled Salmon and Salmon Roe Rice Bowl Set. The salmon on top of the rice was already flaked up and didn't taste like something that came off the grill. Though it was cooked well and of good quality,  I would have preferred it if they served it in bigger chunks.

Ramen & Grilled Salmon and Salmon Roe Rice Bowl Set - Php450

Ordering set meals, I know I shouldn't be complaining but I felt that there wasn't enough meat in the curry of The Ramen and Curry Rice Bowl Set. A couple pieces of meat more wouldn't really hurt much of the cost. The curry was pretty good, simple and hearty.

Ramen & Curry Rice Bowl Set - Php450

Among the sets we ordered, The Ramen and Pork Cutlet Small Rice Bowl was our favorite. The Tonkatsu that came with the set was of decent size and it tasted really good. This set is something I would order if I find myself dining here again.

Ramen & Pork Cutlet Rice Bowl Set - Php520


There are three types of ramen broth to choose from, Shio, Shoyu or Miso. What I love about the bowl of ramen are the noodles and the pork slices. The noodles was firm and had a bite to it while the pork was super tender. Among the three choices, my personal favorite would be the Shio, I found the Shoyu and Miso a bit salty for my taste.


To go with our sets, we also had an order of Kurubota Pork Gyoza. The Japanese dumplings was a treat, it had a crispy bottom and we enjoyed the succulent meat filling.

Kurubota Pork Gyoza - Php240

There are numerous restos that one can choose to have his fill of Ramen and though Hokkaido Ramen Santouka is not my favorite. I must say that this is one of the better places to have a nice bowl.

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
Address: 2nd Floor, Entertainment Mall, Mall of Asia, Pasay City
Tel No.: 804 3224 / 0915 - 8055838


  1. I didn't know that they have tonkatsu also. I really must visit Hokkaido. :)

  2. Hi mich! Do give it a try! It was surprisingly pretty good for its price!