Though a bit disappointed, we still didn't want the cancelled cruise to ruin our long weekend so we thought of an alternative thing to do for the night. We went to Robinsons Place Manila to search for a place for dinner. After a few scouring, we decided to try out Ajisen Ramen.
The staff greeted us in Japanese and ushered us to our seats. After going through the menu, Mark and I both decided to have their house specialty for dinner, no other than ramen! Hehe :p
I was eying for the Ajisen Ramen, but since Mark already chose that, I just went for the Seafood Ramen. We also got one order of the Enoki Maki.
Their ramen all have the same imported Japanese ingredients in their soup and noodles, each one just differs with the main ingredient that come with it. According to the menu, their ramen has Ajisen oil which enhances the taste of their white pork broth, Okinawa natural seasalt, Ajisen powder which gives their ramen its unique flavor, and finally, the ramen noodles which are made out of 100% whole wheat which is cooked to an al-dente texture.
The Ajisen Ramen has pork barbecue, leeks, boiled egg, cabbage, and fungus. The Seafood Ramen has assorted seafood (shrimps, crab sticks, fish balls), fungus, and cabbage.
Mark and I both enjoyed our ramen. The soup was served hot and had that sweet, salty, and spicy kick. There was a generous amount Japanese noodles cooked al dente which also tasted good.
Another hit for both Mark and I was the Enoki Maki. The enoki, or the golden needle mushrooms, wrapped in thin beef was heaven for our palates. The sweetness of the mushrooms goes well with the saltiness of the tender beef. The sauce (which kind of tasted like Reyes Barbecue's peanut sauce) that come with it also made it more delectable.
After dinner, we went to Secret Society Restaurant and Bar in A. Mabini and had some rounds of drinks. We got a little bored so we decided to go elsewhere. We were still blocks away from Cowboy Grill but we can already hear the lively music so we decided to continue our night out there.
The place was packed when we got in. Everybody was enjoying to the beat of the music. There were 2-3 different bands that night with 4-5 sets of songs. The crowd was all lively and the band was entertaining. Food and drinks are affordable and delicious too. We ordered four cocktails plus a pizza and only paid for around Php 600. :)
May I just say that Mark and I both loved their pizza. I just forgot what its called and how much it cost but it was really delicious. The thin crust was crispy and the angus beef topping was very delectable.
Mark and I both enjoyed the first night of our long weekend. Though not as what we initially planned, our dinner-cruise-turned-ramen-and-chill-out-night was absolutely fun! :D
Level 3, Midtown Wing, Robinsons Place Manila
Pedro Gil cor. Adriatico Sts.
|COWBOY GRILL Malate|
A. Mabini cor. Arquiza St.