I feel like everytime I dine at a Michelin starred resto, I know that I would be in for a real treat. I have dined in a couple here in Manila that’s why I’m glad to welcome this ramen place too. Time to find out if I’ll have that ramen royalty experience over at Tsuta.
They’ve really maximized the place here. True to Japanese fashion, the interior design was very minimalist yet stylish. The red details really stood out to me. As much as people can stay for long at this ramen place, I do think the set-up is more of an eat-and-run thing as everything seems to be systematic.
Veering away from the usual pork broth, I had my reservations on this. The reason is mostly due to me being used to the traditional ramen. Their broth consists mostly of select seafood and chicken. But what makes it special and more interesting is the addition of truffle oil. Oh yes, truffle oil! The addition for me is odd really. But once I took a sip, it changed my ramen game. Normally, I would have this overwhelming taste but this was pretty light. I could have another bowl (seriously, I can) and still feel pretty light (and very much full). I had their Ajitama Shoyu Soba which had 1 slice of Char Siu, Ajitama (flavored egg), bamboo shoot and leek. The ajitama was seriously GOOD. It had this slight sweet taste on its own that was amazing with the soup. As for the noodles, it was pretty good too. My friend, who opted for their Ajitama Shoyu Soba and tried Tsuta in Japan, was pretty impressed with his serving.
I wonder if they’ll expand and have more branches. I dined here during the weekday so kudos to the shift of my work! Having dined here actually got me energized throughout the day. It didn’t leave me with this oh-I’m-so-sleepy feeling since the ramen was pretty light. In terms of service, we were assisted well. And service time was pretty fast. I would definitely dine here again to have more of that truffle oil infused ramen and experience ramen royalty. 😉