Ajisen Ramen (Level 2 North East Square 47 Connecticut St. Greenhills, San Juan)

Date visited: September 2013

What we ordered:

Shitake Ebi, Ajisen Ramen and Seafood Ramen

 

Taste = 4.5/5

–          The Shitake Ebi (stuffed shitake mushrooms) was really good. The shitake flavour was not overwhelming and it was cooked tempura style including the dipping sauce.  The Ajisen Ramen tasted very good. The broth’s meaty taste was just right and it really went well with the barbecued pork, which in itself was very soft, delicate and the fat was almost jelly-like. Yum! The Seafood Ramen equally tasted very good. It had fresh shrimps, crab sticks and scallops but the scallops were a little rubbery. Even if broths were essentially the same for both ramens, the ingredients blended so well they gave each ramen distinct tastes. The noodles in both dishes looked like spaghetti and they were “al dente” throughout our stay.

 

Service = 4.5/5

–          The waiters knew how to serve their customers well enough. The place was almost full but they still were able to quickly accommodate our requests.

 

Ambience = 4.5/5

–          The dining area was small but it didn’t feel cramped inside although the place was almost full. The seats were comfortable and everything was neat and tidy.

 

Value for money = 4.5/5

–          The prices were a little too high but considering the good quality and taste of their food, they could justify their charges.

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6 thoughts on “Ajisen Ramen (Level 2 North East Square 47 Connecticut St. Greenhills, San Juan)

  1. lmjapan says:

    We ate at Ajisen Ramen when we were in Kumamoto! I’m going to have to look back at my photos but I don’t think I actually ate ramen there, believe it or not. I think at that point, we’d just had ramen for the last 2 days and I was getting so tired of it. (M is the biggest ramen fan and can eat it everyday). I only remember eating fried rice and gyoza.

    In looking at the menu for the Philippines Ajisen, it seems like they serve a number of different things than the Kumamoto one. I don’t remember any kind of sushi or hotpot or even donburis. It all looks so good though. Now that I haven’t eaten ramen in a while, I am craving it!

    There is an Ajisen Ramen shop only 15 minutes or so from where we live as well. But we’ve never gone because we’ve heard from multiple people that it’s terrible! Supposedly the owner did not stay faithful to the original Ajisen Ramen recipes and it tastes completely different.

    • rey & lyn says:

      Ajisen Ramen here looks promising and they’re slowly building branches. Hopefully we can get to Kumamoto and try the ones there to compare if they stayed true to the original recipe. Filipinos, I think always look for variety and maybe that’s why they created more menu items here. I don’t think I can eat ramen if I had it for two days straight too. Hehehe. 🙂

    • rey & lyn says:

      We’ve really only been to three ramen-focused restaurants so far. We already tried Tokyo Tokyo’s to have a sort of baseline to compare the others. Fortunately Miso-Ten, Ajisen Ramen and Ramen Bar (yet to be blogged) were all better than the baseline. If you want a miso-based broth, then Miso-Ten is for you; the noodles in Ajisen are the best among the three; while my current favorite is Ramen Bar because of the taste of the broth of what I had. While our experiences with the restaurants may vary, I just hope they continue to improve so that your experience would be better. 🙂

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