I haven't been a huge fan of Japanese cuisine before. In the Philippines, Japanese Restaurants are quite pricey and people dine in Japanese restaurants on very special occasions. But lately I've been trying to educate myself with the different types of Asian cuisine. Ever since I embarked on some travelling around Southeast Asia, I realized I need to expand my palate so that I won't have to keep looking for a McDonald's whenever I am overseas. And besides, eating fastfood isn't healthy.
Today, my brother, sister and I decided to eat Ramen at a local Japanese restaurant called Rai Rai Ken at this newly-opened upscale mall. It's been raining every afternoon since the start of the week so a bowl of ramen was just the right meal to keep our bellies warm. I ordered a Beef Yakiniku Ramen. As the name suggests, it is ramen made with thinly sliced beef, onion, green leafy vegetables which is locally called "Pechay", sesame oil and is topped with egg. We also ordered a six-piece Gyoza which the three of us equally divided amongst each another. My siblings and I joked amongst ourselves that we are slowly turning into Naruto, since we've been eating ramen more often now.
Though this isn't a grandiose gastronomic experience, I just wanted to blog about it in order to change the vibe of my blog. The past blogs I've written were quite grim, borderline depressing, and since I am trying to move on and have a positive outlook as I move along, I wanted to write more about some of the little pleasures I'm indulging myself with. And I believe this little food trip with my siblings is just one of them.
So... Itedaikemasu! <3