When my sister and I found ourselves in Makati last month, we knew we had to try the cheese tsukemen (aÂ variety of ramen in which the noodles arrive separately, cold or at room temperature, along a bowl of intense broth into which the noodles are meant to be dipped) in a place famous for it in Jupiter street.
The double cheese tsukemen (Large, P380), which comes sprinkled with parmesan cheese that you pour cheese sauce overÂ beforeÂ you dip it in broth. Being as it was already 3 pm and we weren’t really hungry at that point, we decided to split and have a side order of edamame (P150) (because my sister always has to have edamame when they have it on the menu)
It was to say, interesting. Definitely not for the purists, as I remember telling a colleague about it, and them saying “So basically it’s mac and cheese ramen” and hearing a click in my head as it came together. Cheesy noodles that you dip in rich, meaty broth, yes. Intense flavors and rich, smooth experience, yes again.
Anyone who wants a different ramen experience should definitely go to this, but for those who want a comforting bowl to slurp on that’s easy, maybe not. It took me a while to understand it, and now, while writing about it while the rain is pouring outside, my mouth is starting to water. Not for the faint of heart, and those who are trying to lose any poundage.
Verdict: Must try. Go with an open mind, and around P700 a head if you want your own bowl and side orders.
You can find Mitsuyado Sei-Men here:
No. 22 Jupiter Street, Brgy. Bel Air, Makati City, Philippines.
Operating Hours: 11.00am to 12.00am Monday to Sunday
Telephone: +632 511-1390