Hunger eventually got the best of us, so off we went and decided to try Raku (Hokkaido Ramen House).
The food was ok, nothing quite spectacular. To give them a little credit, though, their Seafood ramen (Php225) had quite a tasty broth which Hubby and I both loved.
And their Japanese Ocha iced tea (Php29) was a house blend concoction. Anyone who's ever read my previous posts knows how much I abhor powdered iced tea mixes! =)
And now on to the not-so positive parts:
I've been a huge fan of Japanese pickled ginger slices for the longest time, ever since my mom forced me to try one on one of our more adventurous culinary exploits. I must admit, I was instantly hooked. So when the opportunity arises for me to have a plate / serving, I definitely won't pass it up. Imagine my surprise when the pickled ginger that came along with my meal was so bland and so warm. Guess I'm not just used to warm pickled veggies. Such a dissappointment. =(
Service was also a little slow considering there were still only a few customers seated the time we came. So expect a long wait.
But that wasn't the worst part. Considering how long it took for my order to come in, my Chicken Teriyaki bento (Php235) wasn't even cooked right through. Yup, it still had raw, bloody parts. So appetizing... Hubby immediately chucked it aside (who in their right wouldn't have done as well?)
To be fair though, I was actually quite enjoying my bento til before the bloody discovery. So sad. =(
All in all, I guess it's a hit-and-miss thing. I do hope they do something about the negatives since they really have a lot of promise. =(
Raku (Hokkaido Ramen House)
3rd Floor, NAIA Terminal 3
Pasay City, Philippines