Monday, April 2, 2012

Of Noodles and Sundaes

Last Saturday, Ate Faye and I went out to dinner. We wanted to eat at a place we both haven't tried yet. This time, we went to Ramen X.

For its modern minimalist ambience, the restaurant was filled with mirrors and black walls (Kinda reminds me of a salon) and had a big X on the glass door (Must've been a premonition?). We ordered a bowl of Oishi ramen, fried rice, gyudon, and tempura. For our drinks, we had yogurt soda (mine) and peach soda (Ate's).

Here's our verdict: The gyudon wasn't tasty enough and with the small serving of the beef, we need not bother for their free unlimited rice. Their fried rice was okay. Their tempura was an utter disappointment. I mean, P99 for three measly shrimps that aren't even crispy? It's just not worth the money, sorry. The yogurt soda tasted like Sprite mixed with Chamito which is not a bad thing actually. It tasted better than Ate's peach soda.
Sluuurp! Oishi Ramen, P129.00

In spite of it all, I think their ramen redeemed them. The noodles were thick and perfectly combined with the savoury soup. The pork was tender and not too greasy. Lastly, the vegetables and the spicy bean paste lighten the flavorful ramen. Their Oishi ramen is definitely 'oishi'. We would go back to Ramen X... But only for their ramen. 

Rating: 2.5/5

At the end of the meal, our stomachs were filled yet our taste buds were left unsatisfied. Thus, we left the place craving for dessert (Ramen X doesn't offer desserts).

Dig in! Apple Crumble, P135 & Strawberry Cobbler, P120
We went to CafĂ© Breton. We immediately felt cozy there with its warmly lit European-themed room. We ordered a sundae each, Apple Crumble (mine) and Strawberry Cobbler (Ate's). Apple Crumble is a layer of crushed graham, caramelized apples, coffee ice cream, whipped cream and walnuts. Strawberry Cobbler on the other hand consists of strawberry preserve topped with strawberry ice cream and whipped cream.

Both desserts weren't sickeningly sweet. My! Each spoonful was a piece of heaven!

Rating: 3.75/5


Ramen X - 2nd Level Trinoma Mall, North Ave. Cor. Mindanao Ave., Quezon City
Cafe Breton - 4th Level Trinoma Mall North Ave. Cor. Mindanao Ave., Quezon City


Anonymous said...

saan po yang cafe breton?

Faye & Martha said...

At the Trinoma Garden 4th floor near Italianni's & Fish & Co. Enjoy! :)