Mitsuyado Sei-Men: The House of Tsukemen in Jupiter Street

I've noticed that most Japanese noodles places here in the Metro specialize on ramen.  I have to admit, before trying out Mitsuyado Sei-Men, I've always preferred ramen over tsukemen.  But, this authentic house of Tsukemen franchised from Japan has definitely turned the tables around. 


mitsuyado sei men
Mitsuyado Sei-Men and its sister company Yamato Bakery Cafe is located along Jupiter Street in Makati. According to the menu, Mitsuyado means the 3 arrows (product, service and situation) which they believe that will make their brand strong and long-lasting.  While, Sei-Men means noodle-making.


mitsuyado sei men
Taking a step into Mitsuyado Sei-Men feels like being transported into the time when Samurai and Ninjas roamed the streets of Japan.  There's no better place to enjoy your Japanese noodles and drinks than being immersed in the atmosphere of gleeful chatter, rustic stores, noodle carts, wooden tables, Japanese lanterns and cobble stoned floors.


mitsuyado sei men
I'm quite eager to eat at the noodle cart but it was already occupied upon our arrival.  For private dining, Mitsuyado Sei-Men also has two function rooms. 


mitsuyado sei men
As their name implies, Mitsuyado Sei-Men makes their own noodles from premium Japanese flour  imported from Japan.  Their noodle making place is clean like their open kitchen.  They're so proud of it, you can peak through its window glass from the parking area.



mitsuyado sei men
The kitchen was really busy as the place was packed and turn over was fast.

Food

Tsukemen
Since this is the house of Tsukemen after all, I'm excited to start with TsukemenTsukemen or dipping noodles is usually served with dipping sauce and toppings on the side.  The noodles are usually thicker than the ones used for ramen but not as thick as the Udon noodles. 


double cheese tsukemen
Double Cheese Tsukemen Large (380 php)
The Double Cheese Tsukemen is a plateful of noodles topped with parmesan cheese, creamy cheese sauce and Yuzu dipping sauce.  To enjoy the Double Cheese Tsukemen, top it with the rich creamy cheesy sauce and dip it in the Yuzu sauce.  The blending of textures and flavors are sure to transcend beyond your gastronomic expectations.  

 

marutoku tsukemen
Marutoku Tsukemen Large (380 php)
The Marutoku Tsukemen has the same Yuzu dipping sauce but with more toppings: Nori (seaweed), Aji-tama (egg), Char-siu (pork slices) and vegetables.

Ramen

spicy miso ramen
Spicy Miso Ramen Large (320 php)
The Spicy Miso Ramen is a bowlful of rich red miso soup topped with sweet corn, creamy butter, crunchy vegetable and chewy noodles.  Though dominantly hot and spicy, the other components add a delightful twist to it.

tan tan ramen
Tan Tan Ramen Large (320 php)
The Tan Tan Ramen had a slightly spicy rich pork and miso based with roasted sesame broth topped with ground pork and Chinese cabbage.  This version quite different from my favorite Tan Tan Ramen from Ukkokei because it is quite bold on the roasted sesame flavor making it fragrant and pleasurable to eat.   

charsiu ramen
Char-siu Ramen Large (400 php)
The Char-siu Ramen is your classic rich miso and pork based ramen with nori, fish cake, bamboo shoots,negi (green onions) and tender pork slices.  The broth is rich and savory that you're sure to devour in this manly and meaty meal.



ikasumi ramen
Ikasumi Ramen Large (390 php)
The Ikasumi Ramen is a squid ink broth topped with char-siu, squid, aji-tama, raddish, pickled red ginger and negi.  The squid ink contributes a mildly sweet, clean andrefreshing flavor to its broth.  I'd also like to point out that their aji-tama (egg) is consistently cooked perfectly.  Although I prefer the Ikasumi Ae-soba over this, this is still worth a try. 


hakata ramen
Hakata Ramen Large
Based on an episode in NHK channel, there are hundred of ramen varieties in Japan.  Some ramens are named after their birth places and one of them is the Hakata Ramen.  The Hakata Ramen from the Hakata district in Fukuoka City is well known for its distinct hard and ultra thin ramen noodles, rich tonkatsu broth made from thick and strong pork bones and toppings.  This ramen is so popular that is is considered as one of the top three ramen styles in Japan.  The other two are Tokyo and SapporoNow, I've not tasted the authentic one from Japan but I can safely declare that this is the best ramen I've tried at Mitsuyado Sei-Men.  The toppings they used are those that are usual for a Hakata ramen too.  These are char-siu, kikurage (wooden-ear mushroom), aji-tama, negi and pickled red ginger.


Ae-Soba
The Ae-soba is dry noodles with sauce.  According to them, this is their westernized noodles.  It kind of reminds me of pasta. 

ikasumi ae soba
Ikasumi Ae-soba Large (390 php)
The Ikasumi Ae-soba is a must try!  It has a thick and rich squid ink sauce topped with squid bits and tomatoes.  I love the way the bold sweet taste of the sauce lingers in my mouth.  The taste is surprisingly clean and not fishy at all.  But, I do sense a slight metallic taste which is negligible.



seafood aesoba
Seafood Ae-soba Large
The Seafood Ae-soba is a light and mellow meal choice if like it mildy sweet and citrusy.  

Side Orders
spicy chicken skin
Spicy Chicken Skin
This is the perfect side order to complement a bottle of their Japanese beer. 


gyoza
Gyoza (180 php)
Their Gyoza is wonderfully crunchy on the outside and juicy porkylicious on the inside.  It is definitely on the best I've tried. 



ebi tempura
Ebi Tempura (280 php)
The Ebi Tempura is good but not the highlight of the place.  


Desserts
I'm a huge fan of Japanese desserts so boy was I excited to see this tray arrive.
kakigori coffee jelly anmitsu
Strawberry Kakigori (90 php), Sumiyaki Coffee Jelly with Ice Cream (90 php),                     Cream Anmitsu (150 php) and Hawaiian Blue Kakigori (90 php)
The kakigori is the Japanese version of snow cone.  The Strawberry Kakigori is shaved ice topped with strawberry and vanilla ice cream.  While the Hawaiian Blue Kakigori is shaved ice with fruity punch syrup.  The Sumiyaki Coffee Jelly with Ice Cream is a light coffee jelly topped with vanilla ice cream.  While, the Cream Anmitsu is fruits with red bean, kanten (jelly), vanilla ice cream and Kuromitsu sauce (Japanese brown sugar syrup).  Every selection is delicious!  But, since I'm a child at heart, I enjoyed the kakigori the most.


Drinks
hitachino white ale
Hitachino Nest White Ale (300 php)
According to my friends, the Hitachino Nest White Ale is smooth and sweet unlike any other drink so it's worth the try.

Tsinoy Foodies Other Ramen House/Shop Reviews
Akira Restaurant 
Curry Bee Japanese Curry Shop
Hanamaruken Ramen 花丸轩  
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen
Kitchitora 1 | Kitchitora 2
Kokoro Ramenya
Menya Genki Tonkotsu Ramen
Miso-Ten
Moshi Koshi 1 | Moshi Koshi 2
Rai-Rai Ken Ramen House
Ramen Bar
Ramen Cool
Ramen Ichiban-Kan
Ramen Nagi
Ramen Sora
Ramen X (Closed)
Ramen Yushoken
Ukkokei Ramen Ron
Wrong Ramen

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Mitsuyado Sei-Men has exceeded my expectations in terms of food, ambiance and pricing.  I highly recommend this place for an unfogttable dinning experience. I'd love to come back and eat here again.


Update (August 10, 2013): Some of the items here are wiped out of the menu like the Ikasumi Ae-soba but they added new ones too.


Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Mitsuyado Sei-Men Menu
Ambiance Tsukemen | Ramen |
Ae-Soba and Donburi | Side Order & Desserts | 
Drinks |  
Taste
Service
Price
=Favorites or Recommended 
Mitsuyado Sei-Men
Business Address 22 Jupiter Street Brgy. Bel-Air, 
Makati City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 11am-11pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 250-500
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 511-1390
Other  Facebook Fan Page
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