Miso-Ten: Miso Ramen, Tendon Meals and More Budget-Friendly Variations

June 13, 2013

One fine summer afternoon, my friend Sumi and I had a relaxing lunch date at Miso-Ten Robinsons Magnolia which is actually a short cut for their specialty dishes.  Miso is a short cut for their Miso Ramen and Ten is a short cut for Tendon which means tempura rice bowl.

misoten robinsons magnolia
As its name Miso Ten hints, it is a casual Japanese restaurant that highlights its ramen and tempura offerings.  It is under the Ifoods Inc. who runs Peri-Peri Chicken, Stackers,Parmigiano, Kogi Bulgogi and Tokyo Cafe

misoten robinsons magnolia
Its woody interiors offers a simplistic and neutral feel designed for a eat and go scenario.  Their location and pricing, makes them a viable option for employees and students.  They have an indoor and al fresco dining option.  The indoor is quite limited in terms of seating capacity but its very spacious so each table is afforded some privacy. 

Food

Salad
mango kani salad
Mango Kani Salad (150 php)

Their Mango Kani Salad is overloaded with mango cubes, kani and cucumber strips.  I could tell by the play of texture that every ingredients is at their best condition. 

Ala Carte
tempura
Tempura (380 php/5 pcs.)
Who could resist ever Tempura?  I know I can't.  I just love the feeling of biting into its extra crispy batter coating that unveils the soft tiger prawns.  Miso-Ten's tempura sauce is thick and sweet which amplifies the flavor of the tempura making it a perfect viand for a rice bowl.

gyoza
Gyoza (140 php)
The Gyoza reminded me of the Chinese dumplings because it as steamed until the skin is wet and soft and it made us of kuchay (chinese chives) rather than the traditional Napa cabbage.  Although I prefer my pan-fried Gyoza to have some crunchiness, I still enjoyed this for its taste and texture.


Ramen
misoten order form
The standard price of their standard ramen with complete toppings and sauces excluding extras is 275 php.  You can customize your ramen by ticking the boxes of their order form.

TIP: If you're unsure whether you'll like the other components, you can request to have them served separately.

sesame miso ramen
Sesame Miso with Extra Roast Pork Topping (275 php + 35 php)
The Sesame Miso has a thick and rich base.  A few sips of this and you'll be able to detect the evidently rich sesame paste.  Since Sumi and I loved the fragrant flavor of roasted sesame, we really enjoyed this but found it difficult to finish.  The eggs were able to meet my expectations since it was cooked runny. 
 


tonkotsu ramen
Tonkotsu (275 php)

I really wanted to try the Tan Tan Men but it was not available during our visit so I chose the Tonkotsu instead.  The broth was creamy and pleasantly flavorful so we slurped it until the last drop.  The Chasyu Pork was so soft, the you could feel the fatty part melt and explode with its savory flavors as it touches your tongue.  Everything would have been perfect for me except that they use the usual egg noodles.  But, for the price, I guess its quite understandable.

black garlic
Black Garlic

We had the Black Garlic served separately so we can try to match it with our two ramen orders.  We discovered that it went well with the Tonkotsu but not so with the already strong and flavorful Sesame Miso.

Ramen Extra
roast chicken
Roast Chicken (35 php)
Although I'd still go for the Chasyu Pork, the Roast Chicken is also a great alternative if you're opting for a leaner meat.  The sauce and skin is so tasty and the chicken meat is tender.  Or better yet, you can order this as extra like we did so you can have both. =)

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
The concept of Miso-Ten focusing on ramen and tempura which are popular Japanese favorites is brilliant.  I particularly like the customizable ramen option.  But, on my next visit, I'll probably try the Tan Tan Mien which I noticed is a fix deal.  I also find their pricing budget-friendly which makes it a great option when craving for Japanese fare.

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Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Miso-Ten Menu
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=Favorites or Recommended 
Miso-Ten Robinsons Magnolia
Business Address 2nd Flr, Robinsons Magnolia,
Corner Aurora Blvd and Dona Hemady St.
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 10 am - 9 pm (mall hours)
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 8%
Budget/Person 250-500
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 442-5914, 442-5879
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