Had Japanese guests over during Sinulog, and one of them loves Mitsuyado Sei-men’s Tsukemen. So when he spotted the branch in Bonifacio District, he mandated for us to have lunch there.
Tsukemen is a ramen dish consisting of noodles and a separate bowl of soup or broth, and one has to dip the noodles in the broth before stuffing oneself with this Japanese favorite ramen version.
Here’re three steps to order your Mitsuyado Sei-men Tsukemen.
(1) Choose your Tsukemen. If it’s your first time, I highly advise you get the bestseller – The Double Cheese Tsukemen.
(2) Choose your noodle size. You may choose from small, medium and large that comes with 200, 300 and 450 grams of noodles respectively.
(3) Choose your noodle temperature, hot or cold.
Prepare your Double Cheese tsukemen by pouring the cheese sauce into the noodles first and mix it well. Then dip the noodles into the thick broth. You may also request for a soup wari (vegetable soup) to dilute the thick broth. Then you are ready to enjoy your tsukemen by a slurping away.
It’s only my second time having tsukemen. The first one was in Kyoto at the No Name Ramen, and their version was a bit more international, with some flavor notes that’s not customarily in the traditional ramen I’ve tasted . This one at Mitsuyado is more like a traditional style, where the thick broth has a more balanced flavor, ending with a citrus yuzu hint. Updating the classic tsukemen by adding the cheese sauce and parmesan was a clever idea – making it creamier, smoother in texture. Enjoyed both renditions!
I love charsiu/chashu with ramen, so I ordered extra 5 extra slices. Their version is almost the perfect melt in your mouth type, with the meat falling apart with the slightest bite. Delish nonetheless!
Visit Matsuyado Sei-Men Cebu Branch at the Ground Floor of Bonifacio District F. Cabahug Street Cebu City. Operating hours is from 10:00AM-11:00PM daily. Accepts cash and card payments.