Sunday, April 28, 2013

Tamagoya! Noodle House: Boost Your Stamina

Tamagoya! Noodle House is another hidden little gem in Lower Antipolo, just along the same road as L.A. Diner.

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Bright, festive lights along the dim street.
We barely got there in time because we had to venture all the way from Taguig, but it was well worth the trip for a nice dinner with Alvie's family (Thanks, Dichie!). When we did get there, the appetizers had already been ordered.

tamagoya! noodle house
Yaki Gyoza, P98.00
Japanese Pan-fried Dumpling. There wasn't anything "yaki" about this gyoza at all, I found it to be good! I do not really like gyoza, but I think this may be the best I have tried. It was flavorful and had great texture. My only point of reference is that it's way better than what is served at my favourite Japanese buffet, Saisaki.

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Gyu-don, P158.00
Beef w/ Rice Bowl. Gyudon is also something I have never liked in Japanese cuisine, because the flavor bores me and the cut of beef is always way too thin to be appreciated. Alvie does like the dish, so I agreed to split to give it a try. It had adequate flavor, but I craved for something a little more exciting. Adding chili oil helped a lot for me, but I wish they had chili powder like what is usually provided for Katsudon.

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Stamina Ramen, P168.00
Noodles w/ Chili Miso Paste Base Soup. This is a usual favorite in Tamagoya, even if I am not a big fan of ramen. I do not know if the name comes from the fact that it energizes you, or because you'll need stamina to get to the bottom of this spicy bowl! Either way, it's a truly delicious task. The broth is pleasantly spicy and almost creamy. We've been to this place several times and if you enjoy spicy food, I recommend this affordable bowl. I wouldn't normally say that 168 pesos is cheap, but that puts this at less than half the cost of most of the other ramen places out there.

Yaki Gyoza: Good
Gyu-don: Okay
Stamina Ramen: Very Good

If you're ever in the area or want to travel to a budget-friendly, delicious ramen place, I suggest dropping by nice, cozy Tamagoya!

Exhausted but satisfied with our late dinner. :)
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- Joaquin

2 Soliven Ave, Mayamot,
Antipolo, Rizal
(02) 861-8631
Operating Hours:
Tue - Sun: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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