I have been going through my #ramenphase for quite a while now. I seek out ramen joints in the hopes of tasting rich creamy broth, firm noodles and flavorful melt-in-your-mouth meat. The ramen that started this phase is actually the Signature Happiness Ramen I tasted during a Zomato Foodie Meetup at Hanamaruken, Ugong a year ago. (Check out my Zomato review here.)
Since then, I have been converted to a Ramen Girl. While I have gone around various ramen shops along my usual haunts in Pasig, Marikina and Quezon City, my thoughts would always go back to the ramen that started it all: the ramen that I measure all other ramen I tasted since against.
Imagine my absolute delight when one fine Friday, after a long and grueling meeting that extended to lunch time, my boss agreed to have a happy lunch with me and my work buddies at Hanamaruken in Trinoma. And oh, what a happy lunch it was!
Our group of four divided among ourselves:
- 2 bowls of Signature Happiness Ramen (Php580 each)
- 1 order of Gyoza (Php240)
- Initially 1 order of Chocolate Lava Cake with Ice Cream (Php180) but it was sooooo gooood that we ordered another one!
The Signature Happiness Ramen lived up to its legend in my mind. One bowl was hearty and more than enough to satisfy two hungry and stressed office workers. The gyoza was also flavorful and whet our appetite for the ramen while the lava cake with ice cream was a decadent cap to the meal.
I look forward to embracing this kind of happiness again when I eat at other Hanamaruken outlets.
This Hanamaruken branch is located at Second Floor, Trinoma Mall, Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City (call 02 7209283 for reservations). Other branches are located at:
- The Grove By Rockwell, E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Ugong, Pasig City (tel: 02 695 3643)
- Second Floor, Alabang Town Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City (tel: 02 869 9857)
- Hole in the Wall, Fourth Floor, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City
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