Maginhawa Street in QC has made a name for itself as a foodie haven, particularly with the proliferation of small and artisanal eateries there.
One such restaurant is Happon Ramen House which my fam came upon – oddly enough – as we left another Japanese restaurant due to the unavailability of most of its menu items.
Fortunately, just across the street is this seemingly nondescript eatery, located in a narrow space in a commercial building.
Upon entering, we noted that the store’s interior decor and furnishings were sparse, with some anime-themed tchotchkes to add some color and points of interest to the space.
We gave our orders at the counter then found our seats upstairs at the loft.
There, we enjoyed our lunch which consisted of reasonably priced Japanese food:
Edamame (Php78). Soybeans boiled in saltwater while still in their pods which served as our appetizer.
Spicy Tantanmen (Php228). Chewy ramen noodles resting a creamy and nutty sesame-based broth topped with spicy minced pork.
Gyoza (Php138). Japanese potstickers made of minced pork and finely chopped vegetables mixed with aromatics steamed in a pan then allowed to crisp on one side then served with an tangy dipping sauce.
Chahan (Php78). Also known as yakimeshi, this is the flavorful Japanese version of fried rice.
Karaage (Php138). Marinated chicken pieces are lightly coated in starch then deep fried in oil until brown and crispy.
Tonkatsu (Php138). Breaded pork cutlet deep-fried in oil until golden brown and served with shredded cabbage and zesty tonkatsu sauce.
After our meal, we headed downstairs and settled our bill. Thankfully, the store accepts payments via GCash!
We’re glad that we chanced upon this low-key Japanese restaurant and enjoyed our affordable lunch.
I look forward to new discoveries that Maginhawa has in store for me and the fam!
Happon Ramen House is located at 143 Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village (near Bayantel Office), Quezon City, open daily from 11am to 9pm.
For inquiries and reservations, call + 63 922 2203911.
Other branches are located at:
- Caltex Gas Station, F7 Bldg., Belfast Ave., Fairview, QC (back of SM Fairview)
- Blk 21 Lot 1 Bristol St. cor. Flores de Mayo St. Greater Lagro, QC (near Lagro Subd. entrance)
- 70 Cepeda St. cor. Col. Divino St., Concepcion Uno, Marikina City (near Concepcion Highschool/ DEPED)
- 41 Lilac St. Hacienda Heights, Concepcion Dos, Marikina City (same building as Watsons)