|Chicken Gyoza Kyo|
I've been invited for lunch at Raku Hokkaido Ramen House a couple of days ago and immediately a day later, I developed a serious hankering for gyoza, those wonderful little Japanese meat and vegetable dumplings you see in every appetizer section of a Japanese restaurant menu.
|Vegetarian Gyoza Kyo|
|Pork Gyoza Kyo|
Salmon Gyoza, Shrimp Gyoza, and Scallop Gyoza
If those choices aren't enough or if you're just plain feeling adventurous, you can get a "kyo" version of any of them. In which case, you get all sorts of delightful toppings on your gyoza like fish roe, nori, katsu sauce, and Japanese mayonnaise, rendering your customary salty and tangy gyoza dip all but a redundancy.
|Gyuniku Ramen |
The ramen at Raku comes in large bowls and heaped with all these beautiful and delicious ingredients, most of which, are imported from Japan to give the diner a taste of authentic Hokkaido ramen. The servings are enough for two, I would think, or for one with a really big appetite.
Php195 for 3 pieces, Php290 for 5 pieces
|Shitake Miso Udon Shitake Mushrooms in Miso Sauce|
|Ebi Remon Udon Fresh Shrimp in Lemon Bonito Oil|
Apple Nectar (Php145) ; Strawberry Cheesecake Mirukuseki (Php185)
After lunch, I had a tall glass of cold apple nectar. I am not a big fan of apple juice so I was a bit skeptical about giving this drink a try. But I'm glad the "curious cat" side of me took over to choose it. It was nothing I had expected, definitely refreshing and actually quite addicting. If I hadn't known it was apple, I would think it was green mango juice at first sip. The flavor is hard to explain. I guess it's one of those things you've got to try to understand. The Strawberry Cheesecake Mirukuseki (think strawberry cheesecake milkshake) is the one to choose if you are looking for a more belly-filling dessert-type drink.
|Hiyashi Kani Ramen Salad|
Cold Kani and Corn Salad
|Hiyashi Chashu Ramen Salad|
Cold Chashu Kani Salad in Soy Vinegrette Ramen
Man, I am still craving for a gyoza.