(SPOT.ph) With the rainy season still going strong—and the Metro Manila traffic building up as usual—there's undoubtedly no place we'd rather be than safe indoors and chowing down on some warm food. Call it a comfort, but we call it a necessity in these trying times. Luckily, we can always count on ramen to fill up our spirits—and, oh yes, our stomachs too.
It's all in the name; Tsuke-men has got us covered with two new tsukemen dishes dropping on their menu. Yup, definitely plural. The two new noods are additionally bringing along a new side dish that'll deepen your longing for a vacation to Japan even further.
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Here's what's new on the Tsuke-men menu:
Tsuke-men is introducing a regular Truffle Tsukemen and a Laksa Truffle Tsukemen (both P580) to their menu, alongside a Tamago Shoko side dish (P185).
The straight-up Truffle Tsukemen brings a bit of European flavor to your ramen. The strong earthy taste of the black truffle will enrichen the already meaty pork broth and grilled pork belly that tops the noodles. With the al dente noodles and thick broth, you'll walk away feeling comfortably stuffed after finishing up the dish's generous serving. That is, if you're able to walk away at all. (Kidding.)
While Truffle Tsukemen is for meat lovers, the Laksa Truffle brings on the surf. Taking inspiration from Singaporean noodle soup, this laksa bowl is topped with lump crab meat, mussels, and fish cake. It makes for an exciting experiment of sweet and spicy ramen. You'll be eating fast yet thoroughly. As in, bowl wiped clean before you know it.
Meanwhile, the Tamago Shako side dish is a simple cherry on top that'll hammer it in home that you need to travel to Japan and experience their street food once again. We're simple people with deep imaginations; simply give us ramen eggs and takoyaki sauce in a single dish, and we'll feel transported to Japan instantly.
For more information, check out the official Facebook page of Tsuke-men.