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Lunch at Santouka


Today my family and I had lunch at Santouka, which according to their Facebook page is “the legendary ramen brand that offers the same family recipe since 1988”. Located on the Ground Floor of Glorietta 4 in Makati, we arrived right before 11am – just in time for one of the servers to flip the sign from ‘Closed’ to ‘Open’.

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At first we sat in one of the restaurant booths, but it was a bit tight so we switched to the tables and combined two to seat our family of four.

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For lunch I had Tonkatsu (pork cutlets) with a bowl of white rice. I was glad to see Mango shake on their menu – it was deliciously sweet!



Tonkatsu Sauce

Tonkatsu Sauce

Tonkatsu sauce and 'spoon'

Tonkatsu sauce and ‘spoon’

sesame seeds to grind and mix with the sauce

sesame seeds to grind and mix with the sauce

Mango shake

Mango shake

Both Manolo and my mom ordered the Tokusen Toroniku Ramen with roasted pork cheeks in Shio broth; Manolo had the Regular (R) size while my mom had the Small (S).

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My dad had the Toroniku-Pao (melting pork cheek meat pao with teriyaki sauce), followed by some Kurobuta Gyoza (black pork dumplings) and Char Siu Chahan (pork belly fried rice).

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Toroniku-Pao with hot tea

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Kurobuta Gyoza

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Char Siu Chahan

Overall, I’d rate it a 9/10 since service was a bit slow (though to be fair, the restaurant WAS full by the time we had finished eating). I definitely want to come back and try the pork belly ramen in Shio broth though!

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