Din Tai Fung – Xiao Long Bao

Xiao Long Bao from Din Tai Fung is definitely a must try! They have a variety of Xiao Long Bao from seafood to vegan but nothing beats this classic Pork Xiao Long Bao.

Unlike other dimsums, Xiao Long Bao has broth inside and is eaten in a specific manner. Prepare the dipping sauce by adding one part of soy sauce and three parts of vinegar to the ginger dish. When the dipping sauce is ready, dip the dimsum lightly then place it in a spoon with some ginger. Pierce the dimsum to release the broth and let the dipping sauce, ginger and broth come together. Lastly, enjoy this spoonful of goodness!

The Seventh Hero - Din Tai Fund - Xiao Long Bao

For Php 315.00, you’ll get 10 pieces of this high quality Chinese dimsum.

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Ippudo Ramen

The Seventh Hero - Ippudo Ramen

Akamaru Special (Php 490.00)

IPPUDO’s original tonkotsu broth enhanced with special blended miso paste and fragrant garlic oil. Served with thin noodles, pork belly, kikurage and spring onions. A refined, modern-style ramen.

Finally! The best ramen I tasted in the Philippines ever! A friend of mine brought me here recently and brief me with the available choices.

They have three kinds of ramen: Shiromaru Motoaji, Akamaru Shinaji & Karaka-men – from non-spicy to spicy. There is an option to upgrade these to Tamago (with soft-boiled egg), Chashu (with simmered pork belly), or Special (with soft-boiled egg, pork belly and seaweed). Also, you can choose the hardness of noodles from soft to very hard.

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Tenya Tempura Tendon

This restaurant captured my attention because it is just across Fitness First in SM Megamall. It also had advertisements hanging inside and outside the mall. Tenya, obviously, is a Japanese restaurant that specializes in Japanese cuisine and prides itself with its tempura. Since I generally like tempura, I decided to give it a shot one random night after working out.

The Seventh Hero - Tenya Tempura Tendon 1All-star Tendon (Php 325.00) – black tiger prawn, squid, salmon, kani stick, green beans, mushroom. This dish was about putting together different kinds of tempura in a single rice bowl. The best picks for me were the black tiger prawn and squid. They were just perfectly cooked and seasoned.

Now that I know that they serve these pieces well, I might as well drop the kani stick, salmon, and mushroom then get Asakusa Special Tendon (Php 315.00) on my next visit. This dish has three pieces of black tiger prawns and some green beans. Just exactly what I want on my rice bowl.

The Seventh Hero - Tenya Tempura Tendon 2
Their Karaage (Php 175.00) is a must try! The crunch, the appeal to the palate, the tang of the lemon, I just can’t get enough of that experience! I would absolutely get this side order again.

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