Best Niku Udon in Metro Manila – You’ll Be Surprised!
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It takes a few visits to a certain restaurant or food joint before I get pumped up to write an article. Believe it or not. The best tasting Niku Udon I have ever tried so far will only cost you 150 pesos. Yes! If you’ve been following me on my social media accounts, you’ll notice how much of a Japanese food lover I am.I explore different places from cheap to expensive. I also get obsessed on a certain food for months (part of being bipolar)
I have tried Niku Udon from the likes of Nadai Fujisoba (very popular), Yayoi Teishoku, and Izakaya Kikufuji. Their Udon ranges from 350 pesos above. They’re quite good, and satisfying. But not as exceptional as the one from KMORO SOBA. The quaint japanese fastfood that has been in the Philippines for 20 years. They have 2 branches as of today. SM Megamall and SM San Lazaro.
5 REASONS WHY IS KOMORO SOBA’S NIKU UDON THE BEST
#5 FRESH HANDMADE BUCKWHEAT NOODLES
As claimed, and as I’ve tasted. They use authentic Japanese Buckwheat Flour for their noodles. Each freshly made everyday. This makes the noodles firm, not soggy. One thing you should observe to see if the noodle is fresh is it has a “bite” to it. The noodle should be a little bit chewy. My son, who is a picky eater LOVES their noodles.
#4 LIGHT BEEF BROTH
This might be my preference but compared to other places. Komoro Soba’s Niku Udon uses a light tasting beef broth with a bit of miso. It’s a bit on the tangy side. I appreciate this because when the broth gets too thick, it’s nakaka “umay”. There’s no direct english translation for this but you get fed up easily of the taste of the food when it’s too flavorful.
#3 GENEROUS AMOUNTS OF SUKIYAKI BEEF
I think there’s equal amounts of beef in ratio with the noodles. The sukiyaki beef is marinated and cooked well. Very tender. There are some with fat, some without. Perfect.
I’ve been eating here almost every week and their Niku Udon quality has been pretty much consistent.
It’s 150 php. What more can you ask for? It’s actually 140php but I recommend ordering 1 raw egg on the side and mix it with the soup. The egg makes the soup extra creamy and tasty.
Now I have tried the other dishes of Komoro Soba like their tempura, katsu, and karaage. But they’re mediocre compared to their Udon. NOW GO VISIT NOW AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!
Hello Geoff! Ang cute nya, kamukha mo na sya talaga!
And same tayo Miss Kaycee. I can be obsessed with the same food for weeks, even months. Right now, I’m head over heels with Banh Mi. With regard to Udon, twice pa lang ako nakatikim nun sa ibang restos and it wasn’t that exceptional. Maybe I should try Komoro Soba too. =)