MANILA, Philippines – Ramen, anyone? Famed ramen chain Mendokoro Ramenba opened its newest branch in the newly opened Mitsukoshi Mall in Bonifacio Global City on Friday, November 18.
The heavily Japanese-themed Mendokoro branch is located at Unit 0109 of the Ground Floor of Mitsukoshi Mall at 8th Ave. corner 36th St., Grand Central Park, North BGC, Taguig City. It is open from 10 am to 11 pm daily.
Mendokoro posted a few snaps of the new, gorgeous, minimalist branch with light oak wooden interiors and Japanese accents, such as traditional masks on the walls, wooden ramen spoons on the ceiling, bonsai, paper lanterns, and intricate ramen bowls on display. According to the brand, they prioritized “a larger, more spacious place to accommodate everyone.”
Aside from group tables, guests can sit along the long ramen bar that snakes throughout the branch and grants a firsthand look at Mendokoro’s ramen chefs at work at the open kitchen. There are also a few branch-exclusive items on the menu.
Mendokoro first announced on November 8 that they would be relocating its original BGC branch of the last five years to a new home still in the area.
“It is a new era for us as we are moving to a new home that can accommodate more people. This means shorter waiting times for your favorite quintessential ramen experience,” Mendokoro said.
In August, Mendokoro opened its fourth branch in the biggest IKEA store in the world along the Mall of Asia Square in Pasay City. Other branches can be found in Molito, Alabang; Salcedo Village, Makati City; and Ramen Yushoken, Cebu.
The ramen joint also has a roving ramen food truck that pops up in various locations around the Metro and outside. The ramen-on-wheels concept first visited the Capitol Commons Park in September 2021. – Rappler.com