Getting a good place for dinner is really difficult especially because it’s the Yuletide season. Everyone seems to be always outside to dine out and every food shop seems to be packed with peers or families spending some good time inside. Good thing that the newly-opened Osaka Ohsho is an emerging contender for the perfect “barkada hangout” spot.
Situated at Mega Fashion Hall’s 3rd Floor, Osaka Ohsho has the perfect combination of good interior and good food.
Aside from being the world’s number 1 gyoza, they boast a “new thing” in the Philippines, cold noodles that flies! It’s a different kind of high, to be honest. I’ve never seen such coolness before and I was intrigued with the way it looks. Who would have thought that cold noodles could work?
The interior is very modern-minimalist. Wooden tables and chairs are aligned on both sides. The restaurant has soft yellow lighting that gives the whole place a certain laid back vibe.
The triple treat comes in a single slender ceramic plate. Each flavor is matched with its respective dip for its maximum dining experience. The first is Matcha Teriyaki Tonkotsu with noodle strips that are as thin as those of spaghetti noodles. The taste is a little sublime but is not to be mistaken as light either. Make sure to dip onto the tonkotsu sauce to fully taste its magic. This dish goes very well with chicken teriyaki and tempura enoki.
The second flavor is Tempura Soba with Squid Ink that creates a wonderful harmony of salty and sweet. But for those seafood lovers who are used to strong flavors, this one might be a little on the. But the kani strips and tempura completely salvages this lovely cold soba.
The last flavor is Bacon and Cheese Somen. Now this one is a little tricky. It looks paler than the other too but the taste is so much stronger. With bacon bits, fried egg and chicken strips, fried mushroom and salmon as its garnishing, this one is a definite favorite of mine.
We also ordered gyoza as our side dish because we want to find out why its the world’s number 1 when it comes to this meaty treat °™ and now we know why. The soft outer covering when cut exposes a tender minced meat that once dipped in a sauce tastes beyond heavenly.
See how I did not explain the reason behind its flying noodles? It’s because I want you to experience it for yourself. ?
Photo and Text by Eden Morales
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