After months and months and months of trying to convince my mom, I finally got the chance to dine at Moshi Koshi Noodle Boss. I first heard about this restaurant when they opened their first branch in Mandaluyong–We would always pass by this resto during trips to my grandma’s house. Unfortunately, this branch had shut down for reasons I do not know. T_T
… So I was extremely relieved to find out that their 2nd branch in Market Market hadn’t closed yet (And I sincerely hope it doesn’t.)
We made the mistake of heading over to our seats right away instead of ordering by the counter. Hehe. The staff was really nice and accomodating. ^^
Their menu includes ramen, soba, udon, ‘noodles from the pan’ (Yakisoba & yakiudon), donburi, curry, teishoku (Tonkatsu, ebi tempura), sidings (agadeshi tofu, kani salad) and bento with miso soup & your choice of 4 sidings (chicken teriyaki, karaage).
What I really want to talk about, though, is the stuff found on the other side of their menu–A very informative chart that gives you bits of trivia about some types of Japanese food.
For instance, did you know that there are three types of noodles commonly used in Japanese cuisine: Soba (thin buckwheat noodles), udon (thick wheat noodles) and Chinese-style wheat noodles, which they usually include in ramen? That there are three types of ramen broth: Shio (salt-based), shoyu (soy sauce-based) and miso (soybean -based)? And that slurping your noodles is actually encouraged in Japan? ^_~
Ordered some gyoza, of course. ^^
My order was the karaage soba. The broth was really flavorful, and the thin noodles were delightfully chewy. Plus the pieces of chicken karaage still had flavor, even if they’ve been soaked in the noodle broth for quite some time. Although I’m not really used to seeing carrot slices in my noodles…
Tendon, which is basically a tempura + rice donburi. The rice tasted really great, especially the ones coated in tempura sauce. The tempura itself was really crispy and delicious.
I ordered the miso ramen for dad.
It’s not the best Japanese food I’ve had, but I’ll give Moshi Koshi another try. I honestly think I may have developed a soft spot for this resto since I’ve been wanting to eat here for the longest time, hehe. Can’t wait for my 2nd visit.
Moshi Koshi Noodle Boss is located at Ground Level, Market! Market! 26th St. cor. C5, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila. Tel nos: (+63 2) 816-6744, (+63 2) 621-9853.