March 10, 2014

Kichitora of Tokyo- Small Ramen Sets at Glorietta 5, Makati

Does this look familiar? That's because it's the "lucky tiger" from Kichitora. We visited their second branch in Glorietta 5 last month for another ramen fix. This time, we were set to order new ramen choices we haven't tried before- Paitan Chicken Zenbu No Se and Tan Tan Mien

It's nice that they offer small ramen sets for a complete meal of appetizer, ramen and dessert. 

Chicken Karaage Paitan Zenbu No Se Set (P450)

'Zenbu No Se' literally means "everything on top". A special variation of the famous Paitan Chicken Ramen is topped with braised pork chasu, nori, naruto fishcake, menma, ajitsuke tamago, and a dash of flavorful fried garlic oil (ma-yu).

Tan Tan Mien Gyoza Set (P440)

Another Kichitora favorite, it is made with pure sesame broth, topped with minced pork, sesame seeds, green vegetables, spring onions, spicy oil (la-yu), and fried garlic oil (ma-yu). The broth was a blend of rich, creamy and nutty with a tolerable kick of spice from the spicy oil.  

The Karaage and Gyoza are must-try appetizers in Kichitora. The karaage has an exceptionally crunchy skin with juicy and tender meat. The gyoza on the other hand has a perfectly crisp bottom, koshi wrapper and juicy meat filling. 

Lastly, each set comes with their signature Almond Jelly to cap off the meal. It was sweet, creamy and milky with a distinct taste of almond and strawberry compote. 

Coconut Pudding w/ Matcha and Azuki (P150)

We also ordered Kichitora's other dessert, but unfortunately, it wasn't my cup of tea. Well, that's just because I am not a fan of coconut. 

The serving of their small ramen was just right for me, but D found it too small and not enough. So, he decided to get an additional order of Kichitora's Oyako-Don (P320)

Deemed as the guilt-free katsudon, tender chicken fillet is cooked with egg in a very sweet sauce, then topped with seaweeds and scallions. D liked this very much because it was sweet. Even though I was already full from my ramen set, I can't help but sneak a few spoonfuls from his bowl. 

Kichitora of Tokyo 
2/F Glorietta 5, Glorietta Complex, Ayala Center, Makati


  1. Rochkirstin SantosMarch 10, 2014

    Did you get to finish that bowl of ramen by yourself? Haha yup, that's so filling but the chicken katsudon looks so tempting as well. :)

  2. this made me hungry. the gyoza looks delish! :) and that ramen...oooooh! you made me crave for ramen!

  3. yes.. actually these were just Kichitora's small ramen bowls :) they have regular sizes pa which are bigger :)

  4. Marssy ReeseMarch 17, 2014

    They are so cute how I wish they have a store here in The Netherlands :)

  5. yes they are.. and everything is just 88 pesos each! :) thanks for dropping by Marssy Reese! :)

  6. Marssy ReeseMarch 18, 2014

    Oh you mean it. It's available in Holland? mmmm I'll go search on it here. Thanks mwuah

  7. Oh I dont know if they have a store there. What I meant was they are really cute hehe! :)

  8. Daiso is one of my favorite stores. I can stay there for hours just looking at their items.

  9. Rhea Liza Lirios MunozMarch 31, 2014

    wow.. i love to try this one.. looks great.. nice review

  10. Jhay RamonesApril 03, 2014

    Wow! I LOVE RAMEN. hope to try it soon in Glorieta. it looks yummy...

  11. wew...ramen men!Love it!

  12. sherry ann gole cruzApril 06, 2014

    Love to try the 'Zenbu No Se looks so yummy!

  13. i like to try and taste the gyoza and karaage. :)

  14. all photos look oishi

  15. Henry DMMay 14, 2014

    I so love Ramen!! This is my comfort food. yummy

  16. nice ambiance and foods looks great.

  17. wow. i love tokyo foods.

  18. Karole MandapMarch 15, 2015

    Japanese foods are one of the best :) Want to eat here ^^

  19. Sheena ValenciaMarch 31, 2015

    From among the ramen joints out there, Kichitora's Paitan ramen zenbu no se is the best for me. :)

    By the way, let's exchange links. placed you in my blogroll here:

  20. sherry ann gole cruzMay 22, 2015

    love the Chicken Karaage Paitan Zenbu,looks so yummy!

  21. mercy grace delacruzMay 23, 2015

    i love to try this..thanks for sharing it. makes me crave for japanese food

  22. Woaaahhhh rameeen!!!

  23. p a m e l a ÜJune 09, 2015

    Wohoo! More Japanese cuisine to choose from! and it's near! G5, Makati!!! GC to explore the good food please!


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