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Ramen Yushoken: A Taste of Authentic Ramen in Cebu

For the love of Ramen, we went on for an exploration last night. Before trying out Ramen Yushoken in Oakridge Business Park, Cebu, I thought nothing can beat or at least level the Ramen from Ichiran which we tried in Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong. It is by far the best I ever tried. However, just recently, a Japanese friend recommended this place to me and Joshua. Upon checking out, most people are really making a buzz out of it. According to Doris Lim-Choon of Dorilicious Cakes & Pastries, it is the best Ramen place here in Cebu. So, we checked it out!

Ramen Yushoken is located in Oakridge Business Park. If you wish to go here, remember that they are not allowing reservations. So, you really have to fall in line. However, frown not because it is really worth the wait. We went here midweek so, the queue is not that long – thank God! The kitchen is visible to all so you see the process of the food making. Gosh – the place has a classy interior and indeed well-lit. The army of staff in black will greet you in unison upon entrance – Irasshaimase! What a welcoming place.

Ramen Yushoken: A Taste of Authentic Ramen

Since we have Megumi-san, our Japanese friend, with us, there is a short lesson/explanation of the different types of Ramen offered. Basically, Ramen is categorized into three types: Tonkotsu, Shoyu and Miso. Since, we are three: we tried them all.

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1. Tsukemen Ramen with Tonkotsu Soup

Megumi-san ordered Tsukemen Ramen with Tonkotsu Soup. Ramen Yushoken offered this kind of Ramen which is consisting of noodles eaten after being dipped in a separate bowl of Tonkotsu soup. The noodles are typically thicker compared to what is used in other Ramen, while the soup is also much stronger in flavor compared to other standard Ramen.

2. Shoyu Ramen

Shoyu literally means soy sauce. The broth is made with soy sauce. The process involves of adding the soy sauce to the pot of bones and other ingredients. Together, they are simmered with water which makes the soup appear to be brown.

Yushoken Ramen

3. Miso Ramen

Last, but not the least, which I did not expect to be really good is the Miso Ramen. According to Megumi, the paste is made from fermented soy bean. The texture is very rich giving out a flavorful taste. Out of the three, this one is my favorite!

Gyoza at Ramen Yushoken

Aside from Ramen, we also tried this stand-alone dish named Gyoza which is also really delicious. The outside is a little bit crispy but the inside is moist and tender. Mixing the Gyoza with soy sauce and chili is perfect!

..and beer as, well!

Okay. Enough with spoiling the surprise. Now, I am leaving everything to you. So, what are you waiting for? Go and try what Ramen Yushoken has to offer. I will be eager to hear from you.

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April 11, 2020 4:44 pm

I’ve never had authentic ramen before but I’ve heard there’s nothing else like it. I would love to go to this place!

Matt Taylor
April 11, 2020 4:44 pm

Wow that looks amazing!! High-class ramen. The only ramen I have add is this prepackaged stuff they sell here in the States for really cheap. And it isn’t very good. haha.

Christine Weis
April 11, 2020 4:44 pm

The photos of the food say it all! It looks like such a wonderful place to dine. YUM! Thank you for sharing!

Jessica Collazo
April 11, 2020 4:44 pm

These Ramen looks so delicious the place looks so put together and pretty love it

Joshua Javellana
Joshua Javellana
April 11, 2020 4:44 pm

Can i have some gyoza this late in the morning? I Need to satisfy my cravings!

April 11, 2020 4:44 pm

Ramen looked never delicious to me till today when I saw your blog.

the joyous living
April 11, 2020 4:44 pm

i would love to visit sometime. the food looks fabulous and your photos of the dining room are great too. i never thought of dumplings w/ ramen.

LJ Salcedo
LJ Salcedo
April 11, 2020 4:44 pm

OMG Can I just say, I can’t help but drool over the picture! Who would not love to taste this!

emman damian
April 11, 2020 4:44 pm

I want to try Ramen Yushoken! It seems like a yummy Japanese place to eat ramen. So good!

April 11, 2020 4:44 pm

That looks delicious! I love Ramen. REAL Ramen. When I first had it in Japan, I thought, “I can’t believe they call that supermarket stuff back home Ramen.” That looks like a great place.

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