Kichitora of Tokyo
It has been a while since I have visited Glorietta 5 especially when I saw that they were renovating it. Now a lot of new restaurants have popped out at the first and second floors so we went there one day to try them. The first one on our list was Kichitora of Tokyo. To be honest, I thought Kichitora serves katsus but I was wrong upon checking their menu. Kichitora of Tokyo is a ramen restaurant.
Kichitora prides itself with their broth which isn’t tonkotsu (pork bones) but chicken broth. It was a different experience that what I’m used to but it was a welcome experience! Here’s what we had for lunch.
As much as possible, I order gyoza whenever I see it on the menu. The gyoza was pretty normal and a bit dry inside.
My personal order would be the Miso Ramen. It has a strong miso taste so I don’t like sipping it on its own. It has to be with the noodles and other toppings. I still did enjoy this especially the addition of minced pork! But, it pales in comparison to the butter corn miso ramen I had tried in another ramen house (Kenji Tei).
These two dishes would be their best sellers. I would suggest that you always order the Paitan Ramen Zenbu No Se over the Paitan Ramen because for a PHP 60 difference, you get more toppings and a bigger serving size. The Paitan Ramen is like the mini version of the Paitan Ramen Zenbu No Se.
As this wasn’t my order, I just asked for a minor sip on the Paitan Ramen Zenbu No Se; Both of my eyes lit up after my first sip and minutes later, I was asking again for another sip. This was different from the Tonkotsu broths but it was as flavorful. It was like eating roasted chicken or pork in liquid form. The broth was a viand on its own!
Another thing that I want to add would be the thickness of their chicken or pork chashu. You get two pieces of thick chashu that you shouldn’t estimate biting into. More flavor! More Fun! Yummy!
Nothing beats cold weather than a bowl of hot soup; or better yet, a bowl of steaming hot ramen!
Till next time,
Kichitora of Tokyo
2/F Glorietta 5, Office Dr
San Lorenzo, Makati
Restaurant by Location: Glorietta