My Pops is a huge foodie. I assume that I inherited my feelings for food from him. Last June 17th, my sister Dana and I spent the day with him to celebrate Father’s Day. We drove all the way to Antipolo because he wanted us to try this Japanese restaurant that he frequents, Tamagoya Noodle House.
Situated next to an auto repair shop, I did not expect much. As I entered the restaurant, the small first floor was filled. We were just about to go up the second floor but a group that just ended eating nicely offered us their table.
Tamagoya’s interior reminded me of the restaurants back in Nagoya, Japan. Although the space was limited, it was not really a problem. In fact, it even added excitement to the whole dining experience.
Yaki Gyoza/ Japanese pan-fried dumplings (P98 for 6 pieces) - I never really liked Gyoza but I gave this a taste and it was average.
Stamina Ramen/ Noodles with chili miso paste base soup (P168) - The soup’s kick was flavorful but for a chili lover like me, extra spice would have been better. The big bowl was good enough for two so Pops and I decided to share.
Karaage Don/ Japanese fried chicken (P148) – Chicken Karaage is my desired Japanese dish. Gladly, this one did not dissatisfy my taste buds.
Gyudon/ Japanese beef bowl (P148) – I wasn’t able to sample this dish but my sister Dana emptied her bowl and I take that as a good sign!
On the whole, Tamagoya Noodle House is a good restaurant particularly if you’re on a tight budget. Everything on the menu is within your means without sacrificing taste and service.
Tamagoya Noodle House | #2 Soliven Avenue, Mayamot, Antipolo, Rizal