Mitsuyado Sei-Men - House of Tsukumen in Blu Bay Walk, Pasay City

Mitsuyado Sei-Men in Blu Bay Walk, Pasay City
Mitsuyado Sei-Men in Blu Bay Walk, Pasay City
I'm not sure what had gotten into me, but I just felt like I needed to give Mutsuyado a second chance after my not-so-impressive first several months back. Although if I try to assess it deeper, I may arrive at a reason as to why I wanted to try Mitsuyado again. Hmmmm, okay, I think I have one. Remember, my story on my first "true" ramen experience in Ramen Nagi? Well, I think Nagi really kicked me so hard that  my ramen taste buds suddenly improved and started craving for new ones.

Okay, hopefully that justifies why I felt like giving the ramen place a second try.

Mitsuyado's interior - Blu Bay Walk Branch
Mitsuyado's interior - Blu Bay Walk Branch

The Well-Curated Interior
The first thing that never fails to grab my attention here in any Mitsuyado Sei-Men outlet is the restaurant's interior and how it mimics an old bustling street of Japan (though I'm not sure if there are still some streets that look like this one at the present). This added both to the appeal and ambiance of the place which contributes to the overall dining experience.

Now, let's head on to the tsukumen, ramen and other dishes wherein we basically had two orders which were both under the lunch set category (available from Monday to Friday between 11am to 5pm).

Miso Tsukumen (Large) + Set A (Japanese Fried Rice and Gyoza) || P420
Miso Tsukumen of Mitsuyado  Sei-Men
Miso Tsukumen of Mitsuyado  Sei-Men
The miso tsukumen was really flavorful and tasty, and things got more interesting as I engaged myself with the dish -- it developed a playful kick that shook off my taste buds. Also, with the noodles being nicely firm and thick, everything went well with the tsukumen dish.

Japanese Fried Rice and Gyoza of Mitsuyado Sei-Men
Along with this set (for an additional P100 on top of the P320 for the large Miso Tsukumen) was this order of dumplings with rice, and I must admit that Mitsuyado serves decent dumplings here (i.e. less greasy, crunchy on the outside and tasty in the inside).

Special Meal Set || P480 
Meal set consists of Shoyu or Karashi Ramen (can be upgraded to Tan Tan Ramen or Miso Ramen), Chicken Black Pepper Don, Salad Chawanmushi and Fruits
Special Meal Set of Tan Tan Ramen in Mitsuyado
Special Meal Set of Tan Tan Ramen in Mitsuyado
Now for the second set, we had this special set with the ramen upgraded to Tan Tan Ramen for an additional P50.

Fresh salad of Mitsuyado Sei-Men
Fresh salad -- a component of the Special Meal Set
Asian dressing salad was pleasant with fresh letuce and other veggies

Mitsuyado's Chawan Mushi
Mitsuyado's Chawan Mushi - not as silky but still great!
The chawan mushi was not as silky but had this wonderful shrimp essence

Special Meal Set's Chicken Black Pepper Don
Special Meal Set's Chicken Black Pepper Don 
This chicken black pepper don was smokey and sweet with the rice having a subtle and almost negligible kick.

Tan Tan Ramen of Mitsuyado Sei-Men
Tan Tan Ramen of Mitsuyado Sei-Men
The tan tan ramen was superb with a more balamced flavor while having this subtly sweet taste, which was further enhanced by the crushed peanuts. Notably, this had a softer flavor than the miso shown earlier and of course thinner noodles. Surely, this is a winner for me!

A Not-So-Popular Kid at Mitsuyado Sei-Men
A Not-So-Popular Kid at Mitsuyado Sei-Men

Mitsuyado Sei-Men - Overall Ratings and Summary

Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings apply solely to this dining experience.
Place ★★
Taste  ★★ 
Value for Money ★★★ (for the lunch set)
Budget: At least P250 each if you are availing the lunch set (i.e. sharing a set with someone else) and at least P350 each for regularly priced dishes

Overall, I would say that I got impressed, as my previous experience almost completely wiped me out. In fact, among the few ramen places I've gone to so far, this now ranks fifth.

How about you - do you recommend this place?

Mitsuyado Sei-Men
Location: Blue Bay Walk, Macapagal Avenue Corner EDSA, San Jose, Pasay City
Contact No.: (02) 843 4329
Service Charge: 10% before VAT
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