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Yamashita: Treasure Discovered in the Noodle House

Is that a double take I just saw you do? =b

I guess it would be better to insert a little adjective before the word ‘treasure’ on the title just so I wouldn’t be getting people’s hopes up or have them rushing over to the noodle house (but the latter isn’t really a bad thing, is it? *hihi)

Tasty – tasty treasures, that’s what Race and I discovered at Yamashita Japanese Noodle House.

Yamashita Japanese Noodle House Baguio

We just came from the surplus store (not all Japanese stuff like the other stores/second hand shops that seem to be popping up everywhere now) and Race had the brilliant idea of crossing Yamashita off the list.  I heard a lot about this place from Ms. Gracie and with the kind of temperature we’ve been having lately, a hot bowl of ramen is just what everybody needs.

Yamashita Japanese Noodle House Baguio

Tasty treasure here. \m/

So that’s what Race got for chow time.  Yamashita boasts of serving “real” Japanese noodles/being the only source in Baguio for homemade noodles and it seems like my better half bought it.  My, did he enjoy his hand-throat-body-soul warming, tummy filling bowl.  I have to say, it was such a pretty dish, I also got a sip of the broth and a slurp (the loudest I could muster *heeharhar) of the golden noodles. Now, that’s ramen with soul! Suddenly, I felt like I knew how Abby, the goddess Ramen Girl felt when she had her seconds. =D

Yamashita Japanese Noodle House Baguio

A regular bowl of ramen … it’s really a large bowl, weee! ^^,

Oh, the menu! Please refer to last week’s blog post for the Yamashita menu because there’s more to the noodle house than noodles … like gyoza.  We got ourselves that side dish while I waited for my Japanese fried rice.  A little on the small side, these gyozas fried until golden brown were … but with six pieces, it was just enough for X+1.  Dipped into our own mix of soy sauce, calamansi juice and (pretty) chilies (see collage above), it was just perfect. \m/

Yamashita Japanese Noodle House Baguio

A dish of gyoza (minis). =)

As for my meal, it was Japanese fried rice … you know how I love rice that has everything in it.  This one’s topped with a few slices of pork, too.  Ahh, scrumptious, scrumptious rice.  Although it was regular rice, the way it was cooked reminded me of how wild rice (blog post on that soon =) ) feels churning away and being broken down to smaller bits in one’s mouth.  The golden grains are more tangible and flavorful … how can I explain this more?  Have you ever tried, eating sesame seeds one by one? It’s like that, only bigger. (“,) (What? You’ve never tried it? Now’s as good a time as any. The sesame seeds on a burger bun would do nicely. *giggles Trust me, I know. =)

Yamashita Japanese Noodle House Baguio

My petite plate of Japanese fried rice.

X marks the noodle house for Yamashita’s hidden treasure, that is the gratifyingly good golden noodles and the warm delight of broth in a bowl, the titillating tangy grains of Japanese fried rice and comfort in the familiar food like dumplings/gyoza. 

Just like greedy treasure hunters, we’ll soon be back for more.

Food: 4 treasure chests

Service: 3 treasure chests

Ambiance: 2 treasure chests  This ‘house’ is tiny.  Feeling slightly claustrophobic, I took the bar stool nearest the door.  Or … was that the layer upon layer of clothes I got on then? *hee, it’s SO c-c-cold in the city.

Yamashita Japanese Noodle House Baguio

Tiny establishment, eh?

Price: 4 treasure chests Ramen bowl excluded, their servings are pretty modest.

Additional Info

Parking – one slot saved in front of the Yamashita door

Yamashita Japanese Noodle House

General Luna Road (right next door to 50’s Diner)

Baguio City, Philippines

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22 responses to “Yamashita: Treasure Discovered in the Noodle House”

  1. cynthiafontanilla says :

    Thanks for this post, Xine! Now I know where to go for a delicious bowl of ramen during this cold weather! And a parking space too! weee!

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, cynthiafontanilla! It’s my pleasure.

      Yes, the perfect combo! Ohh, that’s just one (or maybe that’s two) parking slot in front of their store but I guess if that’s taken, 50s might be good with sharing.

      Stay warm and have a great Baguio eatscapade! (“,)

  2. Nickie says :

    I want that hot bowl of yummy ramen now. it’s so cold! 🙂

    • XiNE says :

      Hiyee, Nickie! Super! And with a bowl of ramen, it’s brrr to ahhh. *hihi Stay warm, you! I hope your week’s going well! (“,)

  3. Aris says :

    Hi Xine, we went there too. 🙂

  4. Quruli says :

    the 10php Nissin Ramen is so much better. you can buy the noodle of their ramen from nearby markets. such a rip off for a 120php ramen. as for the other dishes, i haven’t tried yet. but for the ramen? don’t waste your money with it

  5. Ram says :

    hi! do you know their contact details? Thanks!

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