At last! A place that specializes in soba and udon has made its way to the Manila restaurant scene. I've been waiting for one like this for so long as I prefer cold soba over ramen (even on rainy days) that's been dominating the noodle craze in the country for the past years. Luckily, we chanced upon Nadai Fujisoba in the Mall of Asia recently only to learn that it has been operating here since April last year with its first branch in Bonifacio High Street. In fact, Manila is just the 2nd international franchise, next to Taipei, after its establishment in Shibuya back in 1966.
Menu is affordable and serving is huge. You're totally getting your money's worth if you ask me.
What we ordered
|Cold Mori Udon - Php180.00|
CS got the Mori Udon with fat, firm and chewy noodles dipped in Nadai Fujisoba's delicious cold sauce. On the contrary, their version of Inari Sushi is probably the worst we've tried so far. The Aburaage (fried and seasoned tofu pouch) was dripping wet while the sushi rice was served hot and overcooked. Just stick to the noodles, skip this and you're good to go.
|Inari Sushi - Php90.00|
|Teisyoku Set - Php250.00 (Cold Mori Soba + Gyudon)|
As I was torn between Soba and Gyudon that day, Nadai's Teisyoku Set was the best option to avail both! I was expecting to get 2 mini servings only to get a full size of Mori Soba that I ate with much gusto, I wonder how big their ala carte will be. Sadly, the rice on my Gyudon was also overcooked just like the sushi, hope they correct this fundamental piece of any Japanese menu asap.
I can't wait to be back again soon, I finally found my happy place!
Nadai FujisobaG/F North Wing, Mall of Asia
Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel.: (632) 556-0680