As you can probably tell by the recent spate of Japan-centric food posts, I am a seasonal eater. If I like something, I will eat it so much that I get sick of it and look for the next random food craving. Lately, all the food I want to eat involves steaming bowls of soup, preferably of the Asian persuasion. I blame it on the funky weather patterns we've been having lately. Climate change, anyone?
Anyway. I'm the type of person who likes to indulge from time to time, but I'm totally not averse to el cheapo eats from time to time. Especially if they're el goodo, too!
(I totally ripped the El Goodo line from Evan Dando's cover of Big Star's song, FYI. I'm going to try to see if I can slip in a song in every single one of my entries from now on.)
Komoro Soba. Oh em gee, Komoro Soba. That little resto on the first floor of SM Megamall Building A next to Mexicali. All these years I have ignored it, and it was only two weeks ago that I tried its tasty namesake dish! This I owe to D, who likes to drag me to restaurants I wouldn't consider, but I end up being pleasantly surprised as a result.
I guess there's a reason that Komoro Soba has endured for so long, and that's the loyal fanbase (that now includes me!) who keep coming back for good and cheap eats!
Left: Niku Udon (P116), Niku Soba (P116)
If you're in the mood for something fulfilling but won't leave you with the same kind of fullness you get from eating a heavy rice meal, I definitely recommend their soups. The stock owes its flavor to traditional ingredients such as dashi (fish stock) and mirin (rice wine) that give it that umami flavor that is uniquely Japanese. If you don't feel like having a hot bowl of soup, you can also choose to have your soba cold, served on a plate with the broth in a separate bowl for dipping. Aside from beef, you can also have it with shrimp (ebi) tempura, chicken (karaage) tempura and veggie (kakiage) tempura on the side. Awesome, right?
Where are your favorite el cheapo and el goodo food places to eat?
Komoro Soba is located in U/G Lvl. SM Megamall, Julia Vargas Ave.