After opening its doors for years, Yushoken still attracts a very good crowd. They have seemed to get the formula right when it comes to quality and price. You pay nearly Tokyo prices for their ramen (Php 400-500) but you do get a Tokyo ramen experience in every spoon. The Shoyu Ramen, a popular bowl, is a flavor bomb! You'll get some creaminess, sweetness and salt fused with many other complex flavors all from a bowl of noodle soup! I recommend ice-cold beer, coke or even tea to wash all the flavors down. A bowl can be good for two since some I observe can't finish one. We like pairing dishes with other orders and sides anyway so unless you're a teen and/ or have a tri-athlete's appetite, one for two may be just fine.
Speaking of sides, the Karaage, Japanese for fried chicken and Gyoza, pork dumplings steamed then seared are seemingly on every table. They're properly prepared and decent. I only say that because these simple dishes are quite characteristically nuanced and my standard is still from Japanese kitchens like those at Little Tokyo in Makati which I'll also be writing about later.
Meantime hope the photos give you an appetite...Shoyu Ramen at Yushoken.
Shoyu Ramen by Yushoken
Just like the next person, I enjoy good food. Doesn't matter if it's cooked one minute or one hour, if it looks good, it usually is.