Cover Kumori x Mendokoro Ramenba: melon chashu bun

You can now enjoy Mendokoro's signature chashu in a Japanese sandwich – but not for long

Resident ramen fanatics are all too familiar with Mendokoro Ramenba. The quaint yet mighty ramen house continually draws a crowd throughout the day, luring in customers with its potent broth, perfectly bouncy noodles, and of course, the fan-favourite double-marinated chashu. As its loyal customers know, the smokey, sinfully fatty pork belly yields to the slightest touch and melts in your mouth with effortless ease, well deserving of additional side orders.

Guess what –  you that you can savour this signature chashu in sandwich form.

Presenting, the melon chashu bun: a limited collaboration by Mendokoro Ramenba and Japanese bakeshop Kumori. Served with spicy homemade mustard, zingy pickled onions, and crisp lettuce, the sandwich is at once delectable yet well-rounded, complemented by bright flavours that cut through the rich pork belly. Meanwhile, Kumori's melon pan adds a welcome sweetness with its milky, pillowy interior, which wonderfully contrasts its crusty exterior topped with black sesame seeds and the bread's hallmark cookie crust.

Feeling hungry? The melon chashu bun is available in individual packs and boxes of three (we suggest the latter) for a limited time only. Order yours before it's too late, and don't forget a box of cheese tarts or a super chashu ramen kit on your way out.

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For more information, visit Mendokoro Ramenba's website at nipponhasha.com or visit Kumori's website at kumori.com.ph.

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