MANILA -- A popular ramen restaurant in Metro Manila has temporarily changed its no-takeout policy on the Japanese noodle soup dish amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
On Monday night, Mendokoro Ramenba announced on Facebook that it is now offering take-home ramen kits.
Each includes a pack of frozen broth, handcrafted ramen noodles, roasted pork belly or chashu, and condiments.
Four variants are available: Shio, Shoyu, Super Chashu, and TanTanMen.
"In this topsy turvy world, takeout is allowed," read a post on the restaurant's Facebook page. "But not as the final product, because it really has to be eaten right after cooking. Here we make available our ramen ingredients so that you can enjoy the best possible quality at home."
Aside from ramen, Mendokoro is also offering frozen gyoza as well as deep-fried chicken, fried rice, and extra chashu.
The restaurant asked customers to place their orders in advance, with the food available for pickup at its Makati branch, and delivery in selected areas.