We’ve always been craving for these when the rain drops and the cold weather breeze. Ramen is the best way to heat up on this rainy season! With this blog post, I’m bringing you the best ramen I had ever tasted. Always been a fan of ramen and I always find these 3 things; affordable, flavorful and authentic.
So, without further ado, here are 6 of the best Ramen houses I have visited, hope you and your stomach will enjoy it!
1. Manbee Japanese Ramen House and Lutong Pinoy
This is one of the food kiosks you will see inside the groceries in Cubao. Don’t underestimate this ramen shop because they have the best ramen to try! Without a hole in your pocket for P110 (Whole) and P58 (Half) you can already enjoy this authentic ramen. From the broth, sweet sliced pork, and homemade noodles you’ll surely get back here. They have Spicy and Paitan Ramen to choose from.
I always have my lunch here and I can even ask for 2 bowls of ramen because it’s very affordable and flavorful. And I would like you to say a greeting to the owner of the shop Toru-San, A Japanese Guy that will serve for your ramen (He knows tagalog by the way). This Japanese food stall is located inside Shopwise Cubao, Quezon City.
Facebook Page: facebook.com/ManbeeRamen/
Store Location: Food kiosks at Shopwise Cubao, Quezon City
2. Ramen Kuroda
This shop is serving you unlimited noodles, for FREE! This is another affordable ramen that starts from P180 serving real Japanese ramen, extracting Umami carefully from pork bone to enjoy that ‘One and only soup’ and a chef’s hand-made noodles.
They have different store locations around the metro and I had the chance to slurp their authentic ramen with a great view of the city at 3rd floor Cybermall, Eastwood city. Check out their website to see more of their branches.
Facebook Page: facebook.com/kuroda.ph
- SM Manila Conception Street Corner Arroceros and San Marcelino Streets, Manila
- 3/F Cyber and Fashion Mall Eastwood City Bagumbayan, Quezon City
- G/F The Strip at Mezza, Aurora Blvd. Araneta Avenue Quezon City
- 2/F Venice Grand Canal Mall, McKinley Hill、Upper McKinley Rd,Taguig City
- 3/F Lucky Chinatown Mall, Reina Regente Corner Dela Reina Streets, Binondo
- G/F Aseana ll BRADCO Avenue Aseana City Parañaque city
- 3F RCBC Plaza 6819 Ayala Avenue Makati City
3. Happon Ramen House
Think about a bowl of ramen, Thick noodles, a very tasteful soup, sliced kikurage mushroom, Menma Bamboo shoots, green onions, and pork chasu slices! Just think about it, you’ll never know a ramen as affordable as this one here at Happon Ramen House.
We ordered Spicy Chicken Paitan and Curry Ramen, rich soup base, noodles are finely cooked. Their pork are actually torch, and that smokey taste suits in the bowl.
Their chicken karaage are good and perfectly fried. The japanese mayo fits to the chicken. While Pork Tonkatsu are just a typical sides I taste from others but delicious as well.
Also, their interior is very modern. Perfect and pleasing to the eye while you slurp a very good ramen.
Catch their Lunch Combo that are available only on weekdays from 11am to 2pm.
Facebook Page: facebook.com/happonramenhousemaginhawa/
- Sikatuna Village at Maginhawa St., Quezon City
- Concepcion Uno, Marikina City
4. Nadai Fujisoba
You should try this one! Nadai Fujisoba is serving two kinds of noodles; Udon and Soba which means thick and thin, and two kinds of Ramen; hot and cold that starts from 200 Pesos. I had the chance to slurp their ramen and it was all worth a try. I tried their Yasai Kakaige Ten soba and that one bowl completely filled my empty stomach. The thickness of the noodles is very soft and the mixed vegetables tempura was very tasteful.
Added to their tasteful ramen is the interior of the place. It’s very Japanese and you’ll enjoy slurping your chosen noodles there. I got to taste their ramen because of the discounted vouchers from Metrodeal, regularly check Metrodeal because sometimes it lasts.
Facebook Page: facebook.com/fujisobaph
- G/L, Building 7, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines
- Lower Ground Level, SM Aura Premier
- Ground Floor, The Block, SM City North Edsa, Quezon City
- Upper Ground Floor, Building A, SM Mega Mall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
- Ground Floor, Main Mall, SM Mall of Asia
5. Mitsuyado Sei-Men: House of Tsukemen
This is the #HouseOfTsukemen! Dim lighting and outdoor themed feels like you are in a busy place of Japan where they serve best chewy and thick noodles. I tried they’re Spicy Miso Tsukemen, and all I can say is the noodles are incredible! It was served with cold noodles and a dipping broth soup that was very flavorful. Another plus is the Chicken Karaage right amount of crisp and it’s very juicy as well.
You will receive a cup of complimentary tea upon seating and it’s good while you wait for your ramen. Well, this ramen bar is a bit pricy but you’ll surely enjoy the noodles, the staff, and the ambiance of the place.
Facebook Page: facebook.com/Mitsuyado.seimen
- #22 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati City
- Bluebay Walk, Macapagal Ave. Cor. EDSA, San Jose Pasay City
- G/F Venice Grand Canal, Upper Mckinley Rd., Mckinley Hill Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
- 2nd Floor, Ayala Malls The 30th, Meralco Ave., Pasig City
6. Ramen Nagi
This is your #FAVORITERAMEN! Ramen Nagi serves the famous Universal Ramen. I was able to taste Two of their best flavors, and it was all so good! They have four best ramen, Butao, Black, Red and Green Ramen. And I’ve tried 2 of their ramen Butao King and Red King.
For first timers you should try Butao King this is the original and signature ramen of the shop and you will experience authentic noodles, rich and creamy tonkatsu-broth soup. While Red King, this is the spicy ramen you’ve wanted to taste. Spiciness of the ramen will make you sniff all over and over again. Chili oil, cayenne pepper and what’s more exciting is that it has this ball of miso-infused minced pork that is covered by spicy herbs.
Out of all the ramen I’ve tasted this is the best! Pricy, YES! But it is all worth it! You will be given Omotenashi Sheet once you take a seat that will let you customize your ramen. Much better check that Chef Recommendation box for a good flavor of your #FavoriteRamen.
Facebook Page: facebook.com/RamenNagiManila
Store Locations: The Podium, SM Pampanga, NAIA Terminal 3, UP Town Center, Greenbelt 3, Robinsons Magnolia, SM City North Edsa, SM Mall Of Asia, Robinson’s Place Manila, and SM Aura Premier
And it’s a wrapped! Summing up the best ramen bars I have tasted. Flavors and that kind of noodles is really the basis for me. And I found it all on these ramen bars. Hope you enjoyed it!
I still have a list of ramen houses to taste and visit so stay tuned for another series of my Ramen cravings!
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