Ramen Wars: Battle of the best ramen bowls in Metro Manila
The noodle dish has taken the culinary world by storm, and you will definitely find a restaurant selling ramen bowls in every country. In Metro Manila, it is no different. Ramen is extremely popular, but with so many varieties, which do you choose? Which ramen bowl will be the victor of the Ramen Wars? Read on to find out.
1. Ramen Nagi Manila
With 22 outlets in the Philippines, Ramen Nagi is one of the most renowned ramen names in Metro Manila. It has won The Choice Award: Favourite Ramen (Hall of Fame) 2017, as well as Favorite Ramen in the Choice Awards for three consecutive years. With something for every palate, it’s sure to delight the ramen buff!
Price: from P390 onwards.
Recommended dishes: Butao Ramen (Php 390), for its delicious broth, including soft noodles and tasty pork slices.
Address: Robinsons Place Manila, Pedro Gil St, Malate, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila, Philippines
Opening Hours: 10 am – 10 pm daily
2. Ramen Kuroda
Famed for its Aka Ramen(Php 180), for its spicy kick and affordable price. It also even comes with a Tamago! The flavours complement each other into a delicious blend. The prices on the ramen bowls are definitely worth it. If you’re not a fan of spicy ramen, it’s okay, because Ramen Kuroda has a wide selection of ramen bowls for you to choose from!
Price: From Php 180 onwards.
Recommended dishes: Aka Ramen(Php 180), Shiro Chashumen (Php 230), with additional roast pork.
Address: Upper McKinley Rd, Taguig, 1630 Metro Manila, Philippines
Opening Hours: 11 am- 10 pm daily
3. Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka has won many hearts for its ramen. It is praised in food and travel publications like Our Awesome Planet, and more! The ramen bowl soup bases are handcrafted as well!
Price: From Php 385(small ramen bowl), Php 445 (large ramen bowl)
Recommended Dishes: Shio Ramen (Signature), Karamiso Ramen (Spicy Signature).
Address: 132, Glorietta 4, Hotel Dr, Ayala Center, Makati, 1226 Metro Manila, Philippines
Opening Hours: 11 am – 11 pm daily
4. Hanamaruken Ramen
Hanamaruken Ramen is situated at the Trinoma Mall in Quezon City. They take pride in serving the same quality ingredients and taste as in Osaka, such as their slow-cooked pork rib falls-off-the-bone which is served on top of their Signature Happiness Ramen.
Price: From Php 445(half), Php 580 (whole)
Recommended Dishes: Signature Happiness Ramen (Php 445), ramen bowl topped with a signature soft bone pork rib.
Address: Trinoma Mall, North Avenue Cor Mindanao Ave, Quezon City, 1105 Metro Manila, Philippines
There really is no ‘best’ ramen.
Just like art, ramen is in the taste of the beholder. Sure, your favourite review site might not like it, but what matters is you enjoy the food. And with that, we declare a peace treaty to our ramen war. Be bold and try new flavours. You might just discover your new ramen addiction!