Eat the Best Ramen at These Top 5 Restaurants in Metro Manila

Ramen Nagi in Metro Manila, Philippines

In the Philippines, if it's not summer, it's rainy. If summers call for beach vacations, rainy days call for comfort foods. One of the most popular comfort foods sprouting in the metro is ramen, a Japanese dish made up of noodles served in broth with meat, vegetables, and a lot more. You don't have to go to Japan just for it as it's readily available in Metro Manila, Philippines.

Here are the best ramen restaurants in Metro Manila:

#1 - Ramen Nagi: Create your own custom ramen in Ramen Nagi that lets you choose everything from the broth to the level of spiciness to the firmness of the noodles. The omotenashi sheet is used to identify your choices to customize your ramen to your own liking but they also have chef recommendations such as Butao King and Truffle King.

#2 - Ippudo: Originating from Japan, Ippudo boasts of its world-class flavorful ramen. It was founded by Shigemi Kawahara, who is considered the Ramen King. For over 30 years, it has proven that their Hakata-inspired tonkotsu ramen is one of the best in the world. Aside from its branches throughout Metro Manila, it also has expanded in Australia, Asia, and USA.

#3 - Mendokoro Ramenba: Watch how your ramen is made right in front of you in Mendokoro Ramenba where only 25 diners are allowed at a time to be seated in an open kitchen set-up. Get to enjoy the bowl of ramen while it's hot because a lot of ramen lovers would be waiting wanting also to have a taste of their ramen.

#4 - Wrong Ramen: There is no right ramen in Wrong Ramen, but it doesn't mean that it's not delicious. They have a menu of unique (and quite unusual) flavors that every ramen lovers would need to experience. One of their best-sellers is Hot Junk which incorporates the highly unlikely ingredients including kimchi, spam, snap sausage, tteokbokki, and parmesan.

#5 - Oyasumi Ramen: What makes Oyasumi Ramen different from the other ramen shops is the one dish on their menu. The one-of-a-kind La Paz Ramen brings together the Japanese and Filipino flavors through the ingredients such as pork blood, chicharon, and aji tamago. Besides it, they also have four other variants to choose from.
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