Are you excited for Ippudo Manila?
I was extremely pleased at its kid-friendly environment. Kids can play with giant easels and alphabet mats for free while you dine inside the restaurant.
If you think the Tonkatsu war is saturated and done, and that ramen is taking over, you’ve got it wrong, dear readers. With 19 branches in Japan (including Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama and Sendai), Culvercity, California, Sawtelle, Los Angeles, Waikiki Honolulu, Hawaii, and Seoul, South Korea, KIMUKATSU brings its unique 25 layered Mille-Feuille Tonkatsu here in Manila.
Coming from my more-than-memorable experience at Butao Ramen in Central, Hong Kong, I am excited to try out Ramen Nagi here in the Philippines, curious as ever if they will be able to replicate the very same ingredients – from the Kakuni to the Hakata noodles to its spicy miso fireball dropped on the Red King Ramen. Will they be able to match Butao Ramen’s unparalleled expertise in producing ramen? Will they be able to sustain the expectations of many ramen fanatics now that Ramen Nagi branches in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Indonesia has set its bar pretty high? And as usual, I went to Ramen Nagi to find out.
Hanamaruken Ramen arrives in Manila to bring that fall-off-the-bones (if there was literally bones in that slab of pork rib!) slow-cooked pork rib that’s topped on Hanamaruken’s Hakata style noodles in Tonkotsu broth. If you are a ramen fan, you cannot miss Osaka’s pride.
For a P280 Tantanmen, RYU Ramen is certainly cheap for a ramen place. All of my friends and I ordered Tantanmen, since this is their most popular ramen, and it did not disappoint. I made mine extra spicy. (I like making things spicy because it adds to the excitement of eating it!)
Don’t confuse Curry Monster with Monster Curry in Singapore. Curry Monster is popular in Macau as a quick fix to your Tonkatsu cravings. If you know me, I’m never a fan of Tonkatsu set meals since they’re rather overpriced. It’s just full of unlimited cabbage that you can easily buy in a grocery!
Established in 2006 by Ramen Master Chef Ikuta Satoshi in Shibuya, Tokyo, Ramen Nagi has been hailed as Hong Kong’s best ramen and has won the Best Ramen Spot in two consecutive years (2011, 2012) at the National Ramen of the Year Competitions. Enjoy the Red King, Black King, Green King and the Original Butao Ramen only at Ramen Nagi.
This town certainly has Katsu fad. From Yabu to Saboten to Ginza Bairin, everyone is looking for that piece of breaded pork served with unlimited rice and cabbage. But if you’re on a tight budget, Crazy Katsu is the best alternative for you.