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16 posts categorized "[Food] Ramen Craze in Manila"

September 15, 2011

Nomama (2x) But You


A lot of foodies have been waiting for Chef Him Uy de Baron to open his own restaurant.

After gaining a following from his successful catering gigs, he finally decided to open Nomama -- a Japanese restaurant with a twist, focusing on artisanal ramen with ingredients made from scratch.

Nomama in Japanese means "That's it", but this resto got its name from a play on words that it's "not your mama’s ramen".

Locavores would be happy to know that he supports the slow food movement and only uses the freshest local and organic produce in Manila whenever possible. He is committed to the same advocacy as Chef Sandralyn Hataway of Tourné, Chef Tatung, and Chef Sau del Rosario of Le Bistro Vert.

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August 04, 2011

UCC's Tan Tan Mian Tonkotsu Ramen!

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Ramen is our ultimate comfort food, especially when it is raining really hard. A steaming hot bowl of noodles always cheers us up even on the gloomiest of days.

In our search for the best ramen in Manila, we were surprised to discover that UCC also serves Tonkotsu Ramen in a special branch in Makati. The Tonkotsu Ramen is similar to the one served in Genya in Hobbies Mall of Asia.

But UCC's best ramen is the spicy one that is a mix of Chinese Sichuan noodles with sesame paste and Tonkotsu sauce called Tan Tan Mian!

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July 08, 2011

Genya Tonkotsu Ramen

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For the longest time, I was only eating three types of ramen in Manila: Shio (salt), Shoyu (soy sauce-based) and Miso. But that finally changed when I recently tasted Tonkotsu Ramen.

I love its rich, milky taste with the deep tones of pork bones. Now I understand why people rave about Tonkotsu Ramen and why some say it is the true taste of Japanese ramen.

  • "I love tonkotsu ramen. It ranks...among my all-time favourite foods. The cloudy white soup, made with crushed pork bones, is sinfully rich and always satisfying." - Chubby Hubby | Best tonkotsu ramen
  • "In case you haven’t been indoctrinated into the wonderful world of ramen, Tonkotsu broth is the Holy Grail of noodle soup broths." - No Recipes | Tonkotsu Ramen
  • "Tonkotsu (豚骨, "pork bone"; not to be confused with tonkatsu) ramen usually has a cloudy white colored broth.... has a thick broth made from boiling pork bones, fat, and collagen over high heat for many hours, which suffuses the broth with a hearty pork flavor and a creamy consistency that rivals milk or melted butter or gravy." - Wikipedia | Ramen

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June 29, 2011

Tamagoya! Ramen

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We are in search of the best ramen in Manila and, so far, Ukkokei Ramen Ron is leading, with Ramen Bar and Shinjuku battling for the second spot.

We heard about this noodle house in Antipolo by Mr. Abe that foodies are raving about. My Japanese foodie friend Atsushi Matsuura confirmed that. "I really think their ramen is the best in the PH so far.  Yeah, RON could be best, but considering 'cost', I will vote Tamagoya."

Marikina and Antipolo foodies have been keeping this restaurant a foodie secret for some time now. Well, the secret is out, and it is worth driving all the way to Antipolo just to savor one of the best ramens in Manila. :)

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September 06, 2010

Ramen Bar - One of the Best Authentic Japanese Ramen Places in Manila?

November 11, 2008

Urameshi Ya - One of the Best Yakiniku Places in Manila

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Uramesi ya
As we parked our car near the Pasong Tamo entrance of Little Tokyo, I can't help but think of backing out and going to another place instead of Little Tokyo. This little Japanese town besides Makati Cinema Square transports you to a restaurant strip in Japan. Every time I enter the little red arc that welcomes you to Little Tokyo, I felt uneasy because I can't read Japanese and I don't know how to confidently choose among the different Japanese watering holes and restaurants.

Armed with a tip from a Japanese friend that the best Yakiniku place is hidden in Little Tokyo, we decided to proceed with meeting Chris (one of my best buddies in P&G) and his wife Sharon in Urameshi Ya inside Little Tokyo. Yakiniku is a Japanese term which refers to grilled meat dishes. Usually it is enjoyed with friends over long conversations and a few bottles of beer. This was the right place for our "reunion" meeting with Chris after his short expat stint in China.

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October 30, 2008

UKOKKEI RAMEN RON - One of the Best Shoyu Ramen in Manila!

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Ukokkei Ramen Ron - One of the Best Shoyu Ramen in Manila!

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Ukokkei Ramen Ron serves the best shoyu ramen in town! I got this tip from my Japanese foodie friend, Atsushi Matsuura.

Before reading the rest of the blog post, you need to be aware of unique policies of this ramen house:
1. The Ramen is not available for take-out. You can only enjoy it in the restaurant.
2. There is a NO-SHARING Ramen policy which means you cannot share the ramen between two people. (Even if it is good for two people)
There is NO dessert in Ukokkei Ramen Ron.

Ramen Ron-9 Drinks | Lunch Set | Miso Based Ramen | Shoyu and Shio Ramen | Other Japanese Treats

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