Hey guys, thinking of where to spend your next birthday celebration? Craving for a Japanese cuisine for a change? You may want to try Ramen Nagi to satisfy your cravings for ramen noodles.
Here’s a brief background of a Japanese restaurant.
Background of Ramen Nagi
This Japanese restaurant offers a gourmet version of ramen noodles that is hailed as the best in Tokyo. Ramen Nagi has been awarded as the top spot in the National Ramen of the Year Competitions for the last two years (2011 and 2012). Hong Kong also has its franchise of this restaurant which is Butao, named after its popular signature ramen in which Filipinos line up for hours just go get a taste.
Ramen Nagi finally opened in Manila at the 5th floor of SM Aura Premier where its franchise is owned by Plains & Prints couple founders Roxanne and Erickson Farillas together with Michael James Chua, Carissa Coscolluela, Enti Coscolluela and Avi Siy-Chua.
As every Filipino foodie’s taste for ramen matures, one would prefer more rich and bolder flavors compared to that of a lighter variety. Once you get to taste the richer gourmet version of Ramen Nagi, there’s no going back a light and lesser quality ramen.
What’s best about this restaurant is that it’s designed as a modern ramen shop with different infographics and illustrations and their mascot is a caricature of Ramen Master Ikuta Satoshi. They have comfortable leather seats enough to make their guests feel at home and at ease.
Also, guests can customize their ramen bowl or the chef’s recommendation. You can also customize the richness of taste (light, normal, rich) , special sauce (none, light, normal, heavy, extra heavy), garlic (none, light, normal, heavy, extra heavy), pork (none, pork shoulder or pork belly), vegetable (none, green onion or cabbage), butao (none, 1 as standard ramen, 2 for double spicy and so on) and if you want to make it extra hard. You may also choose to add extras if you prefer to do so.
Lastly, guests write their name below their order.
Ramen Nagi has their four standard ramen: Butao King, Black King (with garlic and squid ink), Red King (spicy) , Green King (with basil and cheese), plus a limited ramen which rotates through their other ramen flavors such as the Ebi King (shrimp).
Here’s what I and my family ordered yesterday at Ramen Nagi (Robinson’s Magnolia branch):
Chicken Karaage (Php 250) and Pork Katsu Roll (Php 295)
Their chicken karaage is a Japanese fried chicken that’s perfectly marinated in a special sauce. It is deep fried in a special breading and served with a dip of mayo mustard. Chicken karaage is available in other flavors such as: Curry – Php 270, Matcha – Php 290 and 7 Spice – Php 300.
Ramen Nagi’s Pork Katsu Roll is a thinly sliced pork belly rolled with cheese and served with Nagi’s original sauce.
Red King/Akao (Php 410)
This ramen noodle is an ultimate in savory spiciness. Try if you dare.
Nagi Chips (Php 95)
Nagi Chips are made of special dough, fried to perfection and flavored in special Japanese seasoning. They are available in different flavors.
Try visiting any of Ramen Nagi’s branches (SM Aura Premier, Greenbelt 3, SM Mall of Asia, SM City North Edsa, UP Town Center, Robinson’s Magnolia, Robinson’s Place Manila, The Podium, Robinson’s Galleria, Ayala Malls the 30th, Trinoma Mall, Salcedo Village and Ninoy Aquino Airport Area.)
Happy food tripping, everyone!
Ramen Nagi (Robinson’s Magnolia)