Gaku-san’s Top 5 Ramen In Manila 2015

A self-styled Japanese Ramen Consultant living in Manila. Last year, he listed his top 10 ramen with Ramen Nagi topping the list. But with a number of new and authentic restaurants popping up, here is some of Gaku-san’s top ramen for 2015!
Mendokoro Ramenba5. Mendokoro Ramenba

Mendokoro has tonkotsu-based ramen with chashu. The restaurant looks just like a Japanese-style kitchen and it reminds me of a good ramen restaurant in Japan, Afuri. The taste of the broth and chasu is very nice.”


mitsuyado seimen4. Mitsuyado Seimen

Tsukemen soup is yuzu flavor and the noodles are thick. I have never thought that cheese can fit wih Tsukemen, but you will be satisfied once you taste it at Mitsuyado!


ramen daisho3. Ramen Daisho

The best Miso ramen in Manila! It is located along Shaw Blvd. Although not located in a major mall, lots of people go there just to eat Daisho’s delicious ramen. Not only ramen, but their gyoza are also delicious.


ramen nagi2. Ramen Nagi

Nagi’s tonkotsu-based broth tastes like real Japanese tonkotsu. If you’re a first-time visitor, try Butao. When you’ve eaten half of it, try to add their Fire sauce to change the taste. You can also change the firmness of the ramen and the toppings based on your preference.


The top 1  is a very famous ramen in Japan and now the best ramen in Manila.


1. Ippudo

When Ippudo came to Metro Manila, lots of people lined for their ramen. Surprisingly, they waited for an hour!! I was surprised of Filipino’s addiction to Ippudo. For Japanese, Ippudo is very famous, they also like their tonkotsu taste, akamaru and shiromaru. Taste here in Ippudo is almost same as that in Japan. I could say that Ippudo is one of the best ramen in Metro Manila. You visit for more information.

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