When In Manila, hungry for authentic Ramen?On the go? Ramen Bar it is!
Being an avid fan of Japanese food I just had to check out this place in Eastwood called the Ramen Bar. It’s not hard to find actually. Its big, spacious & with an ambiance of a sauna room. I find that it would be a good place to have lunch with a bunch of colleagues, maybe some friends and chit chat away.
With over 7 Ramen specialties to choose from, there’s something for everyone. The menu was simple, divided into 5: Small plates (appetizers), Big Bowls (ramens), Big plates (rice toppings), Sweets & Extra toppings.
Yakiniku Beef rice topping (Php 165.00)
Thinly sliced beef with green garnishes, onions, sesame all topped in rice.
The beef was tender, well cooked and seasoned. This is the thing that I liked with this place. Everything is seasoned just right. You may adjust it with their condiments but I like how it’s not salty un-like other Japanese bistros in Manila who caters to an over-seasoned majority and dubs themselves as ‘authentic.’
Kakuni Buns (Php 180.00)
Melt in your mouth Pork belly wrapped in a special white bun.
The special white bun is actually similar to the one you have with siopao! But unlike the siopaos you get from anywhere, their white buns are so soft and full. Not at all like a commercial one with air inside. Eeek.
Karaage (Php 155.00)
Fried boneless chicken with salt.
I’ve had Karaage before. The difference of it from the regular fried chicken that you can order from fast food is it’s boneless and it has this unique breading. I may be wrong, I don’t cook! But there’s something about the breading that makes it obvious that it’s Japanese. Maybe the technique? If you would happen to know leave a comment below! 🙂
Sapporo Miso Ramen (Php 320.00)
Miso infused Tonkotsu Ramen topped with tamago, naruto, negi, chasyu, butter and corn. Basically: pork bone soup boiled for 20 hours, soft boiled egg marinated for 48 hours, fish sticks, spring onion, sliced pork with butter & corn. Really good ramen. The corn gave it a sweet side. The boiled egg that’s marinated looked like a century egg w/o the weird flavor though. Haha. Enjoyed this one alot!
Spicy Karaage Ramen (Php 280.00)
Spicy Shoyu Ramen topped with fried boneless chicken
Ordered this for myself. It wasn’t spicy enough though. Well, I eat pickled jalapeno peppers for a snack so I think my definition of spicy is a little bit subjective. Really simple Ramen.
R.B.S. #1 (Php 380.00)
Soy infused Tonkotsu Ramen topped with tomago, naruto, nori, negi, chasyu(pork slices) and kakuni (pork belly)
Was told this was their best seller. I wish I could’ve finish another bowl of this!
Time for some Ramen Bar dessert!
Tempura Ice Cream (Php 120.00)
Breaded vanilla ice cream drizzled with chocolate syrup. The batter was so good! I could taste the sin that is butter. Haha. Definitely coming back for this.
I don’t go to Eastwood a alot since Im from the South but I absolutely love it there! So I took photos outside Ramen Bar. Haha. Please forgive me!
Mon – Sun:11:00 am-11:00 pm