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The ber-months may be a little far ahead, but there sure is an undeniable chill in the air that makes us want to snuggle up over a warm bowl of indulgent, comforting, and delicious ramen. And even though one serving of this dish tastes like a luxurious treat, it certainly doesn’t have to be expensive.
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For those who are making their money last until the next payday, we’ve listed ramen spots you can go to depending on your budget! Whether you’re saving pesos or looking to splurge, here are ramen dishes you ought to try!
If you have P100
Basic Tonkotsu Ramen (P99) – Taro Ramen
Affordable yet authentic ramen is what you’re going to get at Taro Ramen. For as low as PHP 99, you can already get a bowl of their basic tonkatsu ramen. And to complement your meal, they also have dishes available for ala carte orders such as sushi, donburi, and takoyaki.
If you have P200
Tantanmen (P149) – Ramen Naijiro
Ramen Naijiro is a casual neighborhood noodle spot that’s reminiscent of Japan’s street food vibes. For ramen as low as P130, you can get yourself a packed bowl of Tantanmen with generous toppings, perfectly-made noodles, and a rich, savory broth.
Available for: Dine-in and take-out
Shiro Ramen (P180) – Ramen Kuroda
Ramen Kuroda wants you to be able to afford real ramen every day. They have mouthwatering bowls of ramen that are as low as P180, but if you want additional chasu, you can have them for P230 only and in various flavors, too!
Available for: Dine-in, pick-up, and delivery. You may also order through this website
Green Matcha Ramen (P180) – Mitsuyado Ramen
Mitsuyado Ramen’s Green Matcha Ramen is definitely a head-turner because of its unique flavor and its affordable price! They also offer White Original, Black Garlic, Red Spicy for P180, but if you can splurge a little more, we recommend you try their Pork Katsu Ramen (260) or Charsiu Ramen (P280).
Available for: Al fresco dining, pick up, takeout, delivery. You may also order online.
If you have P300
Shoyu Ramen (P225) – Wabi Sabi
Here’s another vegetarian/vegan option for you! Wabi-Sabi is a noodle house that also serves sandwiches, potstickers, plus rice and sides! Their Shoyu Ramen has soy sauce, veggie broth, veg chasu, veg naruto, tamago, menma, greens—a choice that’s low on price and zero on guilt!
Available for: Dine-in, take-out, and delivery.
Miso Ramen (P260) – Cosmic
The common misconception with vegan/ vegetarian food is that it costs a fortune, but Cosmic shatters all those expectations. This Miso Ramen is one of their many vegan creations, they also serve vegan sisig, kare-kare, barbecue, lasagna, and more!
Available for: Dine-in,pick-up, and delivery. Order via their website
Paiku Ramen (P265) – Ramen Cool
If you’re craving that smoky, meaty flavor in your noodles, you have to taste this Kuro Chasu Ramen from Ukokkei Japan which has marinated pork belly, black fungus, and spring onions, seaweed, and fragrant garlic for that addictive umami taste!
Available for: Dine-in, take-out, and delivery via FoodPanda
Spicy Tobanjan Tonkotsu (P280) – Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen
Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen has something for the spice fanatics of course! This Spicy Tobanjan Tonkotsu will bring heat to your palate during cold days and will keep you slurping for more. Drop by their store and customize your bowl of ramen to your liking!
Available for: Dine-in and delivery via foodpanda, GrabFood and Pick.A.Roo.
If you have P400
Iekei Ramen (P350) – Oyasumi Ramen
You’ll get your money’s worth here at Oyasumi Ramen, a noodle spot that serves authentic flavors and premium ingredients in every bowl. Try something different and taste their Iekei Ramen which has perfectly-made noodles, melt-in-your-mouth slices of chashu in a tonkotsu-shoyu tare broth sprinkled with leeks, spinach, and nori.
Available for: Limited dine-in, take-away, in-car or outdoor dining, and delivery. You may also order online here
Awase-Aji ramen (P380) – Santouka Ramen
Santouka Ramen’s creations look so good that it almost hurts us to not have a taste. This Awase-Aji ramen is their best-seller because it has tender and flavorful roasted pork cheeks, savory-rich soup, and generous toppings of veggies and creamy tamago to complete the experience. Pair it with their gyoza, karaage, and tonkatsu!
Available for: Dine-in, take-out, and delivery.
Miso Ramen (P380) – Ramen Daisho
Come home to Ramen Daisho and taste their crowd-favorite Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen and Gyoza! Other popular picks on their menu are Tonkotsu and Miso ramen, perfect to pair with a cold bottle of beer.
Available for: Dine-in, take-out, and delivery. Call them to order.
Original Butao (P395)- Ramen Nagi
Every ramen lover loves Ramen Nagi! Their four classic flavors—Butao, Kuroo, Akao, Midorio—are well-crafted recipes that will certainly satisfy those ramen cravings. The best part is, if you can’t go to their physical stores, you can order ramen kits for you to make at home!
Available for: Dine-in, take-out, and delivery. You may also order here.
If you have P500
Vegetarian Mushroom Ramen (P425) – Ippudo
Ippudo is another popular spot that never fails to serve authentic Japanese dishes. Their selection of ramen, lunch bowls, and sushi rolls are all you’ll ever need for the perfect self-care meal. Their vegetarian mushroom ramen is blessed with rich, meaty flavors that are wonderfully carried by the freshly-cooked noodles.
Available for: Dine-in and delivery.
Signature Happiness Ramen (P445) – Hanamaruken
This Ramen is called Signature Happiness for a good reason. It has a shoyu-tonkotsu broth topped with a slow-braised, soft-bone, pork rib that’s tender and packed with flavor. This ramen might be on the expensive side, but it will surely fill your soul with happiness that you won’t get elsewhere.
Available for: Dine-in or delivery via GraBFood, FoodPAnda, or PickARoo.Order online here
Tantanmen (P490) – Mendokoro Ramenba
Mendokoro Ramenba will get you dreaming about their ramen long after you’ve finished them. Their ramen creations are pricey for the best reason—their bowls reflect the mastership of their craft, with each dish having the highest-quality ingredients and the most luxurious taste.
Available for: Dine-in and take-out (for ramen kits). Order online here.
Ukokkei Shoyu Chashu Ramen (P595) – Ramen Ron
Formerly known as Ukokkei Ramen Ron, this ramen spot has stood the test of time and has now opened a branch in Rockwell, Makati to serve you, once again, with exceptional flavors that stay true to the Japanese identity.
If you have P1,000
Hokkaido Miso Ramen (P545) – Kitchitora of Tokyo
Specializing in tori ramen, at Kitchitora, you can get a variety of ramen flavors with chicken soup as the broth base. Aside from those, you can also get a number of Japanese side dishes like gyoza and chasu buns to pair with your hot bowl of ramen.
Ebi Miso (P640) – Marudori
At Marudori, it’s all about chicken. Unlike its sister companies, Mendokoro Ramenba and Ramen Yushoken, they bring rich and savory chicken-based ramen dishes and sides.
It’s raining (ra)men! Allelujiah, it’s raining (ra)men, amen!
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