Newsflash: I’m still in my ramen phase and the poor fam has no choice but to bear with me and my food choices.
That said, I don’t think they were too disappointed when we recently had our Saturdate lunch at Ramen Nagi at Robinsons Galleria.
Located at The Veranda, Level 2 of Robinsons Galleria, this ramen shop provides a unique experience to the ramen lover: the ability to customize your ramen experience.
You are given the choice of broth flavors: Butao King (its signature tonkotsu pork broth at Php390), Black King (broth infused with squid ink at Php410), Red King (the spiciest broth at Php 410) and Green King (broth infused with Nagi at P410).
From there, you can specify the following:
- Richness of the taste
- Inclusion of Ramen Nagi’s special sauce
- Garlic taste
- Pork Shoulder or Belly
- Level of Spiciness, and
- Firmness of the noodles
If you’re a ramen newbie like me, go for the chef’s recommendation (because he or she should know what tastes good, right?), but go easy on the spiciness, especially if you’re not much into heat.
I would also recommend adding a Tamago (Php60), a flavored egg that provides more richness to the ramen.
My daughter and I got ourselves bowls of Butao King, while the husband got himself a bowl of Red King. The little boy, on the other hand (being the only one who is not into ramen), had to content himself with an order of Chicken Karaage (Japanese fried chicken at Php250), which, sadly, he didn’t enjoy as much as the rest of us enjoyed our ramen bowls.
We also ordered a side of Gyoza (Php220) and a sheet of Nori (Php60) to nibble on while waiting for our order.
The service staff were attentive and helpful, prompt to answer our queries and assist our requests.
By the way, this year, birthday celebrants get free Butao King Ramen during their birth month. Remember, though, that you can only avail of this promo once (even though the originally announced mechanics indicated otherwise – a friend discovered this the hard, and apparently embarassing, way).
You can also check out my review of Ramen Nagi at SM North EDSA.
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