RamenNation: The Best Ramens in Manila according to Japanese Reviewer

Being a Japanophile, I am absolutely in love with anything Japan: the fashion, the music, the culture and of course, the food. So when Manila experienced Ramen-explosion in the past two years, my heart immediately burst with excitement in trying to find the best Ramen. I have tried quite a few here and there (and have favorites of my own), but in my mind I keep thinking “is there a sumptuous Ramen out there that I have yet to try out”.

Good thing Foozap, a go-to app for Manila foodies came out with a list of the best Ramen in Manila for 2015, courtesy of Gaku Nakamura – a self-styled Japanese ramen consultant living in Manila. His 2014 list saw Ramen Nagi topping the list.

#5 Mendoroko Ramenba

Mendokoro Ramenba

MUST TRY: ShoyuTonkatsu

Gaku says: “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 seimen

MUST TRY: Cheese Tsukemen

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


#3Ramen Daisho

ramen daisho

MUST TRY: Miso Ramen

Gaku says: “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.”


#2Ramen Nagi

ramen nagi.jpg

MUST TRY: Butao Ramen

Gaku says: “Nagi’stonkotsu-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.”

  #1 Find out Gaku-san’s #1 best ramen in Manila, check out the full list on www.foozap.ph


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2 Comments Add yours

  1. mark says:


    Maybe you want to check this entry of a blogger name Rizavelle, she copied entirely your blog post above. Here’s the link: http://www.rizarelleve.com/2015/12/ramennation-best-ramens-in-manila.html.

    Im againts Plagiarism thats why Im letting you know.

    1. lanilakwatsera says:

      Hi Mark! Thanks for letting me know. She did copy me word for word. I am sending her a message 🙂 I hate plagiarism too – aaaaargh!

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