My first Ramen Nagi experience was at their SM Mall of Asia branch where I had my first ever taste of their Butao. It was love at first bite! But I wasn’t able to write about my wonderful experience since I wasn’t able to take decent photos of it except for this picture.
So, when my husband got an invitation from Eric to try Ramen Nagi’s newest noodle dishes, we didn’t think twice.
Ramen Nagi’s Greenbelt branch is totally different from their SM Mall of Asia branch. It’s bigger, well-lit and very spacious. This would probably be my go-to branch from now on.
New dishes from Ramen Nagi – The Tsukemen and Tonkatsu-Men
Ok, let’s talk about their new offerings. I’m sure you’ve seen Ramen Nagi’s 2 new dishes on your social media feeds the past few days. Well, the much talked about Tsukemen and Tonkatsu-Men are finally available that started last May 1 in all Ramen Nagi branches in the metro.
My family and I were able to sample these 2 new Ramen Nagi noodle dishes a few days ago. I must admit I was disappointed at first when I learned that the dishes they were going to be serving were both cold noodle dishes. We were actually looking forward to eating a hearty and hot ramen instead of a cold one. Buuuuuuuuut! When it was brought out from the kitchen and served at our table, the aroma alone got me all excited! So, after taking snaps, we immediately devoured the Tsukemen (Php360.00).
The Tsukemen and the Bonito soup are served separately. What you do is mix the noodles until it is coated with the Nagi Fire Sauce then get enough noodles and dip it into the Bonito Soup. Make sure to get some Chashu Strips underneath the bowl for more flavor. I love the contrast of textures from the chewy noodles and Chashu plus the kick you get from the fire sauce. Since I love spicy food, it’s the kind of heat that made me smile. And oh! If the Bonito soup gets a tad cloying, adding sesame seeds will help you overcome it.
Next is the Tonkatsu-Men (P470).
Thick cold noodles topped with deep fried crunchy Pork Tonkatsu with a dipping bowl of Tomato Tonkotsu Soup on the side. The Nagi spices help in giving a mixture of complex flavors which adds a beautiful character to the entire dish. I didn’t expect it to taste this good. The cold noodles paired with crunchy Tonkatsu was just perfect! We definitely enjoyed these new dishes. Thank you Ramen Nagi and Eric for having #TheDreys!
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