Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Japanese Ramen Cart in the streets of Malate

While walking around Malate last Saturday, T and I spotted a couple of Japanese tourists eating at the side of the road in what looks like a Japaneses Ramen Cart reminiscent of the ones found in the side streets of Japan. I got curious and checked out what the cart is serving. And yes! It was RAMEN indeed!



Since the Japanese tourists seems to be enjoying their bowls of ramen, T and I decided to give it a try.  T ordered the regular Ramen while I went for the spicy option.

The nice lady who's manning the food cart told me that their Ramen is Soy based.  They assemble the ramen in front of you and the first thing to go in was the shoyu base and spices.


After that, the noodles are blanched for a few seconds in this cool looking device. Then the pork broth is poured over the serving bowls to mix in with the base.


The noodles are then added to the broth.  The bowls are a bit smaller than the usual ramen bowls used in Japanese restaurants but please note that this ramen is an affordable alternative to the high end ones.


Next to be added were the toppings which include seaweeds, chopped leeks, Narutomaki and a thin slice of roasted pork belly.


You may notice that one of them is a bit reddish in color, that's the spicy ramen I ordered.  Now, I am no expert when it comes to Ramen especially when it comes to authenticity but I say that the taste of the broth is somewhat close to the ones I've tried in some casual Japanese restaurants.


It was flavorful  and served piping hot which we really liked.  Nothing to say much about the thin slice of roast pork though I think the Narutomaki and seaweeds was a nice touch.  I think the seaweeds also provided some of that familiar ramen flavor to the broth.


Another good thing about this ramen was the noodles, which had the right amount of bite and springiness.  I am pretty sure that this is not one of the best Ramen's out there but considering the price, this ramen is a pretty good value for money.

You may check out their price list below:


Overall, we both enjoyed our ramen and for the price of 110 pesos for two bowls of piping hot ramen, it was definitely a good deal!

I think this Ramen Cart is a perfect stopover after a night out in the streets of Malate.  It is located along Adriatico St. in front of Erra's Bar & Grill about a hundred meters away from Remedios Circle.



Ramen Cart
Erra's Bar and Grill
1755 Adriatico. st. Malate, Manila


20 comments:

  1. Nice find! And of all the places in malate, huh? Well that's where the foreign market really is :)

    There are really great stuff that can be found in the Malate area. I think the Shawarma Snack Center there is another one :)

    - Ray

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    1. Hi Ray, Yup! Shawarma Snack Center is really good too. T loves their kabab and with lots of garlic sauce :)

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  2. This is a really great find! I like eating ramen, but haven't tried a ramen cart yet. Will definitely look for this when I'm in the area, although I barely find myself in Malate XD

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    1. Hi Sumi, yup their ramen is pretty good and really cheap too :)

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    1. It's the cheapest ramen I've seen to date too :)

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  4. wow! their prices are so affordable!! :) serving looks big too :)

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    1. Hi Berylle, yup they're the most affordable ramen I've seen around the metro :)

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  5. This is interesting! :) I'd love to explore Malate because of your posts. ;)


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    1. Thanks Michy, there's a lot of foodie finds here in Manila too :)

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  6. Cart? As in along the street?

    I did a double take on that one a. Hehehe! Hope it was sanitary. =)

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    1. Hi Tin, lol yup its located in the street but they look pretty clean to me :)

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  7. I didn't know that a street cart like that can pull off really good ramen. I wish I could visit Malate soon so that I could try that. Great find! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Hi Yedy, your welcome! :) I was surprised too that they serve pretty decent ramen from a cart :)

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  8. Wow that's an awesome find! I love Ramen

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    1. Hi Pinay Ramblings, you should try this Ramen Cart the next time you're in Malate area :)

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  9. Nice find thanks for sharing, gotta try this one!

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  10. i saw this but havent had the opportunity to try it yet!

    thanks for the post, at least alam ko na what to get!

    =)

    - iya

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  11. where exactly in malate? near robinsons ermita?

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