I still remember the first time I visited Ramen Bar two years ago. I was clearly raving about how delicious the food was. Since then, Ramen Bar became a place I go to for ramen. In fact, now that I work near a branch of Ramen Bar, I find myself eating their food at least once a week. There was one thing I noticed, Ramen Bar has a seasonal menu!
For the past 3 visits, I opted for my favorite yakiniku beef. Last Wednesday, I was at Ramen Bar located at Venice Piazza and I decided to try out their seasonal menu. I thought, if I loved their normal offerings, for sure the new menu would be just as good. I think the seasonal menu will run for a few months more, but after having tasted the food, I wish they can just put the dishes as part of their permanent menu.
As usual, the beautiful ambiance and design of the restaurant made it enjoyable to dine in. The wooden interiors, the bright lighting, the color scheme and the impeccable service — so relaxing
The service was still top-notch! After more than two years of service, the servers were still friendly, accommodating and helpful. Orders come at a decent time as well.. When you’re hungry, you sure will get your food within minutes!
Ramen Bar started offering the Seasonal Menu last November 10, 2012. I’m not sure until when the items will be available but I hope they consider making them permanent.
- Cheese Gyoza (Php 180)
Gyoza is Japan’s version of dumplings. It’s filled with minced pork and leeks, fried to perfection. The unique thing here is that Ramen Bar infused cheese into the mixture.
With every bite, you can taste the wonderful mixture of flavors from the mixture. The cheese just gave the dish an oomph! Each order comes with a dip.
- Kakuni King Ramen (Php 380)
Those pork belly (kakuni) that you see in the photo? They are amazingly delicious, amazingly tender and amazingly tasty – net, they are AMAZING… zing .. zing! I’m not a cook but I could tell that the meat was prepared with much attention (probably pressured cooked). It’s funny to realise that we actually finished the dish faster than the time that Ramen Bar cooked the dish.
- Bikkuri Ramen (Php 380)
The bikkuri ramen is my favorite among the three new ramen creations from Ramen Bar. It’s miso soup mixed with chili and minced pork. The taste actually reminded me of a Chinese tofu congee. You know the small tofu chili bottle sold in chinese groceries? It tasted like that but of course, Ramen Bar prepared this fresh off the kitchen!
The noodles were smooth, chewy & firm perfectly complementing the broth and main ingredient.
You know what I sometimes dislike whenever I blog? The sudden urge to eat the food that I’m describing here! ughh… this is exactly what I’m feeling right now especially remembering the yumminess of this ramen … wahhh!
- Shoyu 2.0 Ramen (Php 280)
For Shoyu ramen fans, Ramen Bar has made an improved version of it! The Shoyu 2.0 features a lighter broth with a mixture of pork and chicken stock boiled for 20 hours. Even the egg was marinated for 48 hours! The restaurant makes sure that we get to have the yummiest ramen by focusing on the way they cook their dish. Like I’ve always said, this is something we, customers, truly appreciate.
The serving is quite big and I believe this can be shared between two people. However, if you’re truly hungry and you have a big appetite then a single order is good enough for one! When you get to taste authentic ramen like the Shoyu ramen, who would even want to eat any more noodles of the instant kind?
- Curry Chahan (Php 180)
When I saw the curry chahan and tasted it, I was thinking that I already had the same dish somewhere. Apparently, it was from Yakitori Kitchen! Too bad Yakitori Kitchen is now closed but at least, they brought one of the best seller dishes to Ramen Bar. This fried rice was cooked with meat, curry powder, garlic chips and leeks as garnish.
So there… two ladies eating all those in one sitting! Talk about stuffing our stomach for a strong work day ahead, hahaha! It was my friend Gly’s first time in Ramen Bar so I’m glad that she liked the food! I expect her to go back since her office is nearby. I have a feeling I’ll be there again first wednesday of next year. I just cannot get enough of good ramen!
And oh, Ramen Bar has three promos running exclusively at their Venice Piazza branch! You might wanna check them out!
- Twitter Tuesday - Tweet “I’m having the best ramen in Manila here at Ramen Bar Piazza!” and get a 10% off your food purchase.
- #AwesomeNewRamen - Try out any of the 3 ramen dishes in the seasonal menu, take a photo, describe your dish and post it on your Instagram account with hashtags #AwesomeNewRamen, #RamenBar and #RBcontest. Get a chance to win prizes from the weekly draw.
- facebook Saturday - Update your status to “Ramen Bar is my choice when it comes to ramen and I’m here right now eating!” and get a free Tempura ice cream for dessert.
G/F The Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, Philippines
Other branches: Eastwood, Robinson’s Magnolia