Ramen Nagi: Trying out the Ramen Kings at SM Mall of Asia

May 7, 2014

It's been awhile since we had ramen so the family decided its finally time to try the famous Ramen Nagi at their recently opened SM Mall of Asia Branch.

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According to my little sister, this branch is way smaller than their pioneer branch at SM Aura.

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 I don't mind the lack of space though.  I felt the humble interiors depicted the typical vibe of an authentic ramen house in Japan.

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There were enticing pictographs on its wooden walls.

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Each table had a set of condiments.

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Leaf Mustard or Takana

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Garlic
There's also a Garlic Crusher ready on the table.

Food
original king butao king
Original King (Butao) (390 php)
The Original King (Butao) is an award-winning tonkatsu pork broth topped with Chashu, and Kikurage.  My sisters who preferred light-tasting ramen chose this as their favorite. 


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Original King (Butao) Omotenashi Sheet

What differentiates Ramen Nagi from other Ramen places is this Omotenashi Sheet that allows you to customize your ramen.

red king akao
Red King (Akao) (410 php)
The Red King (Akao) has a miso-infused ground pork ball and chashu floating in the center of the rich red broth blended with garlic, cayene  pepper and chili oil.  I loved this! 


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Red King (Akao) Omotenashi Sheet

The Red King (Akao) has a default spiciness of 5 so the spicy level you add will be in addition to that.  I advise not to put the level too high because there's a chili oil on the table anyway.  I had my firmness "Extra Hard" but it came out to b softer than my siblings "Normal".


black king kuroo
Black King (Kuroo) (410 php)
The Black King (Kuroo) is blackened by calamari ink.  It also has a minced pork ball, chashu, kikurage and sesame.  I found the broth too flavorful to finish but something good for a first try.

black king kuroo
Black King (Kuroo) Omotenashi Sheet

In choosing the pork, belly is better is you want it tender and chunky.  While, shoulder if you want it soft and thin like ham.


green king midorio
Green King (Midorio) (410 php)
My top pick among the 4 is the Green King (Midorio).  It's a tonkotsu broth mixed with basil and olive oil topped with Chashu, grated parmesan cheese and Kikurage.


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Green King (Midorio) Omotenashi Sheet
For ramens that are already spiced infused like the Red King and this, we opted for Cabbage as the vegetable.  It worked better for us.

Tsinoy Foodies Other Ramen House/Shop Reviews
Akira Restaurant 
Curry Bee Japanese Curry Shop
Hanamaruken Ramen 花丸轩  
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen
Kitchitora 1 | Kitchitora 2
Kokoro Ramenya
Menya Genki Tonkotsu Ramen
Miso-Ten
Mitsuyado Sei-Men
Moshi Koshi 1 | Moshi Koshi 2
Rai-Rai Ken Ramen House
Ramen Bar
Ramen Cool
Ramen Ichiban-Kan

Ramen Sora
Ramen X (Closed)
Ramen Yushoken
Ukkokei Ramen Ron
Wrong Ramen

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Ramen Nagi offers ramen variants unlike any other ramen places.  It's truly a must-try for ramen enthusiasts like me.  I like the customization scheme.  They also have the Limited Kings which varies from month to month that you can try.  The service is superb.  They have more than adequate staff who will assist you in any possible way.  They also serve complimentary cold and hot tea.

However, the Limited Kings and other side dishes are not yet available at the SM Mall of Asia during out visit.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Ramen Nagi Menu
Ambiance Menu
Taste
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Price
=Favorites or Recommended 
Ramen Nagi
Branches SM Mall of Asia
Ground Floor, South Wing, SM Mall of Asia
Pasay City, Metro Manila 
 
SM Aura
5/F SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway cor. 26th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila
Business Hours 10 am-9 pm (Mall hours)
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 400-800
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 501-0000
Other  Facebook Fan Page
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