EXCITING NEWS: My Hong Kong favorite Butao Ramen is finally in Manila!!!
I don't know why they named it Butao in Hong Kong when it is actually called Nagi in Japan
where the ramen brand originated. Look here. But let's not get so technical over names.
What's important is if they serve the same bowls of noodle soup goodness. And they do.
I, Jinlovestoeat, attest to eat. Oops, I mean it. Hungry na kasi. :P
It is always great to see a Japanese chef manning the kitchen
Especially if he is kinda cute. I like a little facial hair on men.
I also like them BLACK and EXTRA HARD. My ramen, I mean, you sick little thing!!! Lol! :D
Ordering is simple. It's like those multiple choice exams where you encircle the correct answers.
Except here at Ramen Nagi, all your answers are correct. Everything is prepared according to
your preference. If you like it LIMITED and EXTRA SOFT *insert snickers* it is really up to you.
It may take longer to come though, because, you know, you have to keep the noodles in the
pot for a little more while.
MY BLACK KING
(See my Hong Kong Butao Black King post here to compare)
Silky jet black broth with blackened garlic and calamari ink
Pork belly. There is also a pork shoulder option, but why not enjoy a little belly fat?
It is exactly like Hong Kong's, down to the noodles
The egg could be a little wetter
Fashion Pulis was seated at the table across from us. He was raving to everyone about
the Black King. Apparently, we share the same taste in raMEN. Haha! Hi Mike! ;)
The Red King is for those who do not like it black, but want it sizzlin' hot.
The broth is velvety with a blend of garlic, chili oil and cayenne pepper. Exciting stuff!
The Butao King with milky pork bone broth is for those who want it mild and conservative.
Of course, you can always spice things up with the homemade fire sauce.
HEE HEE HEE. A second bowl. I just wanted to check, for your sake,
if they got the fusion thing right. All in the name of this blog.
The Green King with fresh basil, olive oil and parmesan cheese is for the confused people
who cannot decide if they want Japanese or Italian. Some may find it too wild, but I love it.
I am open and adventurous like that. ;) See my post on Hong Kong's Green King here.
A side of nori
What's YOUR type?
Thank you, Winnie and partners, for bringing Butao home! :)
Ramen Nagi: 5th Level. Sky Park, SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.