Ramen Kuroda: Savory Ramen on a shoestring budget
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Who doesn’t love ramen? Sometimes, a bowl of warm, flavorful ramen can chase your blues away. However, it may sometimes be troublesome to your wallet as some ramen places in the Metro tends to be pricey. But, fret not! There are still ramen places in Manila where you can get your usual ramen fix at a shoestring budget. One of those places is Ramen Kuroda.
According to Ramen Kuroda’s website, they have started their business here in 2015 with the aim of “Making Real Ramen part of your every day!” — which explains the affordable cost that they have on their menu. They have 3 main ramen dishes to offer namely Kuro Ramen, Shiro Ramen, and Aka Ramen and the price starts at Php 180.00. Aside from ramen, they also have rice dishes, side dishes and bento set to choose from.
Whenever I feel like eating ramen, one of my go-to places would be Ramen Kuroda. I have been to 3 of their branches but the branch I frequented the most is the Cyber & Fashion Mall Eastwood branch. Their best seller ramen would be the Kuro Ramen, a rich, smoky Tonkotsu broth with roasted garlic flavor. However, my personal favorites are Shiro Ramen and Aka Ramen. Shiro Ramen is their basic Tonkotsu ramen while Aka Ramen is Tonkotsu with a spicy taste.
The taste of their ramen didn’t disappoint me because the broth was savory, the noodles were fresh and cooked just right, the pork was tender and was cooked to perfection. When it comes to the price, I could say that it is definitely sulit as you get to eat a hot bowl of savory ramen in less than 200 bucks. As for the restaurant’s space, I can say that some of their branches are quite small and are always fully packed which sometimes cannot accommodate other guests that are coming in. The store’s design, moreover, is quite simple and not as extravagant as other ramen places in the Metro but this shouldn’t really affect your dining experience unless you are a type of person who is very particular on the store’s interior design. Meanwhile, their restaurant staffs are okay and are accommodating.
Overall, I would recommend this place for those people who love to eat ramen but is also on a budget. The taste is almost at par with more popular ramen brands in Manila but with an affordable price of Php 180.00.
Ramen Kuroda Branches:
SM Marikina, Eton Centris, Double Dragon Meridian Park, SM Fairview, TV5 Sheridan St., SM Manila, Cyber & Fashion Mall Eastwood, Mezza Residences Sta. Mesa, Venice Grand Canal Mall, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Aseana II, RCBC Plaza Makati, BF Homes