Ramen Nagi at SM City Baguio. Given Ramen Nagi’s stature, most likely an already familiar byname among Baguio visitors, it is yet a welcome addition to this tourist destination’s gastronomic landscape.
Similar to Ramen Nagi’s creative cooking when it comes to delectable fusion of cuisines from their “Filipino-Japanese Friendship Month #ManilaKings promo”, Ramen Nagi and Baguio City is a complementing blend as well much like having a comforting bowl of hot soup during cold season. Such a (heart)warming combination for Ramen Nagi to have branched out amidst the cool breeze in this Summer Capital. It’s not like there’s already enough ramen houses here, but what Ramen Nagi offers may actually differ from others if only to welcome variations sans overwhelming satiation over oodles of noodles as commercialized as it could be. Perhaps, we could start a #BaguioKings version for this Ramen Nagi-Baguio partnership… why not, right?
While it’s truly more comforting as much as cozy to consume ramen in this mountainside of the country considering its bed-weather, it’s also some means to manifest that local’s-known-for warmth for tourists alike.
Taking into consideration how ramen (though it differs in consistency, flavor, ingredients and the name and origin,) apparently has that almost the same however distinguishable taste by its soup base. Addressing this “different tastebuds’ point of contention”, Ramen Nagi infuses a local flavor touch to it as it blends the delectable treat of other recipes with this oriental dish. Similar to ramen’s regional variations, Ramen Nagi’s variety is of intermingling welcome, whether that of being welcomed home or graciously accepted in a new place, Ramen Nagi’s ramen is a must-try for anyone craving for such accommodating impression.
How could it not be a “favorable” mixture, customers indeed can customize their ramen choice or they can opt for the chef’s recommendation.
And wanting of these “favorite ramen”, we got ourselves these:
“A” ordered the Butao King.
It’ll be up to you if you want it as normal as you’d prefer, other than customizing it from the soup base’s richness to the firmness of your noodles (from extra hard to extra soft) among other elements, you could as well choose the spiciness level from none to really spicy. As an aside, their “Omotenashi Sheet” is your way to some “Japanese hospitality (sheet)”… Oh, that didn’t sound right but then “you’d feel and taste better” and that’s what that sheet is all about – your choice…
Whereas for my “OA (Overcast Adventuresome) subconscious”, I’d go for what’s rather unusual. And so my intrepid “kingship” chose the Black King.
“Once you go black, you won’t go back” as that saying goes, if only to validate that veracity on the Black King, then I’ve confirmed it to be true. The “squid ink” released by such animal is naturally used to elude predators. For this Black King ramen though, it didn’t escape my cravings for it. Before the fillings and toppings could even be completely covered, I’ve swooped it all; only to work its way into my subliminal being registering as my favorite ramen.
Ok then! I guess that’s the effect of consuming as well as getting “consumed by blackness”; which I had with Sapporo Premium Beer. Don’t blame it on the beer, I just had one. One very light and good tasting beer. The oldest Japanese beer brand by the way. And if that’s even one manifestation of Ramen Nagi’s “fare share” of quality commodities…
At any rate, try it for yourself. It’ll all be worth it. Their serving bowls are actually big enough for 2 at least. Even their side dishes are to crave for.
A welcome treat indeed! It has branched out its way to earn that “edibility err eligibility” for consumption in this “City of Pine dining” (yup, “pine dining” – where cowboys and cowgirls eat)… Whereas for that #BaguioKings thing, I wonder how a “Ginisang Sayote sa Sardinas Ramen” would taste like, hmmmm? “Ket wen ah, RAMENan tayo nu ad-da”