Hooray! This is my first blog post about Ramen and it goes to Uma Uma Ramen, situated at the 2nd floor of Uptown Parade in BGC. You may initially missed it because their place is somehow hidden unlike their Conrad’s branch whose making a noise on its own.
Uma Uma Ramen serves exactly the same dishes from their first branch, what I like about this place is it’s somehow quiet and you don’t have to wait for a long cue just to get your bowl of ramen.
We had Uma Uma Ramen’s delicious bites as starters. Edamame (P80.00) , it tasted like a normal beans with the plus factor that it’s not fattening so you can have as much as you want.
10 pieces of One-Bite Gyoza (P180.00) with savory filling that makes you want it all by yourself. The chili powder on the side was a top-notch!
If cheese is one of your comfort food, Mentaiko Cheeseballs (P300.00) will make you happy. It looked like an ordinary flattened cheese balls, but once you sliced it in half you can see bits of mentaiko in melted cheese.
Mentai Dashi Maki Tamago (P220.00), beautiful layers of egg with a surprise of mentaiko in the center.
Buttered Nori Corn (P120.00), nothing special but can be an additional toppings for your ramen.
Gyoza Chips with Wasabi Mayo (P100.00 ) or with Mentaiko Mayo (P130.00). This was a brilliant bar chow, I never imagined that Gyoza turned into chips was something good as this.
Chicken Karaage (P240.00) the skin has just the right amount of crispiness and flavor. They even said that its crispiness can even last for long hours.
I prefer the Spicy Karaage (P280.00), crispy on the outside yet it’s moist and juicy inside. The right amount of spicy and sweet seasonings makes it more addicting than the regular one.
Now, let’s talk about their Ramen. Every bowl is 100% MSG free that’s what they can guarantee, an advantage among other Ramen’s houses! The broth is not too oily and the noodles don’t easily get soggy.
I won’t doubt that Uma Uma Ramen (P360.00) got the best seller spot. The broth taste lighter but filled with so much flavors. The well-cooked meat, spring onions, black, fungus, miso, and egg adds happiness to this bowl. For me, the broth is similar to a taste of “balut”.
I love garlic so much that’s why I was expecting a stronger garlicky flavor for the Garlic Ramen (P360.00). The noodles and meat itself are too good, I guess it must have been the fried shallots or pieces of burnt garlic that added a little bitter taste to the broth.
Tan Tan Men (P390.00) has a thicker noodles a more of “pancit canton” type ramen but of course a far better version of it. It is served dry with tolerable taste of spiciness.
Another the dry type of ramen is the Mazesoba with Chasiu (P390.00), it has a smoky-tasty flavor especially if you care to mixed well all the ingredients and the sauce from the bottom of the bowl. The bean sprouts and bamboo shoots gives additional crunchiness to every bite.
Aligue Ramen (P490.00) was a little bit heavy tasting for me. It was purely a seafood loaded dish in a bowl, a combination of aligue base, crab cakes, ebi and egg. It may not be my favorite but at least I have tried it or maybe you should try it too!
Uma Uma Ramen is not all about ramen and japanese dishes they also have a bar inside. I saw limited cocktails choices on the menu but you can always ask their baristas for more crafts.
I had Lychee Martini (P220.00) that day, flavor of the lychee fruit with a kick of a vodka is simply amazing.
How about you? Have you tried any of their Ramens before? Which one is your favorite? Please care to comment which one I should try next time. (that would be a great help!wink!;)
Uma Uma Ramen
Second Floor, Uptown Parade, 38th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
11:00 AM-11:00 PM