Ukokkei Ramen Ron in San Lorenzo, Makati

I once shared in this blog that I was not fond of ramen because I used to find them all the same. However, that was until I got to try the Green King of Ramen Nagi. Yeah, it was totally an eye-opening experience, totally wiping out all my negative preconception on ramen. From then on, I started craving for ramen once in a while.

Read more about my first Nagi experience here: Ramen Nagi Manila - The Top Choice for a Not-So-Ordinary Ramen

Exploring the Ramen Scene
I know I may be a late bloomer, but I decided to go on a personal quest of finding other great ramen places. Supposedly, my first journey would be in Mendokoro, but I learned that we need to queue up really early to ensure that we will be served. Not wanting to waste time (since we still need to finish something up that night), we decided to just drop by another popular ramen place -- Ukokkei Ramen Ron.

Unfortunately, the place failed, though not miserably, to meet my expectations, and I'm about to share with you the reason behind it.

Chicken Karage || P180
Ukokkei Ramen Ron's Chicken Karage
Ukokkei Ramen Ron's Chicken Karage
The night started out fine with this Chicken Karage we ordered for the appetizer. It was nice and crunchy which went well with the Japanese mayo.

Ukokkei Shoyu || P300 
Silky-fowl-soy sauce ramen
The instant noodle like ramen of Ukokkei!
The instant noodle like ramen of Ukokkei!
Pardon me with my statement, but I felt really tricked with the Ukokkei Shoyu. It seemed like I've eaten a slightly better instant noodles placed in a fancy bowl, served with a salty and not-so-tender meat and visually enhanced by some spring onions.

Ukokkei Miso || P300
Silky fowl-miso ramen
Miso Ramen of Ukokkei Ramen Ron in Makati
Miso Ramen of Ukokkei Ramen Ron in Makati
This Ukokkei Miso was way nicer than the Shoyu as it had more character in terms of its taste. Also, Rather than being salty, it banked more on the overall tastiness.

Spicy Tantanmen || P400 
Miso based specialty ramen. Available only during dinner.
Tantanmen Ramen of Ukokkei Ramen Ron
The duke and savior of the night - Tantanmen Ramen!
The Tantanmen had this deeply involving richness in its soup with flavors dancing and lingering in the mouth as you take more sips. It also had this moderate kick that added more excitement to the dish! The only element pulling this ramen down was the unimpressive noodles (just like in other variants).

Ukokkei Miso Butter Corn || P360 
Silky fowl - miso ramen with butter and corn
Ukokkei Ramen Ron's Miso Butter Corn
Ukokkei Ramen Ron's Miso Butter Corn! 
Breaking the building momentum was this Miso Butter Corn ramen as it didn't have something to look forward too. In fact, I had the same feeling and observation with this ramen and the Ukokkei Shoyu.

Ukokkei Ramen Ron - Overall Ratings and Summary

Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings apply solely to this dining experience.
Place ★★★☆
Taste  ★★☆ 
Value for Money ★★★☆
Budget: At least P315 for a bowl of ramen

Ukokkei Ramen Ron is a generally decent and nice place to enjoy some ramen (not to mention, relatively affordable too). It's just that the bar was set extremely high by Ramen Nagi, and since I couldn't disregard this fact even if I tried, Ukokkei Ramen Ron dulled out in comparison. Despite this, due credit shall be given to the Tantanmen Miso Ramen because it's defintiely the savior of the night!

Now, I may be wrong with my observation, so I'd like to hear your ramen experience here in Ukokkei.

Check out my other blog posts on ramen places:

How about you - do you recommend this place?

Ukokkei Ramen Ron
Location: Ground Floor, Paseo Tesoro Building, 822 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati

Contact No.: (02) 8564588 [retrieved from Zomato]
Service Charge: 5% of the price

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  1. Whenever in Ukokkei - you ONLY order the Tantan Mien and the Curry Tantan Mien. Ramen shops in Japan are not all okay rin naman. Hit and miss din siya. Basta for me, Ichiran Ramen parin the best outside of the country.

  2. Hello Didi! It's been a while! Thanks for dropping by. Yeah, I've heard that they are really popular with that dish, but I didn't know that the other dishes pale out in comparison. Haha!


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