Ukokkei Ramen Ron – Still One of the BEST Ramen Joints in the Metro

Ukokkei Ramen Ron still serves some of the best bowls of ramen in the metro. Now before I get a lot of bashing on how I regarded the place to be one of the ‘best’. It’s really a personal preference, for me it’s the love of that rich and milky pork bone / tonkotsu broth, or that earthy and nutty flavor you get from the miso. So in this regard, I think most of you would agree with me, Ukokkei really excels in making that excellent miso soup base.

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Special Chashu Ramen (P440)
Special Chashu Ramen (P440)

Special Chashu Ramen – An awesome treat to meat lovers, they used significantly thicker slices of pork for this. The whole thing is submerged in this really flavorful broth, took a whiff and got faint notes of that familiar aroma. A soup that’s simple; rich and earthy that goes perfectly with those succulent pieces of pork unapologetically fatty that’s become evident in the broth, not that I’m complaining.

Took a whiff first, lovely aroma making me even more excited to slurp and gorge on that lovely bowl. Then I tried the noodles next, fine and offers little to no resistance, bite-y and nice. Then I hit it with the soup, flavorful and comforting, and then I hit it with the chashu bits, oh that combination of flavorful broth and succulent meat slices that makes so much sense. And then finally I eat it with this…

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AJITAMAGO — My favorite part when eating ramen, no ramen craving fix is complete without me stuffing on these lovely soft-boiled eggs that has been marinated for hours, traces of soy flavor makes for a savory base and then you hit the yolk! OH that glorious rich yolk bleeding out its creamy goodness, perfect with the flavorful broth, it gives me utter bliss every single time.

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Tan Tan Men (P390)
Tan Tan Men (P390)

Ukokkei Ramen Ron is famous for their Tan Tan Men, only available from 6:00p.m. onwards, I’m also a fan of its nutty soup base that packs a punch with that nice hint of spice. I find the grounded pork bits a bit underwhelming though, don’t get me wrong it’s not about the flavor, I just wished there’s more pork bits in it. The spicy soup base goes well with the meat, haunting, leaving me wanting for more after every slurp. And then of course there’s the ajitamago, for both our ramen bowls we got extra order of these soft-boiled eggs, two of each just goes to show you how crazy we are for the eggs and all its creamy, melt-in-your-mouth goodness.

We had a great time at Ukokkei Ramen Ron, the place still serves some of the best bowls of ramen, I’d go here for the miso-based stuff, I think they do it really well. And with that day’s erratic weather, the hot, comforting bowl was the perfect fix for my cravings. The place is famous of being the ‘ramen nazi’ joint, but I think it mellowed down over time, I mean now you can order ramen for take out and during our visit I used my speedlight a number of times and we had no problem. I’m definitely going back for that tan tan men and those awesome soft-boiled eggs.

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Ukokkei Ramen Ron

Tesoro Bldg., 822 A. Arnaiz Ave.
San Lorenzo, Makati
(02) 856-4588

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