Summertime means ramen restaurants in Japan bring out their tsukumen offerings. Ramen Nagi brings out a duo of tsukumen options for the hot and muggy season. These 2 ramen options will be available for a limited time stating May 1, 2016.
Tsukumen (P360). A simple tsukumen, served cold with a dollop of spicy sauce on top. This is served with a bonito/tonkotsu dipping broth with chopped charsui. Make sure to mix the spicy sauce into the noodles, it adds a spicy and nutty kick that matches well with the nuanced broth. These might be my favorite Ramen Nagi noodles because they are thicker and chewier.
Tonkatsu-men (P470). This tsukumen variant uses the same noodles and spicy sauce as the tsukumen above but tops it with a piece of tonkatsu. The dipping sauce is also different, using a tomato based one instead of the bonito.
The dipping sauce is lighter, sweeter and tastes a bit on the Italian side, something you can expect at Ramen Nagi with their non traditional ramen variants. The tonkatsu though was not the best but not unexpected as they specialize in ramen not tonkatsu. It’s still pretty good for people looking to add some meat to their ramen.
Ramen NagiBranches: SM Aura, SM MOA, SM North EDSA, Robinson’s Magnolia, Robinson’s Ermita,
Greenbelt, UP Town Center, Podium