The Food Club met up for a little lazy Sunday lunch at Wrong Ramen in Burgos Circle. It replaces Yakitori Kitchen, which I had really enjoyed before and sad to see close down. There’s something of a ramen revolution going on with places popping up left and right boasting of Japanese pedigrees. Wrong Ramen does it the opposite way, locally conceptualized and sourced.
The interiors of this tiny place look much cozier with better planning compared to the pack in in style before. Black and brown serve to exude a zen like feel to the place. The even thoughtfully put up removable dividers for the solitary diners to have a measure of privacy.
We started off with a Chashu Rice Rolls (P140), it looks like the usual Viet or Thai fare except for the shredded roast pork inside. This one is a nice, light and smoky starter that makes sure you get some greens with your meat.
We also shared an order of Bacon Katsu (P260). Panko crusted bacon with cheese in the middle. Don’t expect the bacon to be the crunchy morning fare you and I love, instead it comes across as more of a ham leg type. That initial disappointment aside, it still is a pretty enjoyable dish with the crispy coating and gooey center.
I noticed these cute battery like containers for salt and pepper.
Another dish we shared was the Crispy Pata Ssam (P980). This is basically crispy pata given a Korean twist with Ssamjang (spicy bean paste) sauce and lettuce and other veggies. Eat this like the usual Korean bbq, where mea tis wrapped with veggies and finished of with ssamjang, too watered down though in this case. Irene and I really enjoyed the pata, the meat had lots of flavor there was no need to wrap and sauce away. The only problem we had with this was the eye opening price, P980 for a small crispy pata, really?
Irene ordered F.U. Ramen (P425), a dish that embodies the Wrong Ramen name. It’s ramen with bacon (this time, crispy), black pepper spam, fried egg and cheese. The soup is rich and very oily and loaded with pepper. Although I found it unique, the taste was just too weird for me.
I had initially wanted to try the Tantanmen but sadly it was out of stock that day so I settled for the Wrong Ramen Rich Tonkotsu (P385). I found the broth milky and porky but it was altogether too oily. The chashu was also underwhelming as was the noodles after meals at Ukokkei, Yushoken and Santouka.
I also got a little taste of Jane’s order the Sea Men Ramen (P345). Banish all your dirty thoughts, its just a joking play on words. The soup base is clam based, making it light compared to their other broths. It filled with loads of seafood too. I actually enjoyed this ramen the most.
For dessert, I got to try a bit of the Poop of The Gods (P130). It was really disconcerting after seeing the signage for the toilet bearing the name “Poop Room“. Looks like poop but its actually Belgian chocolates with sea salt and olive oil. Way too choclatey for me but chocoholics would immensely enjoy this.
Wrong Ramen is quirky little place that is good to try if it matches your taste buds. Sadly, it did not agree with mine, I’m more of the right kind of ramen person. I give them props for the design and concept thought, but the prices are way too expensive.
Wrong RamenForbes Town Center, Burgos Circle,
Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Telephone no.: 823-8249