Wrong Ramen prides itself on being unconventional in the way they approach the creation of ramen. I’ve tried them once before but never found a bowl I like but I’m always open to give something new a try. Wrong Ramen has collaborated with Hanamaruken (both under the same Tasteless restaurant group) to created something out of this world and unique.
Before having the Arakawa Abura Soba, we had a couple of appetizers starting with the Red Cow Tamagoyaki (P255). This was not on the menu when I visited before. Warm egg roll (tamagoyaki) with corned beef and shiitake mushrooms. The corned beef was well dispersed throughout the egg roll and added a punchy flavor to contrast with the sweetish sauce. This had all the elements I like in a dish so it was not a surprise that I really enjoyed it.
Bacon and Cheese Katsu (P265). A plethora of different textures as the initial crunch from the panko crust yields to the gooey cheese and meaty thick cut bacon. It’s hard not to enjoy this dish if you love fried foods and bacon.
On to the main reason for my visit, the limited time Arakawa Abura Soba (P295). It is pan fried ramen noodles topped with Hanamaruken‘s pulled pork ribs, negi (spring onion), nori (seaweed) strips, menma (bamboo shoots), half a runny egg and crowned with crushed R. Lapid’s chicharon (pork rind). The Arakawa Abura Soba is served with a bowl of light Shio tonkotsu soup base and a plate of sweet roasted eggplant.
I’ve eaten this a total of 3 times already and I’ve got my own way of eating it, I just basically mix everything together. The noodles are fried in pork fat, coating it in lots of flavor while the flavorful puller pork ribs from Hanamaruken injects a sweet and salty note, finally the chicharon adds lots of textural crunch. I may not like their soupy ramen but I definitely loved this pan fried ramen.
The chicharon lacks a bit of flavor and only contributes by way of texture since they opted not to toss it in the R. Lapid’s chili salt. I initially had problems with the menma which I found so salty but a quick comment to the kitchen and they’ve happily corrected it on my subsequent visit.
They only serve 30 bowls of the Arakawa Abura Soba per day at Wrong Ramen BGC so you better have your lucky charms with you. This was supposed to be a limited time product that would have ended last August 15, 2014 but due to insistent public demand an extra month was added.
Irene initially did not want the Arakawa Abura Soba so she got a bowl of the Tonkotsu Rich Ramen (P395). She then sneaked in a try of the Abura soba and promptly asked if we can change. I relented and I can say that I’m not really a fan of their soupy ramen.
They also served us the Crispy Pata Ssam (P795). This is Korean and Filipino mashup with the crispy pata served with Ssamjang (spicy bean paste) and plates of veggie condiments and lettuce wrap. Eat it like you eat meat at a Korean restaurant enjoy the 5 hour slow cooked pork trotter. It’s really weird seeing this on a ramen restaurant menu but it really is good plus they’ve chopped down the price from P980.
I really hope they add the Arakawa Abura Soba to the menu permanently because that is the only thing I eat at Wrong Ramen. They’ve outdone themselves with this little creation of theirs.
Go and give it a try since they’ve so far extended availability until September 15, 2014. Be sure to tell us your experience.
Wrong RamenForbes Town Center, Burgos Circle,
Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Telephone no.: 823-8249
Facebook Page: Wrong Ramen
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