We tried out this ramen place along Pasay road for lunch on a rainy Sunday. The cool weather made it even more of a pleasure to eat a bowl of hot noodles. We have been searching for a ramen place in the Metro, and I think we’ve found one. It tasted so go to us that we were back after 3 days for dinner.
The place is tastefully decorated dominated on the right side by an open kitchen where you can see the chefs led by a Japanese furiously preparing bowls and bowls of piping hot ramen.
We found this quirky yet fitting giant bowl of ramen decor on our second visit. My wife and daughter got a good laugh about it since they did not notice it at first.
On to the ramen, they serve three kinds of ramen broth; Shio(salt), Shoyu(soy) and Miso(soy). My daughter ordered her favorite, Shoyu Ramen, ramen with a couple of slices of chashu (roast pork). The only thing i tasted here was the bamboo shoots, the rest of the bowl was polished off by Lauren.
I ordered Miso Butter Corn Ramen, miso-based ramen with corn kernels and a slice of butter on top.The noodles were perfectly done, very chewy to every bite. The broth tasted nothing like miso soup, it was flavorful soup with a hint of miso. The butter added on to the broth brought a wonderful creaminess to the broth. I liked the presence of the bean sprouts as they added a different texture of crunch to contrast with the chewiness of the ramen.
Irene ordered Miso Chashu Ramen, basically the same as mine but no corn nor butter but had more slices of chashu.
We also decided to try a plate of Gyoza, pork pot stickers. I’m not a big fan of these but I loved Ukokkei’s version. Although the pieces were small they were packed with meat and the dough covering was thin.
We were also served cold Japanese green tea, it was very refreshing. Be warned this is free during lunch but they charge you for this during dinner.
This place will now be our de facto ramen place anytime we have a craving.
Ukokkei Ramen Ron
Tesoro Bldg., 822 A. Arnaiz Ave., (for. Pasay Road)
San Lorenzo Village, Makati City
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Between Bites says
It feels like you’ve been blogging forever my friend! Your posts entice me each time.
I want to eat here! Been wanting to since 2 years ago… Last time we passed along Pasay Road, I told Bubba, he didnt want… BOO!!! BUbba!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
Will try to order what you ordered! I like contrast of textures and I like bean sprouts…
Thanks for all the kind words. Yes Boo Bubba, just give him the look.
I so love bean sprouts.
My Family had a really bad experience with okukkei ramen restaurant at Pasong Tamo, Makati ! Very, very, very, rude owner/cook/manager! Our family’s one and only “Highly NOT Recommended” place to eat specially with kids. Sobrang Bastos na Japanese . . .
try 168 ramen in cebu.. it is alot better than ukkokei ramen. it is located in crossroads mall, it is operated by the same group who owns yakiniku tajimaya in mall of asia and one rockwell.
The owner/cook also made a fuss about a friend of mine taking pics on a return trip.
good ramen but expensive
Good food comes at a price.
will try this out tonight!
Ray for En Route says
I did hear some bad stuff about the owner of the place not wanting people to take pics. It seems like a delicate issue given we are in his place but it is still a free country anyway. Unless it’s something they also dislike in Japan, which of course defeats his argument since he is in Manila :P
He has been called the Ramen Nazi by a friend :)) But I did hear the ramen is superb.
Maybe if there are like 5-10 people taking pics he won’t be able to budge