Ryu Ramen and Curry: A Homegrown Japanese Restaurant

July 11, 2018

Ryu Ramen and Curry offers delicious ramen selections as well as a host of other flavorful rice dishes.

Ryu Ramen and Curry is one of the few restaurants that we keep coming back to if we want to eat delicious food. Aside from the food, it’s just on the ground floor of SM Jazz Residences Condominium where we used to rent a unit.

Yaki Buta from Ryu Ramen and Curry
Yaki Buta

Ryu Ramen and Curry: A Homegrown Japanese Restaurant

    Our experience at Ryu Ramen and Curry

    Ryu Ramen and Curry is a homegrown brand but judging from the taste of their offerings, you would think that it is an authentic Japanese restaurant. 

    It is owned by singer and songwriter Mr. Ogie Alcasid together with several partners. We first had a taste of Ryu’s ramen at the time when we were just starting to get curious about that beloved Japanese noodle dish.

    We thought Kichitora was the best ramen place to go but when we got a sip of Ryu Ramen’s broth, we reckoned right away that it was a strong contender to that title. 

    The food

    Ryu Ramen’s menu is quite extensive, providing diners a hefty option with eight ramen variants and eighteen extra toppings to choose from, eight curry variants, seven donburi dishes, six ala carte offerings, and classic Japanese appetizers.

    Gyoza at Ryu Ramen and Curry

    For appetizers, the gyoza is a good dish to start off your meal. These are plump dumplings filled with vegetables and your choice of pork or chicken and shrimp. We prefer it with pork filing and then pan-fried.

    Our much-loved ramen variants are the Tantanmen and the Shio Ramen. Among the curry dishes, Katsu Curry is hands down our favorite.

    Tantanmen is Ryu’s best-selling ramen dish. It’s a spicy miso-based broth with ground pork, soft-boiled egg, Negi, a dash of garlic oil, two slices of tender chasu pork, and a generous sprinkling of spring onions. 

    This hearty bowl is a mΓ©lange of flavors; it truly satisfies the palate with its explosion of tastes. A bit thick in consistency, the soup is almost like a rich sauce coating the noodles.

    We have also tried the Yaki Buta, a milder version of the Tantanmen and topped with slightly seared pork ribs. The taste and flavor are almost the same as the Tantanmen but the pork ribs with their lightly burnt edges gave the soup a faintly smoky tang.

    Shio ramen at Ryu Ramen and Curry
    Shio Ramen

    Meanwhile, when we are craving a lighter yet still flavorful soup bowl, we would order the Shio Ramen. It’s very basic – salt-based broth, generous vegetable shreds, and two tender slices of chasu pork. It has a mild flavor but it still does its job well of pleasing our palate.

    If we want a filling rice meal, we would always order the Katsu Curry. This dish is composed of thick slices of pork tonkatsu, served with a rich curry sauce and rice on the side. 

    Katsu curry at Ryu Ramen and Curry
    Katsu Curry

    I am not a fan of curry, at least not the Indian or other Southeast Asian variants, but the sauce of Ryu Ramen’s Katsu Curry has a more pleasant flavor. It’s not too aromatic nor is it too spiced with ginger and turmeric. 

    The taste and the aroma are just right, complementing the somehow bland tonkatsu really well and perfect with rice.

    Our verdict

    All in all, it’s always an enjoyable meal each time we come to Ryu Ramen and Curry for a visit. They have spacious interiors with simple decors, a perfect temporary hideout from the sometimes chaotic office life nearby.

    Ryu Ramen and Curry offers great food, competitive pricing, and commendable service; the only formula that restaurants need in order to lure patrons and foodies back.

    Ryu Ramen and Curry is located at Nicanor Garcia Street, Makati City. For inquiries, you may call telephone number (02) 8847 1022. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

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    1. πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ€€πŸ€€πŸ€€ i really want to try this Kind of Ramen, kakaiba at mukhang masarap, sabaw palang winner na, napaka perfect din sa Tag Ulan .. πŸ‘ŒπŸ’―πŸ€²πŸ€€πŸ˜‹ even the other food talagang recommended amg sarap πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ’―

    2. What a yummy soup dish we can enjoy.We can all enjoy eating here .Huge servings as you can see."Bushog " can be the right term here ,so much varieties to choose from.

    3. Sarap talaga nito πŸ₯°πŸ˜‹ Must try this po talaga perfect din talaga ito sa mahihilig kumain ng Ramen πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‹

    4. MUst visit po itong Ryu Ramen and Curry natakam ako sa gyoza nila and dami pa nilang variants ng ramen and nakaka amazed din 18 ang pagpipilian mo ng toppings enough para hindi kacmag sawa sa lasa.

    5. Done reading this blog and must visit talaga itong Ryu Ramen and Curry dahil ang sasarap ng mga foods nila picture palang nakakatakam na sure na mabubusog ka dito and madami kang pagpipilian 😍❤️

    6. Si Mr. Ogie Alcasid pala isa sa owner nitong Ryu Ramen and Curry, that's nice to know. I like to try this place, gusto ko yung gyoza nila. I love that they offer great food and excellent service. Maganda pa yung location and spacious yun place. Highly recommended πŸ’―