From Japan to Philippines: Ramen Kagetsu Arashi opens first outlet in Makati
One of the largest ramen chains in Japan has now opened its first restaurant in the country, adding to Manila's still-strong ramen craze which is already boasting of a solid lineup of ramen stores both homegrown and imported.
Ramen Kagetsu Arashi is one of the largest and most popular noodle shop chains in Japan, with its first restaurant opening in Tokyo in 1992. It has then expanded worldwide, with more than 290 outlets, including stores in Singapore, Taiwan, and now, the Philippines.
Currently, the menu at Ramen Kagetsu Arashi Philippines lists 6 different ramen to choose from; menu will soon change frequently, adding more seasonal or limited-time ramen varieties. The signature dish and best-seller is the Arashi Genkotsu Ramen (P295, P199 for Jr. Ramen bowl). This top favorite features a signature Garlic Tonkotsu soup broth that has been simmered for hours. For garlic lovers, add extra punch to your bowl by putting cloves of fresh crushed garlic.
Also available is the Arashi Genkotsu Ramen Sio (P295, P199 for Jr. Ramen bowl) infused with sea salt and Arashi Genkotsu Ramen Miso (P295, P199 for Jr. Ramen bowl) flavored with miso paste. The Arashi Genkotsu Barikara Ramen (P345) lets you choose your broth (shoyu, miso, or sio), which is a spicy soup using chili peppers from Japan. Like the spicy ramen, the Arashi Genkotsu Char Siew Ramen (P365) also lets you select the broth flavor, and it comes with 5 pieces of char siew (barbecued pork). A spicy version of the char siew ramen is also available -- Arashi Genkotsu Barikara Char Siew Ramen (P365). Several side dishes also available like gyoza, tonkatsu, salad, and korokke, as well as toppings as add-ons for your bowls of ramen.
Ramen Kagetsu Arashi's first outlet in the Philippines is located at the 2nd Floor of Paseo Center, Paseo de Roxas, Salcedo Village, Makati. Open daily from 8am to 10pm. Like Ramen Kagetsu Arashi Philippines in Facebook (/KagetsuPH), and follow on Instagram (@KagetsuPH).