RamenX in Alabang Town Center
Road-tripping in the southern outskirts of Metro Manila, we reached Tagaytay City for a cup of coffee. After a couple of hours chilling in foggy Tagaytay, we started scouring the south for a good ramen place because someone had massive cravings about it. RamenX was mentioned. At first I thought, is it a porn show. But what the heck, so we decided to try it out. The nearest RamenX to us during that time was the one in Alabang Town Center (2 other branches are in Centris and Trinoma Mall).
RamenX has affordable ramen with good soup base and large portions but the noodles served to us during that time were quite thick. It seems like the noodles were overcooked a little as they tend to be a little pasty too. I am not sure if that is the case for other branches or that was just an unfortunate bad batch. Still, I’d be willing to try RamenX again in the future just to check the quality of the noodles and the consistency of the ramen taste.
RamenX only has a small menu – with 11 ramen options,6 rice bowls, and 4 Wafu dogs. Several add-ons can be added in the mix if you think the ramen is not enough.
Among the add-ons, we tried the Karage (PhP 49). This had 3 small slices of boneless fried chicken served with a chili dipping. For me, this was just average in taste but I like the crunch of the karage. The serving is small so I guess I should get 2 servings next time.
Tried 3 different ramen – Oishi Ramen (PhP 129), Yoshi’s Ramen (PhP 159), and X Ramen (PhP 159).
The oishi ramen is RamenX’s special blend soy and miso based roast pork noodle with corn. It is topped while a chili-like paste that adds a zing on the ramen. But it’s not that spicy so if you are not into spicy food, I think you can still handle this.
The Yoshi’s ramen is also miso based. I like the soy pork toppings that come with it and the soy-infused boiled egg that has a little sweet taste when you take a bite off it. The only thing that is quite the low side of this ramen is that it was topped with lots of toasted garlic. And as all foodies know, garlic is good but if it is too much then it can destroy the flavor.
The X Ramen is somewhat like a brother of Yoshi’s ramen but it does not have large slices of soy pork, which was really good on the Yoshi’s.
To refresh us, we tried their sodas (which I think didn’t really match if you were eating ramen but we love to live life at the edge. lol.). Had Green Apple Float, Green Apple Soda, and Peach Soda.
Here are Lester and Basti having some QT at RamenX in Alabang Town Center. Man! The designated driver was also the designated picture taker. Hehe.
Will I try RamenX again? Yeah, for sure. If the noodles get improved, I might even have ramen from this place more often. I know they can tweak stuff like this but that’s just me. I just my noodles a little thinner.
Alabang Town Center
Alabang, Muntinlupa, Philippines
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