(SPOT.ph) We're sure you've already got your favorite ramen from Ramen Nagi by now—maybe it's the basic-but-always satisfying Butao King, the bold and garlicky Black King, the fiery ol' Red King, or the herby-cheesy Green King. Yup, there's something for everyone from their short-but-sweet regular lineup, but it's always worth looking forward to their Limited Kings—a.k.a. their special ramen flavors that are added to their menu once in a while, and (as the name implies) are available only for a limited time! Well, that time has come, Spotters. They've got new and returning Limited Kings right now that are definitely not to be missed, and one of them features succulent slices of duck breast.
Run, don't walk, and catch these limited-edition variants from Ramen Nagi while you can:
Ramen Nagi's Soy Duck King (P620) is a real hearty number that goes for an umami-rich, poultry-forward profile. It features slices of duck breast that's pan-seared just until the skin side develops a golden-brown hue and a subtle char, while retaining a juicy pink interior that makes for tender, buttery bites. Bok choy and leeks add an earthy crunch and zestiness for balance, while the flavors of soy sauce and Nagi's special spice breathe feistiness into this ramen's rich, soothing chicken soup base. The resulting ramen brings to mind the roast-duck noodle soups you can often find at Chinese restaurants—but with the decadence turned up several notches. Add to that their thin and al-dente ramen noodles, and you get a real star bowl you're more than welcome to slurp and finish every last drop of. We're hooked.
And if you remember Ramen Nagi's Oyster King (P620) that was first introduced in 2017, you'll be happy to know that it's back on the menu for a limited time! Here, it's all about pan-seared fresh oysters that are slightly smoky in flavor yet plump and succulent within. (Oysters, ICYDK, are thought to be an aphrodisiac—and it's Valentine's season, just saying.) A ball of minced pork and oysters adds meatiness to this comfort-inducing bowl, along with slices of chashu, kikurage, leeks, and Ramen Nagi's fire sauce in an oyster-infused tonkotsu broth.
We can hear you drooling over there—and you'll want to get your fix stat as these bowls are only available this month of February! You can head to your nearest Ramen Nagi outpost to have them for dine-in, which lets you savor them as close to how they're intended to be eaten, piping-hot broth perfectly crafted bowl and all.
If you'd rather not head out (totally understandable given these crazy times, Spotters!), you'll be happy to know you can also order either for delivery. Ramen Nagi makes ready-to-eat versions (P660) that have the hot soup served separately from the noodles and toppings (which helps keep the noodles from getting soggy!); simply pour over the soup once you're ready to eat, and dig in. Simply visit their website, or search for Ramen Nagi on GrabFood, Foodpanda, or Pickaroo; note that prices may vary on the apps.
Ramen Nagi is a Japanese ramen chain founded by Chef Ikuta Satoshi in 2004. They arrived in the Philippines in 2013, bringing with them their four signature ramen variants—but also coming up with Limited Kings every now and then. Some of their other ingenious creations from previous years are the Wild Cheese Curry King and Binagoongan King. In 2020, they also started selling frozen, ready-to-heat ramen kits that let you bring the Ramen Nagi experience to your own dining table at home.
See a list of Ramen Nagi branches. For delivery orders, visit Ramen Nagi's website or find Ramen Nagi on GrabFood, Foodpanda, or Pickaroo. For more information, check out Ramen Nagi Manila's Facebook page.
this strange new world.