Food & Dining

Ramen Nagi

It’s not often that my octogenarian mom joins us in our field trips. She’s still very active mind you, you’d be amazed that she can out-walk me any time. But my mom is a homebody & prefers the solitude of her comfort zone with the telly as her companion. Either that, or she’s afraid to go out with us because her wallet gets abused every single time & so she makes up an excuse whenever we ask her out! ;))

Two mondays ago, she asked me to visit her in her office because we were meeting somebody supposedly at 10 in the morning. 12 noon came & went, still no sign or even a ghost of a shadow of the expected visitor.

She must have felt bad when she heard my tummy grumbling because when I told her I was finally leaving to take my 2 girls for a ramen lunch, she signified an interest in coming along & announced that she will treat us out. I quickly whisked her away before she changed her mind. ;P

The girls, who didn’t have school for 2 whole days (YAY!), wanted to try RAMEN NAGI, and I felt that by this time, the hoopla has probably died down a bit & it was finally okay for us to go without having to wait an hour or more to be seated. Besides, it was a monday (like who eats out on a monday right???), and I had a senior citizen with me. Surely they wouldn’t let her wait. Yes, I’m so evil I was willing to use my own mom as guarantee, lels.

So, with my mom’s driver for the day (another YAY!), we went to SM Aura..

Ramen Nagi

5/F SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway

McKinley Hill, Taguig

I was wrong. The hoopla hasn’t died down. Ramen Nagi was still VERY VERY full! @_@
But we were lucky that 4 spots opened up so they let us in quickly.

There were only 4 ramen choices. And nothing else. But people still flocked Ramen Nagi like there was no tomorrow.

The scene at 12:30 PM. Hungry crowd.
Shared the long table with these ladies who looked none too happy to have to share a table with us..
Tabi-tabi, pasensya na po! :P
Ramen Nagi exercises a table-sharing policy.

We got right down to business & ordered our ramen. We asked for all 4 variety so I can violate my tablemates’ bowls & try each one. ;))

I was amazed that the service was pretty quick & the servers were very attentive.

Condiments for your ramen..

bean sprouts and


which you crush..

and turn into this! ;)

Thank you, kind tablemates, for letting me try your ramen.. repeatedly! ;P

In my excitement, I forgot to take a photo of the runny yolk. Just take my word for it. This tamago (50 php)  was runny. :)
Incidentally, a can of soda costs 70 php each.

This photo belongs to Ramen Nagi.

Ate & I were discussing in the car on the way to Aura who gets which Ramen. We both wanted the Red King. A game of rock, paper, scissors proclaimed her the winner worthy of a Red King. Boo! :(


So I settled for a Black King: #3 spicy, light broth, hard noodles (410 php). And can I just say? IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT! <3

But just to be sure, I stole some slurps from each of their bowls..

Red King: : #3 spicy, light broth, hard noodles (410 php) with a blend of garlic, chili oil and cayenne pepper. 2nd favorite.

Ate was crying.. of spiciness happiness! :P

Butao: #0 spicy, light broth, hard noodles (390 php) with milky pork bone broth. Last on my list.

Love in every slurp!

Green King: #0 spicy, light broth, hard noodles (410 php) with fresh basil, olive oil and parmesan cheese. 3rd favorite.


And then I saw the japanese chef.
Suddenly I missed my japanese-looking boys very much.
So I asked him for a photo op.
Para kunwari my boys are also there. Kahit wala! :P

I wanted to bring them home some Ramen goodness. Na-guilty bigla si mommy.
But the sign says NO TAKE OUT. Boo hoo hoo! Sorry.

On our way out, there was still a long line. My gulay!
But now I know why.
I’d endure standing in line for an hour just to get my hands on another Black King.
Except for the table-sharing part. I am now officially a RAMEN NAGI fan. FML.

Up next.. how we did damage to my mom’s credit card, teehee! I bet she won’t be going out with us again anytime soon. :P

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  • Reply Jeng del Rosario

    Nyhahahahaha!!!!! Love in every slurp…!!!… I so will never forget my visits here.. thankfully every time .. no waiting involved… laging maswerte!.. :D :D :D pero mama bear super haba pa din ng pila even until now hehehehe :D :D D: pero totally worth it.. :D :D :D

    February 16, 2014 at 9:18 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      ayaw ko lang nang may ka-share na table baby bear hindi ako maka-kwento ng todo-todo hahaha! :P

      February 16, 2014 at 6:09 pm
  • Reply ewok1993

    looks really good. my mom always treats me to lunch on saturdays, but she only wants to eat at her fave chinese restaurant and i’m getting really tired of eating there.

    February 16, 2014 at 10:34 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      the oldies are set in their ways na Maria, haha ayaw ng bago. :))

      February 16, 2014 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply MED (@Dandasha_8D)

    Your mom looks so regal, hope to know more about her through your blog. I think we all can learn a thing or two from her… especially how to get richer and richer and richer, hahahaha! Does she read your blog, too?!?! Maybe she can be a guest blogger and she’ll make kuwento about you and your kalokohans noong bata ka pa! Hahahaha!!! BTW I super love your OOTD!

    February 16, 2014 at 3:06 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      homaygas meding hindi nya alam na may blog ako at panay ang eat out hahaha mapapagalitan akoooo!!! ;))

      February 16, 2014 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply Rowena Wendy Lei (@animetric)

    How did the egg taste? I forgot to order it eh. Runny yolk is a plus pero supposedly kasi may flavor din like the egg in Ikkoryu. So far kasi Ikkoryu’s egg is the best I’ve tasted, Mitsuyado’s is probably the worst because it was so dry. Ako naman I like the Butao King, the Green King was nakakasuya while no attraction ako sa squid ink. :)

    February 16, 2014 at 7:06 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      ay hahaha hindi ko masyado pinansin yung egg Ro sorry na-excite kasi ako sa mga ramen haha. May flavor din pala yun??? I have to try again next time sayang. Yes nakakasuya lasa ng green king dapat small bowl
      lang haha.

      February 16, 2014 at 8:13 pm
  • Reply KassTastrophic

    Mommy Jane, hindi pang-date ang Ramen Nagi… unless you bring your whole Superfriends and take over several of them :P

    February 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Oo nga pang-barkada feel ko. And parang ang tanda ko na para pumila haha waste of my youth! ;))

      February 17, 2014 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply First Wives Club (@nappyKAYE)

    RL and I had Butao in HK, and we only shared the Butao King (I wanted Black King or Limited, but baka hindi niya kainin, so yes, boring lang). We didn’t have to wait, but the place was packed (we ate at the TST branch). I haven’t tried going to Aura, but we already have this on our list of food places.

    So, would you say overrated? I think I would rather go all the way to your area just to have my ramen fix at Yushoken. Ang layo lang kasi!

    February 17, 2014 at 1:38 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      I want to say over-rates just so you would come all the way to alabang & we could meet, Kaye, haha. But I really really liked my black ramen. The girls though prefer the ramen in yushoken mas masarap daw. For me parang they all taste the same naman haha. Come na Kaye let’s meet up please??? Magdadala ako ng empty bento bow hahaha.

      February 17, 2014 at 1:40 pm
      • Reply First Wives Club (@nappyKAYE)

        We’re planning a crafternoon in your village. But sometime in the summer. I’ll let you know? Hehehe

        February 17, 2014 at 5:16 pm
        • Reply Sugar and Spice

          omg I have 2 left thumbs, Kaye haha. Date nalang tayo before or after your crafting sesh please??? :-*

          February 17, 2014 at 11:04 pm
      • Reply First Wives Club (@nappyKAYE)

        Crafternoon is all about bento! But okay din ang date! LOL!

        February 17, 2014 at 11:45 pm
  • Reply mitchconstantino

    Haven’t tried this I wanted to go with my parents… Which one is your favorite among those four? :)

    February 27, 2014 at 2:48 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      wowww!! Take me with you!!! ;)) i loved the black king the most but you have to get all 4 mitch!! So you can try everything. Or pass the regular. it’s too simple, the broth u can have in other ramen joints. I suggest you get the red, black & green. Lemme know which one you like the best too k!! :-*

      February 27, 2014 at 4:30 pm
      • Reply mitchconstantino

        Hopefully I can do it real soon… hihi. work and masters taking up on me i need a good bowl of ramen :D

        March 4, 2014 at 8:36 am
        • Reply Sugar and Spice

          konting tiis nalang with ur masters. You will soon reap the rewards. Mwah!! :-*

          March 4, 2014 at 8:44 am
  • Reply EricJaz Foodies (@EricJazFoodies)

    Wow! Your daughters are so lovely! I take it has something to do with the very cute mommy? Ha ha ha ha! I LOVE Ramen Nagi too!!!! Would love to go there again!!!! If you’re with us, I’ll let you have a slurp in my Ramen!! Tee heee!!!! :)

    February 28, 2014 at 1:07 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      GAME!! ;) Sinabi mo yan ha? I’ll eat half of your ramen hehe. That’s the equivalent of one slurp! :P

      February 28, 2014 at 1:11 am

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