RYU, Ramen and Curry

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Going Japanese at RYU, Ramen and Curry.

Located along the busy restaurant strip of Tomas Morato lies a small Japanese restaurant that offers one of the best tasting Ramens in town.

Co-owned by singer and songwriter, Ogie AlcasidRyu (which means dragon in Japanese) has been a restaurant favorite among my office friends. We go here whenever we want to eat authentic and comforting Ramen and other Japanese dishes. 

l-r: Grace, April, Jov, Marcus, Mike, Me and Christian
The place is always jam packed so expect to wait to be seated.

Apart from most of the Japanese restaurants, Ryu does not offer sushi or sashimi but specializes on Ramen and Curry dishes.

You can see through the kitchen

According to their menu Ramen is a Japanese noodle dish. It consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat  or (occasionally) fish-based broth, often favored with soy sauce or miso, and uses toppings such as sliced pork, dried seaweed, kumaboko, green onions, and occasionally corn. Almost every locality in Japan has its own variation of ramen, from the tonkotsu ramen of Kyushu to the miso ramen of Hokkaido. Our is the RYU way!

Tantanmen | P280 | Our favorite
Spicy Miso base broth with ground pork, soft boiled egg, negi and garlic oil with 2 slices of chasyu. You can choose from three options: mild, hot and very hot. 

In my case, I ALWAYS order the very hot! Their Ramen is the tastiest Ramen ever and it gets really addicting once you get to try it! Trust me :)

Curry is one of the most popular dishes in Japan. A wide variety of vegetables and meats are used to make Japanese curry. The basic vegetables are onions, carrots, and potatoes. Served with Gohan (rice) and generous amount of our original RYU curry sauce. It has been adapted since its introduction to Japan, and is so widely consumed that it can be called a national dish

Torikatsu Curry | P200
Ryu curry rice served with breaded chicken cutlet.

Other Dishes We Love
Gyoza | Pan Fried P120 | Deep Fried P130
A dumpling consisting of ground meat and vegetable filling wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough, which is then sealed by pressing the edges together by crimping. 

Their gyoza is Mike's favorite, especially the pan fried. He can finish two to three orders in one seating.

Ebi Tempura | P270
Prawns that have been battered and deep fried. 

Another of Mike's favorite is their Ebi tempura. Their tempura is bigger compared to other tempura

Yakisoba | P180
Stir fried Ramen noodles with pork, squid, shrimp, naruto and mixed vegetables in tonkatsu sauce.

Chahan Rice | P100
Chinese fried rice suited to Japanese tastes, the RYU way includes ground beef, pepper and onions. 

This one is really really good!

Don't forget to ask for their complimentary cold tea.

So whenever you're in Quezon City, Ryu Ramen and Curry is one of the restaurants you should visit. And if you're in Katipunan, visit their new branch in UP Town Center :)

Ryu after workout :)

Address:  Upper Groundfloor MJB building 220 Tomas Morato ave. corner Dr. Lazcano st Quezon City
Telephone Number: (02) 709 8789
Email: ryu.ramen.curry@gmail.com
Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ryu.Ramen.Curry

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  1. Wow! Ramen.... I wish may osaka ramen din sa pinas. I've tried it in vietnam super sarap maam cham, Anyways we'll try this one my bosses are Japanese I will offer this RYU Ramen to them. Yey thanks for sharing nag crave ako bigla sa ramen hehe :)

  2. Hi Cham!
    Thanks for this review, naghahanap ako ng ryu ramen review and I found yours very helpful! Kakain kasi kami dito mamaya.



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