Don’t let the snobbish title of this EATSperience make you stop from reading. Before you jump into conclusions, allow us to explain. In this edition of EATSplorations, we tried out an unconventional ramen house called Wrong Ramen in BGC. Wrong Ramen has branded itself as “Manila’s Worst Ramen House.” Yes, we couldn’t believe it too, but it’s as clear as daylight how they described their restaurant in their very own website. Who would even try to attempt dining at a ramen house that’s called Manila’s worst, right? By now, you should have gotten the humor behind the title and maybe you can proceed reading to find out what makes this place unusually special. Join us, to find out how can something so wrong like Wrong Ramen taste so right.
Wrong Ramen is located at the ultra-competitive row of restaurants at BGC’s Burgos Circle. It is just beside Forbes Town Center’s Beyond the Box. The place is described as an unconventional ramen house for unconventional people. Thumbs up, if you agree.
Let’s take a quick look inside Wrong Ramen!
The ramen house was surprisingly small. We were expecting it to be a bit bigger considering its following. Wrong Ramen has two floors. Its first floor can accommodate around 10 ramen lovers, its second floor can accommodate around 10, and 10 outside. To those of you who haven’t been to Wrong Ramen and would love to dine here someday, you have to be early or patient because the place gets packed. TIP: If you are into food and taking photos of it, you better get yourself a window-side table on the first floor.
After a quick look inside Wrong Ramen, it’s now time to try out some old and new small plates and salads that the place offers. So without further ado, here it comes, enjoy!
We found the Black Sesame Salad pretty appetizing because of the aroma of the crispy anchovies and perfectly seasoned black sesame dressing. This salad was super refreshing! Every bite had so much crunch.
The potatoes were cooked perfectly. The whole thing was creamy and rich without being too heavy, thanks to the mentaiko. If you are a fan of salads with Japanese mayo, you will surely love this one!
[NEW] Small Plates
Crispy, juicy, and spicy! But don’t let it scare you, Wrong Ramen’s Spicy Gyoza deserves to be tried especially if you are into deep-fried dumplings. You can also request your server to put the XO chili on the side so you can adjust the spice level.
Probably one of the best croquettes in town! No joke. The crust was super crispy without being oily and the inside was really creamy. Don’t forget to dip it in its thick and creamy tartar sauce for a complete EATSperience!
We could still smell this one until now! This was one savory dish. Never been fans of grilled eggplant, but this one made us believers. Super simple yet extremely tasty! The eggplant was velvety and hearty because of the red miso glaze.
The meat on this one could’ve easily become pulled pork because it was falling off so easily. All the components of this bbq wrap had a purpose. The sweet, spicy, and sour flavors from the house pickles were perfect complements to the savory and smokey pork rib and tendon. TIP: Make sure to put some of the thinly sliced pineapple for that sweet and sour taste
1 [Bestseller] and 2 [NEW] Ramen
The Ultimate Breakfast Ramen, if there is one. Now, we know why Wrong Ramen is considered an unconventional ramen house. Spam, bacon, and fried egg in a ramen! Yes, what you are seeing right now is 100% real. For breakfast food lovers like us, this one is a sure hit. Extremely hearty and flavorful!
This one is Wrong Ramen’s version of the Korean Ramyeon. It was pretty spicy right from the very first slurp. Its taste is very similar to Soon Du Bu Jigae (Korean Soft Tofu Stew) which is one of our favorites whenever we eat at a Korean restaurant. If you love spicy broths, you will surely love the Hot Junk!
This one’s a marriage of Laksa and Ramen! Creamy, spicy, and super rich broth. The ramen noodles tend to absorb the broth too which made it even more delicious. The generous amount of softshell crab was awesome too. We will definitely come back to Wrong Ramen for this one. Two thumbs up!
Our Wrong Ramen EATSperience was an eye-opener. Not only because it was our first time trying out their unconventional ramen, but also because we were able to figure out what makes it so wrong yet so right. The unconventional way of combining the traditional techniques with unique flavors from all over the world is what makes Wrong Ramen special. Ramen purists might not appreciate what they serve on the table, but Wrong Ramen has surely succeeded in carrying out their mission of instilling their own flavors to ramen without changing what makes it so great. Is Wrong Ramen Manila’s Worst Ramen House? We have said our piece, and it’s now up to you to find out. That’s it for this edition of EATSplorations! Till next time!
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Forbes Retail, Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
+632 823 8249
11:00am to 12:00mn (Mon-Sun)
Budget: 1000-1500 php for two