Restaurant Review: Wrong Ramen

Published on April 29, 2014

I had been seeing this restaurant at Burgos Circle but never had the chance to try it out. The place is quite small so it’s always jam-packed. But last Thursday, my husband and I felt the need to celebrate our last working day for the week. We were going out of town the following day to escape Manila’s heat. Anyway, I asked him if he was up to have some ramen for dinner. Since it was just 6 PM, we were able to score a seat at Wrong Ramen.

The minimalist interiors and the quirky details inside the restaurant caught my attention right away. It was my first time to go inside Wrong Ramen, and that confirmed my initial impression that the place is really small. The first level can just probably accommodate 15 people. The second level is not that big either. Fortunately, the turnout is quite fast so we were able to go out even before the place gets crowded. Our food was served just a few minutes after we placed our orders.

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Boyet and I decided to just share a bowl of their Tonkotsu Ramen. The menu says that what we got is the “rich” kind as they also offer a lighter version of the Tonkotsu. That being said, I was expecting it to have very strong flavors. But surprisingly, the broth has very subtle flavors. It may not be as rich as the ones I had in Ramen Nagi, but Wrong Ramen’s version is still very tasty.

I love the surprising kick which probably comes from their home-made XO sauce. My husband asked the waitress what it’s made of. Apparently, it is a mixture of chicken skin, pork and shrimp heads. What a sinful sauce! :p

DSC_0641I love the bowls! They remind me of my childhood lutu-lutuan set. And in the background is my husband splitting the ramen into two! :p 

If you’re not accustomed to strong and rich flavors, this ramen is perfect for your taste buds to warm up.

Wrong Ramen also offers a few appetizers and side dishes. I asked the waitress for her recommendations. She gave three, but we settled with the Chicken Akuma – fried chicken in buffalo sauce. I think this is a mashup of chicken karaage and the classic buffalo wings. :p

My husband, being such a weakling when it comes to spicy food, asked the waitress if they could adjust the spiciness level of the sauce. The waitress declined but offered to just have the sauce on the side instead of coating the chicken.

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I love that this dish is not oily yet the chefs managed to retain all the juices and flavors of the chicken. Plus, the chicken skin is very crispy! My husband made a good call with the sauce because it is really spicy. I think he tried it just once and never had the courage to do it again. :p


Wrong Ramen
Forbestown Center, Burgos Circle
Bonifacio Global City,
Taguig City

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