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Wrong Ramen Creates a Pan-fried Ramen with Hanamaruken’s Pulled Pork Ribs and R. Lapid’s Chicharon

July 20, 2014

Abura Soba is a soupless ramen dish that’s flavored with oil and a soy-based sauce known as tare. Literally translating to “oil noodles”, it works as a good substitute if you want ramen minus the broth, without sacrificing flavor. It’s also topped with an egg that’s meant to be broken and mixed with the oil until it forms an emulsified cream sauce just like a carbonara.

Wrong Ramen recently collaborated with authentic ramen shop Hanamaruken, which has been serving ramen in Osaka for over 30 years, and together, they’ve brought to life a Frankenstein of an abura soba—an immensely tasty creature at that and very dangerous.

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The Arakawa Abura Soba (PHP 295) comes with pan-fried Wrong Ramen noodles that are flavored with reduced tonkotsu, coating the noodles with a light glaze of flavorful, porky fat. Pulled Hanamaruken ribs (the ramen shop’s specialty), counters the slick noodles by providing a tender, almost melt-in-your-mouth protein if done right. Some key accents include menma and negi, providing texture and a brush of pungency with a garlicky bite. Half an onsen egg delivers a richer texture to bind the entire dish together. As if that wasn’t enough, R. Lapid’s Chicharon is sprinkled on top for a guilty, crunchy finish.

It’s also served with some pickled eggplant, which bowled me over, and a cup of shio broth. How I enjoyed my Arakawa Soba was by mixing the eggplant with the noodles, which added a whole lot of umami to the dish. The noodles hold the sauces well, giving each bite a lot of flavor. It’s a pretty hefty and satisfying dish that I’d come back for especially if I’m dining solo. The portion is just right for one, and best capped off with some Poop of the Gods, Wrong Ramen’s signature dessert.

Wrong Ramen’s Abura Soba is available only until August 15, 2014 and is limited to 30 bowls per day. Come and get it while it’s hot.

Wrong Ramen
Forbes Town Center, Forbestown Rd
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee is former editor of Pepper.ph and was part of the team until she got whisked away to Singapore in 2016 where she worked in advertising and eventually found herself back in the food industry. She currently does marketing work for two popular Singaporean dessert brands and is a weekly columnist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s lifestyle brand, Preen.ph. She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.

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3 responses to “Wrong Ramen Creates a Pan-fried Ramen with Hanamaruken’s Pulled Pork Ribs and R. Lapid’s Chicharon”

  1. Lorelei Olalia says:

    Yummy dish! My new favorite at Wrong Ramen 🙂

  2. Volts Sanchez says:

    Holy. Damn.

  3. Adrian De Leon says:

    Bias aside, I really love it. Craving for it now as I type this. 🙂

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