BGC will now enjoy 60 years of ramen-making heritage from Fukuoka, Japan as Uma Uma Ramen opens its doors at Uptown Parade. The contemporary-casual ramen restaurant made quite a first impression at SM MOA with its family recipe noodle and MSG-free yet robust-flavored Tonkotsu stock. It is the first time for happyfoodies to zip in at Uma Uma Ramen. Excited to try out the current favorites like the Uma Uma Ramen and Tan Tan Men as well as the new fusion of local flavor twist Aligue Ramen.
Uma Uma Ramen
I got in one of the comfy high chairs for the high table on one side of the restaurant and enjoyed the warm lighting in the modern-industrial design of the interiors. I was excited to try their popular ramens first. As expected, the bowls were hugely overwhelming but the aroma was strong enough to invite me to dig in.
The Tan Tan Men (Php 390) had minced pork, sesame base, chili oil, white onion and egg. It doesn’t drown on broth but just enough to add some moist and flavor to it. Fans of spicy food will love this with a blend of nutty flavor.
The signature Uma Uma Ramen (Php 360) also have some hint of spiciness from the broth but adds a tinge of playful sourness too. There’s a meaty creaminess on the quality of the stock making it really sumptous along with the tender strips of meat. No wonder its a favorite.
Resident Japanese Chef, Satoshi Nakamura, wanted to mix in some local flavors hence the Aligue Ramen. A dry ramen with rich aligue flavor slighty sweet but dense on seafood taste. I must note on how the eggs on the three ramens were also done, boiled in soy sauce to keep that savory flavor clinging on the egg.
Customers may also add additional items like noodles, fungus, eggs, and bamboo shoots among others with additional charge on their ramens.
Snacks and Bar Chow
Aside from the ramen, there are plenty of snacks and bar chows to add on the side. The Gyoza Chips with Mentaiko sauce (pollock roe with mayonaise) would be a good start for a crunchy appetizer without spoiling the appetite. I also enjoyed the hot but melt-in-your mouth Takoyaki. For a little bit more filling, the Spicy Karaage is available all day. The grilled Yakitori with choices of beef, pork, chicken thigh or mushrooms are available from 5:30 pm onwards.
Uma Uma Ramen is also an ideal place for late night hangouts offering alcoholic drinks and cocktails.
Uma Uma Ramen BGC
2nd floor Uptown Parade
8th Avenue Co. 38th St., Bonifacio Global City and at S Maison at The Conrad
Contact: (+632) 800.1729
Opening Hours: 11am–11pm on Sundays to Thursdays and 11am–2am on Fridays and Saturdays