Hanamaruken Ramen in Quezon City

Hanamaruken Ramen in Quezon City
The sudden proliferation of different ramen restaurants in Metro Manila could have surprised anyone but most of the good ones are actually scattered in the central and southern parts of the metro. A friend who’s working for the same company that owns Wrong Ramen in Bonifacio Global City gave us a call and invited us to Hanamaruken Ramen,their newly opened restaurant in Trinoma, North EDSA in Quezon City.

The interiors of Hanamaruken Ramen in Quezon City
Hanamaruken (花丸轩) Ramen is a brand which originated in Osaka, Japan. Together with the franchise, their brought here Hanamaruken’s Signature Bowl of Happiness Ramen. I was told by my friend that the original Japanese owner had flew in to the Philippines to make sure that the chefs from the local franchise achieves the same level of happiness for each serving.

Hanamaruken Ramen's signature happiness bowl
Aside from your usual shiyo-based tonkotsu broth with al dente noodles, what made Hanamaruken’s Signature Bowl of Happiness Ramen different from its counterparts is the slab of flavor-rich melt-in-your-mouth pork ribs served on top of your ramen bowl.

Tina was happy after she finished her bowl of happiness
I was with Tina when I went there and both of us were happy with our meal.

Although Tina didn’t finish her bowl, I was able to finish mine. It reminded me of a similar ramen that I had in Nago City in Okinawa when I went there more than a decade ago. It had the same taste and composition but I was too inattentive back then to remember the name of the place or the name of the ramen that I had. It was nostalgia in a bowl for me.

Despite having finished one bowl, I'm still ready for another serving of ramen

Should you get the chance to be in Trinoma or anywhere near north EDSA, don’t miss the opportunity to try out Hanamaruken Ramen at the second level of the garden area of Trinoma. It would do you good if you reserve a table before going there. You may call them at: (02) 628 1603.

Happy dining!