Counter the cold with a bowl of “DIY ramen” from these top ramen restaurants

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If you haven’t noticed, November nights are getting chillier as we get closer to the Christmas season, which means sipping a hot bowl of ramen makes that much more sense.

Sadly, with quarantine protocols still in place, driving out and going to the mall for your favorite ramen fix still isn’t as simple as it used to be. 

But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good ol’ classic noodle-and-broth combo right within the comforts of your home! You can even take it up a notch: why not customize your own bowl too? Check out these cool DIY ramen kits from the best ramen restaurants in the metro!

Ramen Nagi

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Ramen Nagi’s Ramen-To-Go may be a do-it-yourself kit, but they’re sticking to their specialties by only developing the kits based on their chef’s recommended method.

Choose among their Butao King, Red King, Black King, and Green King, which all come with rich tonkotsu soup, a generous slice of pork chashukikurage mushrooms, minced garlic, fire sauce, and an option of minced pork. Or you can try the Chicken Paitan and Cheesy Tsukemen kits, with the latter coming with its own sour sauce, bonito powder, cheese powder, and nori

All Ramen-To-Go boxes are already good for two huge servings, and go from PhP790 to PhP980. Order a kit as well as Ramen Nagi’s other Japanese favorites at

Menya Kokoro

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If you loved Menya Kokoro’s Mazesoba and Black Garlic Ramen when eating out, you’d love them even more while staying in.

Don’t worry, you won’t mess up the recipe, because Menya Kokoro has provided easy-to-follow instructions on their DIY kits. What you add, though — green onions, tamago, and extra pork cutlets — is entirely up to you! 

And to reward their loyal customers, we’ve prepared something for you. For a minimum order of P500, you can get a free takoyaki! Their version is not to be missed as each octopus ball is crunchy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside. Just use the voucher code MKFREEBIE10% upon checkout to get your free takoyaki. The promo period is from June 15 to December 15, 2020 so you have more time to order.

Place your orders via Menya Kokoro’s website or contact them at 0919-001-9392 or 02-7-758-6493.


Missing happiness? Now you can order Hanamaruken’s Signature Happiness Ramen with their Happiness at Home DIY kits. 

All kits come with two servings of the beloved ramen, and are complete with all the recipe requirements such as the moist noodles, the slow-braised, custom-cut soft bone rib, and all the ingredients to recreate their Shoyu Tonkotsu broth. 

Aside from their Happiness Ramen, they also have a Pot Belly Ramen and Spare Rib Ramen DIY kits. You can order yours via Hanamaruken’s delivery form or through food delivery apps GrabFood and FoodPanda.

Mendokoro Ramenba and Ramen Yushoken

Mendoko Ramenba and Ramen Yushoken, the ramen houses that built a base in Makati, BGC, and Alabang, has made the DIY ramen game even simpler with their own version: the Take Home Ramen Kit

Their DIY kits boast of their “2.0 noodles,” or a much more faithful rendition of their noodles. They also come with a broth pouch, toppings, and an oil packet that comes in four variants: ShoyuShioTanTanMen, and Super Chashu. You just assemble the kit’s contents, and voila, you’re already, as they say, a #RamenChampion!

You can order the Take Home Ramen Kit through Mendokoro Ramenba’s delivery form

Mitsuyado Sei-Men

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You might recall Mitsuyado sei-men as that one place ramen place in Jupiter Street, Makati that caters to a snaking queue, even covering as far as the entire block.

If you haven’t been there yet, then you have all the more reason to try their Ready-To-Cook Tsukemen Kits. Their DIY kits are available in savory Yuzu Karashi Tsukemen and Karashi Tsukemen, which is more on the spicy side. All Ready-To-Cook Tsukemen Kits consist of vacuum-sealed thick noodles, dipping soup, ramen toppings, tare, and chopped onion leeks.

Order your own Tsukemen Kit via pick-up from Mitsuyado sei-men branches in Jupiter Street, Makati or in Blue Bay Walk, Pasay City, or via food delivery apps Grab Express Pabili, Lalamove Purchase Service, or Foodpanda.

Is your mouth watering yet? Because ours surely are!

Which of these DIY ramen kits would you want to try first?

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