Ramen Fix on a Budget and more: Ramen X

A few Fridays ago, after checking out an invitation maker, me and my now-married girl friend decided (mostly on my part because she's preggy, has mood swings and had me decided on a lot of things that day :P) to go to Trinoma to look for a ready-to-wear gown in Landmark (because the wedding was in a week, if anyone's wondering).

Two in the afternoon, still haven't had lunch and wanted my friend to try gowns after she ate, I suggested we try Ramen X which I suddenly remembered reading from various sites. We don't usually go to Trinoma anymore (unlike when we were in college) and I was craving for Japanese food but didn't want to eat my usual fare.

[caption id="attachment_1313" align="aligncenter" width="954"] They were cleaning when we arrived. We thought they were close. We were the first set of customers after the lunch hour rush. :3[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1307" align="alignright" width="243"] One of the decorations on the glass - a Geisha :)[/caption]

Ramen X welcomes you with modern Asian stylish interior in black, red and white colors with glass doors and mirrors. It also incorporated some wood elements that is very common in Japanese interior.

A variety of Naruto songs were playing that I was singing along while waiting for our food.

Being well-it and having a big menu on the wall that clearly presented each item added an inviting charm (and good for those who have poor eyesight like me :D).

A long communal table in the middle is perfect to seat hungry barkadas or teammates.

[caption id="attachment_1315" align="aligncenter" width="373"] "Ramen is the new soul food."
"A ramen a days keeps the doctor away."
Behind the counter at Ramen X. On the right side is the beverage station.[/caption]


My first time in a ramen place, it was hard for me to pick a ramen dish to try. Each has its own inviting elements that I wanted to sample all of them. I ended up choosing Shoyu Ramen, a soy-based roast pork noodles. It has chewy noodles, half an egg, cabbage, roasted pork, Naruto and green onions.

[caption id="attachment_1316" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Looks yum yum yum! SX1 - Shoyu Ramen (P99.00)[/caption]

My initial perception for any kind of noodles with soup is that it's filling but leaves a bloated feeling even before you finish all of it. With Ramen X's Shoyu Ramen, which was served hot, I didn't feel bloated at all. The big serving that made me think I wouldn't finish at all proved me wrong. It was light, it was tasty and it was very oishi! ♥

[caption id="attachment_1317" align="alignleft" width="270"] Japanese + Korean love ♥[/caption]

At Ramen X, you can add toppings to spice up your ramen more. Choose from egg (1 whole @ P15.00 each), roasted pork (2 slices @ P30.00/serving), corn (P20.00/serving), green onions (P15.00/serving), or kimchi (P30.00/serving).

I originally wanted to add corn in my ramen bowl but my love for kimchi won.

Their kimchi is more spicy than what I usually eat from Mr. Kimbob, but the spiciness for me is bearable nonetheless.

My friend on the other hand opted to eat Gyudon. She gave me around 2/3 of it (she doesn't eat much :/). Strips of marinated beef on top of hot steamed rice - it was sweet and savory, I feel in love with it too!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="472"]Ramen X Gyudon. Image from makamundongpagkain.wordpress.com Gyudon (P89.00). Image from makamundongpagkain.wordpress.com.[/caption]

Here are other food items we ordered:

[caption id="attachment_1323" align="alignleft" width="225"] Green Apple Soda (P50.00). Friend says it was good.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1322" align="alignleft" width="345"] Fried Gyoza (P59.00)[/caption]

I ordered milk tea for my drink which you can see on the picture below) but got to drink it when we were already at her house. Nay for it though, I love Tea-rrific better :(


Lots of choices for authentic Japanese food on a budget (especially their ramen). I hope they add sushi and maki though, since I was looking for those too. Being able to add additional toppings is a big plus for me. The service crew was very friendly and hospitable and is very attentive.

Ramen is added to my list of comfort foods! I'd definitely go back here to try other ramen bowls and rice bowls!

Grade: ♥♥♥♥♥

[caption id="attachment_1321" align="aligncenter" width="502"] My friend wanted to take a picture of me with our order xD
I don't know if it's because I didn't had a proper breakfast or that the ramen was really light on my tummy that I was able to consume most of the food lol[/caption]

Ramen X

Ramen X guarantees that each ramen bowl consumed will be accompanied by a hopeful sigh followed by a satisfied burp from each of their customers.”

2nd Floor, Trinoma Mall, EDSA, Quezon City

Website: http://www.ramen.ph
FacebookRamen X
Menu: Ramen X Menu


  1. Will definitely try out Ramen X! :)

  2. Mmmmm... I think I want to try this the next time we go Trinoma! That Gyudon and green apple soda look yummy!

  3. I wonder what the stuffing is of the fried gyoza. Those lil four worth 59? Unbelievable.

  4. I love ramen, but never been to ramen X. Love to sip on those hot soup. Oh yeah, now I am craving for some.

  5. Foods looks good. Might try Ramen X soon.

  6. Ramen X - Such a perfect meal for rainy weather days like today.

  7. Ramen X is indeed a place to visit. Perhaps they would also want to put up a tatami room where diners would have to sit on their legs while eating ramen. Just like in any typical Japanese restaurant.

  8. wow! their ramen are so affordable!! :)

  9. You should! Can't wait for your take on it ;)

  10. Head over to Trinoma hihi :3

  11. I didn't get to try the green apple soda myself but it was nice, sabi ng friend ko :)

  12. I'm not really sure but, yes, all four for P59 ;)

  13. Yummy yum yum! I like ramen, just hoping they have a branch near me..

  14. I believe they have 3 new branches in the works :)

  15. Ramen is my all time favorite :))))

  16. Ramen is perfect for rainy seasons just like this. Will definitely visit this place. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Wow another Japanese restaurant to check out. I don't frequent Trinoma. But will sure check Ramen X when we swing by. :-)

  18. ginutom po tuloy ako...thanks for the info:)
    hope to try it...

  19. I'm at Trinoma everyday so I will definitely go here. Very nice revieew =)

  20. Thank you Aldous! Hope you enjoy the food :)

  21. Will go there when I get the chance. That Shoyu Ramen is quite tempting.

  22. hmmp...really looks yummy and very affordable..


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