Ramen Nagi introduces Kare-Kare King, Bicol Express King

Ramen Nagi has two new Pinoy-inspired ramen flavors on their limited edition Manila Kings menu: the Kare-Kare King and the Bicol Express King, available from July 16 to July 31.

The ramen joint's "iconic Filipino renditions" to their signature ramen reinvent Filipino cuisine's meaty, nutty kare-kare stew and the creamy, spicy Bicol express dish to work with Ramen Nagi's rich tonkotsu (pork-based) broth and traditional, thin Japanese noodles.

The Kare-Kare King combines tonkotsu broth with a velvety peanut sauce and twalya beef, topped with crushed peanuts, eggplant, string beans, Taiwan pechay, and a dollop of Ramen Nagi's spicy fire sauce.

The spicy Bicol Express King mixes the same creamy tonkotsu broth with coconut cream and spices, topped with crispy pork belly, sliced sigarilyas (winged beans), chopped red chili peppers, and fire sauce.

The two new Manila Kings are available exclusively for dine-in customers at Ramen Nagi stores nationwide.

The Japanese-based ramen franchise previously introduced the first two Manila Kings on July 1 – the Binagoongan King and Kaldereta King – which were only available until July 15.

The Binagoongan King infused Ramen Nagi's tonkotsu broth with local bagoong (shrimp paste) and topped it with pork belly slices, pan-fried tomato, eggplant, green and red chili peppers. The Kaldereta King blended a savory, tomato-based kaldereta sauce with their tonkotsu broth and spices, topped with slow-cooked beef, potato, carrots, and grated cheese.

Ramen Nagi introduced do-it-yourself ramen take-out boxes in April 2020 that are available to order via their website. – Steph Arnaldo/Rappler.com