Thailand Food – Ra-Men Bankara @ Siam Paragon Bangkok

Category : Thailand Bangkok

And now for my partner’s new favourite Japanese Ramen Place here in Bangkok – Ra-Men Bankara @ Siam Paragon Bangkok.

Watch out NanTsuTtei Ramen @ Siam Paragon Bangkok, you have competition! Haha 😀

He had Ra-Men Bankara’s Kakui Bankara @ THB255 which is Bankara Original topped with their signature Kakuni (braised pork belly) from their Bankara Soup Signature Ramen series.

What won my partner over was their richer soup base and tender signature Kakuni.

It was richer than NanTsuTtei Kuro Nantsu Ramen’s soup base and its Kakuni was tenderer than NanTsuTtei’s Cha Shu.

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Here’s how the menu described this yummy Japanese Ramen:

Special pork bone broth infused with specially refined Shoyu, served with medium thickness Tokyp style noodles. Lighlty salted with a hint of sweetness. Best served with Ra-Men Bankara’s signature Kakuni (braised pork belly).

As for me, I had Ra-Men Bankara’s Sankoichi @ THB270 which is Tonkotsu with full toppings of their signature Kakuni, extra large serving of spring onion and 4 pieces of seaweed.

Mmm…Personally I prefer NanTsuTtei Kuro Nantsu Ramen over Ra-Men Bankara’sSankoichi.

I didn’t quite  enjoy Sankoichi’s soup base and Kakuni which is a tad fatty for my fancy.I could do without the 4 pieces of seaweed too, which tastes very ordinary.

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Here’s how the menu described it:

Tonkotsu soup, employing a slow boil technique to create a milky and rich in flavour pork bone soup, served with thin Hakata style noodles. Smoothness of taste is he defining character.

We each ordered different starred and style of Ramen on Ra-Men Bankara’s menu and had mixed reviews on our maiden experience at this super crowded Japanese Ramen restaurant at Siam Paragon Bangkok.

So…return again? Mmm…Maybe. Though I won’t order Ra-Men Bankara’sSankoichi again. Maybe their Cha Shu Ramen 😛

Ra-Men Bankara Siam Paragon (View in Google Maps)
Ground Floor (opp MK Gold)
991 Rama1 Road
Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330
GPS: 13.747095,100.535141
Tel: 02 610 7716




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Thailand Food – NanTsuTtei Ramen @ Siam Paragon Bangkok

Category : Thailand Bangkok

We’re back in Bangkok! 😀

We had a great time when we first landed in Bangkok last year through our experience with APC.

Now we’re back for more 😉

Our first stop (after checking into our hotel) is  NanTsuTtei Ramen @ Siam Paragon Bangkok.

On first glance, they’ve expanded their menu and increased the prices of some items.

We ordered our usual NanTsuTtei Kuro Nantsu Ramen. Yum Yum~

NanTsuTtei maintained the price of their Small Ramen @ THB150 while their Regular portion is now THB210, up from THB190 last year.

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I still love NanTsuTtei ‘s original Kuro Nantsu Ramen. Their soup base is rich and the ramen cooked to perfection. So different from NanTsuTtei Ramen Singapore 😐

My partner did feedback that their cha shu wasn’t very tender this time round though. He prefers the Ramen at Ra-Men Bankara @ Siam Paragon Bangkok, a couple units down from NanTsuTtei Ramen.

Our reminiscence meal wouldn’t be complete without NanTsuTtei ‘s Fried Chicken “Karaage” with WasabiMayo Tartar Sauce @ THB150.

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The wasabi in the mayo adds that extra punch to the Chicken Karaage without going over the edge of making you tear. Nice~

NanTsuTtei didnt increase the price of its Chicken Karaage though the portion has shrunk noticeably so…in a way their is a price hike albeit in abother form.

All in all I still enjoy dining at NanTsuTtei Ramen @ Siam Paragon Bangkok though my partner now has a new favourite at Ra-Men Bankara @ Siam Paragon Bangkok.

What will we do the next time we travel to Bangkok? 😛

Note: Their is currently an ongoing promotion where Citibank Credit Cardmembers will get 10% discount @ NanTsuTtei Ramen, ending on 31 Jan 2016.

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NanTsuTtei Siam Paragon (View in Google Maps)
Ground Floor (opp Burger King/MK Gold)
991 Rama1 Road
Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330
GPS: 13.747095,100.535141
Tel: 02 610 7635




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Thailand Food – NanTsuTtei Ramen @ Siam Paragon Bangkok

Category : Thailand Bangkok

As I was saying, I love Thailand food. Yum yum! What’s travelling without trying some local food right? I definitely belong to the live to eat category! Also constantly being reminded to lose weight… 🙁

Anyway, most of our meals are covered and for the few meals that aren’t, we’re fortunate to have our lovely Relationship Manager to show us the way…to good food 🙂 We also managed to stumble across a couple while we were walking around. Lucky!

Let me touch on those we discovered 1st. Both of them are in Siam Paragon and aren’t exactly local Thai food vs those recommended by our Relationship Manager. Nonetheless, they are amazing~~

First up is our 1st and last meal in Bangkok. Yes, it was so good that we went back to stuff ourselves with it just before departing for the airport!

Japanese Ramen @ NanTsuTtei Siam Paragon.

The Ramen texture is perfect and different from any Ramen I’ve had before. It’s very springy (Q-Q) and not too thick. Everything is just nice.

The soup base is oh my gosh!! It’s rich & flavourful, yet not to the point of overpowering. Aka you won’t feel sick/tired of slurping up the last drop. The char siew is tender and their spring onion is oh so fragrant.

I have to say though, because I’m someone who prefers spicy food, I opted for their Aka Nantsu Ramen on our 1st visit which includes spicy red sesame oil. It was nice at 1st, however as time goes by, the spice sort of covers their yummy creamy tonkotsu (pork bone) soup. I’m a firmly believe that chilli/spice should complement & enhance the taste and not cover it so I didn’t order this when we returned.

So, my advice is to – just order their Original Kuro Nantsu Ramen and spice up your experience with the condiments they provide.

Side Dish

During one of our visits, we ordered their Chicken Karaage. Who could resist ordering some fried chicken right? It’s different in a good way. See that yellow mash – rich tartar sauce, egg and wasabi mayonnaise? It’s really 画龙点睛 (icing on the cake). It’s filled with their fragrant spring onions couple with a hint of wasabi. And that sauce – mild sweet soy sauce based dash at the bottom? That’s unseen of (At least not me.) My verdict? *Thumbs up*

By the way

NanTsuTtei Siam Paragon also provides the option of having their Ramen in 2 sizes, small and regular which I like since I can enjoy their Ramen with lesser guilt/calories when ordering the “Small” Ramen.

Leaves room for dessert!

NanTsuTtei Siam Paragon (View in Google Maps)
Ground Floor (opp Burger King/MK Gold)
991 Rama1 Road
Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330
GPS: 13.747095,100.535141

Tel: 02 610 7635

 



 

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