Nestled in Westgate Center, Filinvest Alabang is the first Butamaru Ramen shop which opened its doors in September of 2014.
Butamaru's vision was to provide a welcoming place for its unique ramen experience.
Butamaru’s claim to fame is its sinfully decadent, slow-roasted, melt-in- your-mouth round pork belly slices swimming in a soulful sixteen-hour tonkotsu broth, creating a harmonious, perfectly balanced flavor. The noodles are hand-made using techniques and specifications passed down by Master Artisan Sugimura of Menko Noodle Company. The Shoyu ramen is a tried-and-tested classic that’s become synonymous with the branch but if you want something a bit lighter,
the Shio is an excellent choice. For diners seeking a spicy kick to each slurp, the Tantanmen or Curry Tantanmen is perfect for you. Another popular choice is Kaisen ramen – one of Butamaru’s newest creation that combines perfectly cooked seafood with a hearty umami-filled broth.
Butamaru's hand-made gyoza has also become a popular choice among patrons aside from it being a staple pairing with ramen.
Butamaru’s newest branch is located at Technopoint One, Ortigas Home Depot, giving its loyal ramen-hungry patrons a much more accessible dining option. The new shop retains the interior details that diners have come to know and love – the long Japanese-style dining counter, the minimalist wooden furniture, down to the photo collage backdrop that gives a glimpse of the experience you’re about to enjoy.
Aside from serving their savory and heartwarming ramen, Butamaru’s newest concept incorporates an extensive izakaya selection to complete your Japanese dining experience. Executive Chef Jerome Lim meticulously crafted and curated Butamaru’s izakaya menu, combining traditional Japanese fare with exciting new flavors. Kushiyaki favorites like Gyu Kushi, Yakitori, Buta Bara (pork belly), Tori Kawa (chicken skin) and Shiitake mushroom sticks are available while lesser known options like Kamo Kushi (duck breast) are offered as well.
For those looking for some crunch, their Katsu Gyozayaki, Ebi Mayo, Toriten and Supearibu Karai are sure to satisfy that craving.
Make sure to try our Kimchi Chashu Tacos as well as Spicy Tuna Tacos as well for a unique explosion of flavors with every bite.