Japansese Street Food Resto + Bar
There is a Japanese restaurant in Baguio City called Izakaya Ramen Bai that you may want to try if you like Japanese cuisine. This restaurant has earned a reputation for its realistic Japanese atmosphere and tasty ramen.
We decided to try the ramen at this Japanese street food resto-bar for dinner, which was conveniently located near our AirBNB on day two of our 12-day Baguio food trip vlog.
Izakaya Ramen Bai has a warm and welcoming ambiance thanks to its traditional Japanese furnishings and welcoming personnel. You can have a fun night out with your pals or a romantic evening with your significant other at this restaurant. The parking in front of the restaurant is limited, so it may get crowded during peak times, but it’s still quite convenient.
The service was equally as warm and friendly as the ambiance, and they showed us to our seat and took our order immediately. Also I don’t know whether this is a regular thing, but an acoustic duo is playing soft tunes for us as we dine.
DISCLAIMER: My star ratings are based only on my own experience and do not represent that of other guests.
We didn’t want to overindulge, so we ordered just four dishes, one of which is the Super Premium Ramen (Spicy) that features their best ingredients. The broth and noodles were delicious, but the dish lacked with spiciness; so we asked for seven spice and chili oil, and were given some to add on our own. They have a flavour that reminds me of ramen nagi.
Php 415 ($7.40)
Their Wagyu Cubes Platter (10 pcs) is next; the cubes are the same as those sold at Tokyo-Tokyo; they’re reasonably priced and acceptable taste, though I’m aware that they’re not made from genuine wagyu of course because of it’s price. However, this is a cheaper alternative to wagyu that you may want to try if you’re curious about the flavor.
Php 405 ($7.23)
We also tried some of their Fried Gyoza (5pcs), but unfortunately the filling was a little hollow, and because the gyoza were overfried (for me), the wrapper was a bit tough. I prefer light and crunchy fried gyoza.
Php 205 ($3.66)
Lastly, we got their Chicken Teriyaki Bento, which was a letdown because the chicken was fried and the sauce was served on the side as a dipping sauce, rather than being infused throughout the chicken like I had hoped. But it’s still tasty, and it comes with a side of vegetables and fried dumplings.
Php 295 ($5.27)
Total Bill: Php 1,715 ($30.85)
(For 4 Pax)
Overall the attentive and polite personnel contributes to the entire dining experience. What makes the resto stand out is the japanese vibe inside and the japanese music that they play. The food is nice, especially the ramen, but not extraordinary, yet we still had a pleasant time here. Are we returning? Yes.
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