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Team Pasta or Team Ramen?

Let’s face it, noodle dishes are carbs overload but they give joy to our hearts and definitely our stomachs. But if you were to choose, is an al dente plate of pasta better than a warm bowl of flavorful ramen?

Both are delicious, but which one has that slight edge? Is it Pasta or Ramen? Let the battle of the noodles begin!

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Team Pasta

Black Ink Tagliolini – Va Bene

The first Italian restaurant within the Metro which serves only fresh pastas in their menu. One of Chef Massimo Veronesi’s best sellers is the Black Ink Tagliolini seafood marinara, Seafood, marinara sauce, light tomato cream sauce.

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Funghi e Tartufo – Peperoni

Peperoni Pizzeria is a pizza franchise from Singapore and is home of the 21-inch XXL pizza. Aside from their handcrafted brick oven pizzas, they also serve classic Italian favorites including pastas, salads and other mains. Read our full feature here. 

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Truffle Mac and Cheese – Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen

Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen serves up authentic Italian cuisine with dishes like pizza, pasta, risotto, and more. Recommended dishes are Risotto Tartufo Funghi, Spaghetti Seafood Olio, and Truffle Mac & Cheese.

Also read: 13 New Restaurant Finds to Discover in Pasig
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Pesto Alla Genovese – La Spezia MNL

La Spezia, a new Italian hole-in-the-wall that features fresh and simple Italian menu composed of timeless classics and standout desserts. Are you a fan of pesto? You must try their Pesto Alla Genovese

Fun fact: They recently launched their new menu! Read more here.
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90 Scout Dr Lascano St, Laging Handa near Tomas Morato, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 960-6903

Carbonara Souffle – Le Petit Souffle

Le Petit Souffle is a modern French-Japanese cafe that offers unique fusion dishes and desserts by Chef Mike Aspiras and Kristine Lotilla. One of their unique dishes is their Carbonara Souffle with an egg cloud on top! 

Also read: 10 Dishes That Will Make You Ask "Waffles or Pancakes?"
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Team Ramen

Tantanmen – Butamaru

This ramen house from the South serves the noodles with fresh vegetables and tossed in black sesame dressing. One of their recommended dishes is their Tantanmen, spicy peanut and sesame, ramen. You can either have it mild or spicy. 

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CE405 Westgate Center Commerce Ave, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 887-4255

Clam Chowder Ramen – Ippudo

Ippudo is a popular ramen joint specializing in Hakata-style Tonkotsu (pork-based) ramen produced in their kitchen and tailor-fitted for the Filipino palate. It is a joint venture with the guys at Yabu. Have you tried their new Clam Chowder Ramen? Catch it while it’s still in their menu!

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Super Chasu – Mendokoro Ramenba

Mendokoro Ramenba is a 20-seater ramen joint from the people behind popular Ramen Yushoken from Alabang; it is also called being tagged as Yushoken 2.0. We recommend their Super Chasu Bowl. Yum!

Also read: Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Makati for May 2017
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G/F V Corporate Center 125 Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati
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Black King – Ramen Nagi

Ramen Nagi, from Tokyo, is one of the most popular ramen joints in the country today. It allows guests to customize their own bowls from the noodles, down to the soup and the toppings. Their Black King, also known as the Squid Ink Ramen, is definitely a crowd favorite. 

Also read: 18 Most Daring Black Dishes You Shouldn't Miss
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Spicy Creamy Shio – Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka is a legendary brand from Japan that offers the same family recipe since 1988. If you like spicy food, you better try their Spicy Creamy Shio!

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So, we’ll ask you one last time. Pasta or ramen? You decide!

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Let the battle begin!