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Several ramen shops have popped up over the last 5 years in Manila, and over hundreds of years around the world, and we say it takes a lot to stay resilient in an ever competitive food industry. That’s why when you hear a brand last for 60 years in the ramen market, you don’t think why, you just go ahead and try it!

We’re talking about Uma Uma Ramen, a ramen shop originating from Fukuoka, Japan and run by its president, Masahiko Teshima. Originally named ‘Wu Maru’ in 1953 by Teshima’s father, Teshima decided to give the business a fresh start by renaming it when he took over in 1994.

Uma Uma is an interplay between its previous name and a pun on the Japanese word that means tasty.
Photo from @umaumaph

Uma Uma uses a well-loved, old family recipe that combines thin and non-curly noodles paired with their ‘robust and aromatic tonkotsu stock’, which will surely excite anyone’s taste buds. Aside from ramen, they are also popular for their donburi bowls and chicken karaage.

With the support of Russel Yu and Ignatius Chan of Iki Concepts group, Uma Uma was able to open and fully operate in Singapore. The group also handles brands such as Kaiseki Yoshiyoku and Horse’s Mouth.

Check out all the exciting bowls and side dishes you can try when they finally open!

Uma Uma Ramen

Chashiu, spring onion, black fungus, egg, spicy miso


Garlic Ramen

Garlic, chashiu, white onions, egg, beansprouts


Tonkotsu Ramen

Chashiu, spring onion, sesame seeds, egg



Tan Tan Men

Sesame-based minced pork, chili oil, egg


Mazesoba Chashiu

Spring onions, bamboo shoots, leeks, egg


Watch out for seasonal offerings like their popular Truffle Ramen and new menu releases; they’re also known to offer promos such as buy 1 take 1 ramen and dining for a purpose.

You can add all the extra toppings that you want (double the satisfaction for a minimal price!), that includes: tamago, chashiu, spring onion, leeks, black fungus, bamboo shoot and even extra noodles!

Uma Uma doesn't use MSG to make sure they are able to keep the umami taste from the fresh ingredients they cook with.

This Japanese specialty surely hasn’t and will not die, because no 2 original recipe bowls are ever the same. And it’s always refreshing to the palate to discover new kinds of soups and flavors in one bowl from different ramen specialists.

Also read:
Top 10 Most Loved Ramen Joints in Manila
10 Secretly Awesome Ramen Joints in Manila
10 Unique Ramen Bowls in Manila

Some of Uma Uma’s signature side dishes include their one bite gyoza, karaage and donburi bowls.

One Bite Gyoza
Chicken Karaage
Chashiu Bowl

We also heard that Johan Foong of Horse’s Mouth in Singapore will be here to create some of his cocktails for Uma Uma Ramen in Manila.

They’re set to open this coming June 15, 2016 at the up and coming S Maison of Conrad Manila, another prime food and entertainment complex by the SM Group.

Are you as excited as we are for Uma Uma to open? We hope to see you at the grand opening. Don’t forget to tag us at @bookyapp on your Instagram posts. If you know any new restaurants that aren’t in our app yet, feel free to email the details and menu to Thanks for all your support, fellow foodies!

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SM Conrad, Seaside Blvd. cor. Coral Way, Pasay City

*All photos from Uma Uma Ramen*