You Can Now Find Authentic Sapporo Miso Ramen In Manila!

Perfect comfort food during the rainy weather.

Sapporo, a city in Hokkaido prefecture, is famous for one of our favorite rainy-weather essentials: ramen, more specifically, miso ramen. If you're not familiar with what miso actually is, this is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and koji for three months or longer. Since Sapporo is mountainous, it takes longer for miso to ferment which makes for a stronger salty and tangy flavor.

Shiroi Daichi's meat ramen with miso broth comes with char sui (pork belly), tamago (egg), nori (dry seaweed), menma (bamboo shoots), wakame (boiled seaweed).
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Shiroi Daichi, the Home of Hokkaido Sapporo Nishiyama Ramen, officially opened its doors in Manila win Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Shiroi Daichi keeps their Sapporo ramen authentic by sourcing their ramen essentials, like the egg-based curly noodles, pastes, and oils straight from Sapporo, Japan.

Shiroi Daichi uses egg-based curly noodles which is both firm and chewy!
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This ramen house has a build-your-own-ramen concept, which begins with choosing Meat Ramen or Vegetable Ramen for your ramen style. They have three broths you can choose from: the Spicy Miso (P450), Shoyu (P400), Shio (P400), and, their best-seller, Miso (P450). Shiroi Daichi's signature miso broth is light, hearty, but still packed with umami flavors coming from the vegetables.

James Torres, the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Chef of the restaurant, shares, "We trained in Sapporo, Japan under the team of Takashi Nishiyama. The father of Nishiyama was actually the founder of miso ramen in Sapporo. I would say that we serve authentic miso ramen and that our broth is what they actually serve in Sapporo, Japan."

Corn and butter are added to the Butter Miso Ramen.
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In Sapporo, there's also a "modernized" miso ramen that's slowly getting the attention of ramen fans. The Butter Miso Ramen (P500), one of Shiroi Daichi's specialty ramen, is their famous miso-based ramen with corn and butter. What the butter does is that it adds a sweet and salty flavor to the umami-packed broth, while the corn kernels add a crunchy texture.

Do you know how to eat edamame from its pod? All you have to do is to squeeze or bite the beans out of the pod and pop them into your mouth.
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Whichever bowl of ramen you choose, you can pair it with Shiroi Daichi's Japanese appetizers. They have a Chicken Karaage (P220), fried chicken thighs coated with Japanese karaage powder; Wagyu Beef Cubes (P140/stick; P500/four sticks) that melts in the mouth; Gyoza (P220), which are pan-seared Japanese pork dumplings; or the Japanese-staple, Edamame. These young soybeans are available in three different flavors: Sea Salt (P150), Spicy (P180), and Soy Garlic (P180).

Shiroi Daichi is located at Twenty-Five Seven Mckinley Building, 7th Avenue corner 25th Street, Fort Bonifacio, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

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