Kureji | Crazy Sizzling Ramen + New Dishes to Try

Ramen is, indeed, one of the most popular dishes here in the Metro that restaurants started to bloom years ago. This Japanese dish is becoming our comfort food, offering a warm and flavorful experience. But you know, not all ramen dishes are created the same, just like what Kureji has on their menu.

I've been to Kureji once when I visited their branch at Malakas St. in Maginhawa. It was my first time then, and now, I came back to the other branch located in Vertis North which is their first-ever branch. Kureji means "crazy" in Japanese that is why they associated the branch to it. It means crazy since they offer not the usual ramen experience to their customers.

Kureji in Vertis has the modern Japanese vibe with wooden shelves design at the center for sake and toy robots. The whole ambiance is gloomy yet you can still feel the comfort while dining in. On the wall, you can see a collage of the popular Japanese characters like Pikachu, Doreamon, Geisha, and a lot more to add a little contrast to the overall design of the restaurant.

Kureji is known for bringing "sizzling ramen" which is primarily the highlights of the menu. Aside from that, they also have other Japanese faves. Check out what I tried here:

Chicken Manila Gyoza
Both soft and crisp textured Japanese dumplings. It's a good appetizer before starting off your mains.

Chicken Skin Karaage
We had two servings of this which means it was sooo good! It was crispy and not oily than other chicken skin I tried before. Believe me, you'll consume the entire serving.


Sizzling Tomato Seafood Ramen
Want a tangy and hot for your taste? You definitely try this popular dish here. I loved that it's very comforting though the taste wasn't really that familiar to me since I'm the usual Miso or Tonkatsu ramen girl. This dish has salmon, squid, shrimp, kani, kimuchi, and noodles in signature spicy tomato seafood tori paitan broth.

Tonkatsu Ramen
This one is the newest addition to their ramen but not a sizzling one. It was actually creamy and had a rich taste and best to consume while still hot. I can't consume one bowl which I think it's meant for sharing.

Chicken Katsu Curry
I'm not really a curry person because I don't like Indian spices since they are too strong for me. If you want katsu and curry, you might want to try this one.

What I had observed at Kureji, they kept on reinventing their menu to bring out a whole different Japanese food experience. I liked it, though, since I'm really a fan of new-dish-to-try-out. This won't be the last time I'll visit them, of course.

Kureji (Vertis North)
Japan Town at Vertis Ginza, Level 4, Ayala Malls Vertis North, Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City
Operating Hours: Mon to Thurs (10am-9pm) | Fri to Sun (10am-10pm)

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