Make Your Own Ramyun: Kim’s Ramyun opens new branch at Ayala malls Cloverleaf

Our fascination for Kdramas eventually lead us to reviewing Korean food from time to time and one trending “K”-thing we enjoyed recently is the “Make Your Own Ramyun” cooking experience we had at the newly opened Kim’s Ramyun store at Ayala Malls Cloverleaf.

What’s Kim’s Ramyun?

Kim’s Ramyun is a Do It Yourself (Cook It Yourself) Dine-in convenience store / snack bar where you can enjoy Korean snacks like noodles, chips, ice cream and more. Their first store opened in Timog Ave, the second one at Fisher Parkway, third one in Davao and the newest is at the 3rd Floor of Ayala Malls Cloverleaf.

What to expect at the Kim’s Ramyun Cloverleaf branch?

Situated beside the Food Choices / Food Court (Level 3) area of Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, the spacious snack bar is easy to find and very appealing to the eye. I love how cozy it looks and how easy it is to eat inside the store. If it is your first time trying the “Make Your Own Ramyun” (MYOR), here’s a quick guide:

Step 1: Pick Your Own Noodles

They have a wide array of noodle selection ranging from the usual flavors we often see in Korean groceries to the not so popular but equally tasty noodles like jajjangmyeon (black bean noodles), naengmyeon (cold noodles) and jjapagetti. For you to easily pick your desired noodle, they also arranged the selection based on the spiciness level. The noodle prices are all less than 150 pesos.

Step 2: Pick your toppings

Once you are settled with your noodle type, you can pick your desired toppings: The prices of toppings differ but they are just around 20-30 pesos. Some of my favorites are sausage, lobster ball and samgyupsal. They also have kimchi to complete your K-food experience!

Step 3: Pay at the Counter

After completing your noodles, you just need to pay at the counter and you can start cooking already!

Step 4: Cooking time!

Since I picked cold noodles this time, I suggest that you ask assistance if you are planning to try this kind of noodle. I also ended up asking for help to properly cook them because it easily gets overcooked so to avoid that from happening, they wash it down with ice right after cooking. I picked Samgyupsal, sausage, bean sprout, seaweed and leaks for my toppings as well.

The machines they have are either in English or Korean but they are both easy to use. It only takes a few clicks to actually cook and they have a clear instruction on how to use it so you can navigate it by yourself. It has a timer depending on the type of noodle you are cooking. You just need to mix it from time to time to ensure that it is evenly cooked.

They have around 10 machines at the Cloverleaf branch so multiple customers can cook here simultaneously. I’m pretty sure that they’ll be bringing more food choices in the future since they have microwave too. I know that their other branches have breads and corndogs selection too so I am looking forward to seeing it here as well.

Time to Eat!

Here’s a before and after look of my noodles!

I have tried the spicy version of this cold noodles but the non-spicy one is a first for me. The owner of the store is present and was helping out the customers when I was cooking my noodles so I asked for help on how to properly cook it. He was also nice to help me drain it and was the one who added ice. They also have numerous staff to help you out if you need something. I am kinda worried at first if the toppings will be properly cooked especially the meat but it turned out okay.

My friend had her cheese Ramyun as well and we both enjoyed our meal. I didn’t expect the noodles would be so filling but I still managed to finish it because it tastes really good (maybe because of the seaweed flavor)!

My order total is 370 pesos only. This already includes the noodles, toppings, cooking experience, Chupa Chups sparkling drink and Melona ice cream! I went all out this time with the toppings so the bill is a bit on the higher side for noodles but if you are just picking one or two toppings and depending on the noodle you pick, it will only cost you less than 150 pesos because the noodles here are really affordable!

Check out Kim’s Ramyun at Ayala Malls Cloverleaf
Store Hours: Mall Hours
10AM-9PM (Mon-Thursday) / 10AM-10PM (Friday to Sunday)
Location: 3rd Floor beside Food Choices / Food Court


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