Quiet Date Night by the Roadside at Ichiraku Ramen-nan Bacolod

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Hubby and I are followers of the date night movement for couples. It doesn’t have to be a grand event, the most important thing is that we are together. And for this weekend, we had ramen on the menu at Ichiraku Ramen-nan Bacolod.

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Budget ramen for budget conscious couples on their date night.

The Ramen at Ichiraku Ramen-an Bacolod

We attended an art and photo exhibit at Tippy’s Bistro earlier and we slipped out so that hubby and I can get some quiet time together.

Craving for batchoy for several days already, we sought a place that’s quiet, comforting, as well as affordable. It was already late so Bacolod batchoy houses are already closed.

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Sumōku pōku Shio Ramen – P159.

We settled for Ichiraku Ramen-nan Bacolod — a Bacolod fusion ramen house that’s making waves among locals.

It’s located at 1360 Basil Street Helvetia Heights Brgy Villamonte, Bacolod City.

Affordable Fusion Ramen

Ichiraku Ramen-nan Bacolod is not a restaurant but rather a carinderia by the roadside. They only sell two kinds of ramen — pork and chicken. I was told they they only use chicken soup base, which sits well with people who are not into pork.

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If you are looking for authentic ramen, this is not the place to be. Even the owner says that they are not serving authentic ramen. But their food is for you if you not queasy about eating on temporary tables and chairs set up on the road.

They serve carefully prepared steaming large bowls of ramen with nicely arranged ingredients on top. You can have chili oil with it, too. If you want, you can top up on the ingredients for additional charges but honestly, one bowl is already a lot!

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The chef on duty preparing your order in front of you.

I like the flavor of their proteins. The pork and chicken are well-seasoned but I was just looking for a bit more flavor in the broth. I cannot pinpoint what I am missing, but I just think it could still be improved. But for the price, this is definitely good already.

Eating by the Roadside

The chicken ramen (Karaage Tori Shio Ramen) is only P138 while the pork variant (Sumōku pōku Shio Ramen) is P159. Hubby and I ordered one of each plus a 12 oz. bottle of Coke.

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Karaage Tori Shio Ramen – P138.

It was a nice, starry night with a cool breeze gently blowing around us. We settled on a small wooden table that was set up literally on the road. One lane of the street was closed but the other lane was still passable. Cars passed by behind us that we moved our table nearer the sidewalk.

That night was reminiscent of our early years as a couple. We didn’t have a lot of money and didn’t have a car either. Our staples were fried chicken, Bacolod chicken inasal, and balut sold by the roadside.

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The rather lonely street where Ichiraku Ramen-nan is located. It’s just made exciting by the lively traffic of people eating here. However, it is not as bright as in the photo — that’s courtesy of my phone.

We were happy then and we are still happy now with our simple meal by the roadside. Cost us P317 and we were so full!

Note: They are only open from 5pm daily.

Date Nights for Couples

As I’ve said, hubby and I believe in date nights. We do not do it regularly, but as much as we can, we get away from the kids so that we can be alone.

Thankfully, our kids are bigger now and we have family members as well as household help that we can leave them with.

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Our simple date night over street food. And yes, we do bring a water bottle when we go out. This one is a thermo tumbler from CBTL that we received as a gift last Christmas. Related: CBTL: Mondays Made Better With You

We have our date nights just so we could talk, plan things, or just spend time being together without the kids’ constant bantering. While we love our kids and we mostly travel as a family, we also need our couple’s time to strengthen our relationship. You should do that, too. <3

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Dennis and Sigrid are married Bacolod bloggers., hence the blog name, Marriage Markers. They love to eat and travel and they adore their little girls. They love each other to bits. <3 They are proud members of the Negrense Blogging Society Inc. (NBSI) or the #NegrenseBloggers #BacolodBloggers.

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