Nadai Fujisoba – In Search of No-Pork Based Noodle Soup


The invasion of Japanese ramen restaurants in the Philippines is a testament to how Filipinos love noodles. In addition, the fact that I can live with eating noodles everyday confirms the Japanese blood that runs in my veins. Noodles are not only my comfort food but a sure essential to my pantry. I have tried to minimize instant noodles and instead, I have opted for fresh noodles regardless if it is Japanese, Chinese, Korean or Vietnam. However, I have been having a hard time searching for noodle soup whose base is made of beef, fish or soy. Most ramen houses use pork.

That’s why I am very happy to know to finally find Nadai Fujisoba, a restaurant that serves Japanese style noodles whose base is made of fish, either soba and udon style.

Soba type of noodles are made from buckwheat and wheat flour. It is available dried or fresh and may be served with hot broth or cold and with dipping sauce. Udon, on the other hand, are the thickest of the noodles served in Japanese Cuisine. Udon are white, wheat-based noodles, also served with hot broth or cold and with dipping sauce.

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Apart from its delicious taste, it is also believed that Japanese noodles have health benefits, especially the buckwheat  due to its being high in good quality proteins, minerals, dietary fiber, micro-nutrients. They are also relatively low in fat that good for liver function, blood pressure and cardiovascular health.

Nadai Fusisoba is located at the lower ground of SM Aura in Taguig. It is not quite big in terms of space, true to the Japanese -themed restaurant. Walls are painted with Japanese writings and drawing. While small, it is well lighted and not so crowded. It was our second time already to eat here and I actually told myself that I wanted a cold soba next time I visit. But the, I still fell for its best-seller, the Niku Fuji Soba. A bowl of Niku Fuji Soba with a flavorful beef base soup is priced at P260 as of this writing. It is relatively affordable although serving size is not quite enough for my appetite. Maybe a pudding dessert next time will satisfy me.

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Apart from noodles soup, this popular chain originating from Japan also serves curry rice, tendon and beef bowl since 1966. I am glad to know that the Philippines is the next country that it has expanded to after Taiwan.

I look forward to visit Nadai Fujisoba and hopefully, I’ll really get to try it cold noodles as well as Teisyuko set which is a choice of their Donburi rice bowl and pair with any choice of their soba and udon noodles.

Nadai Fujisona:

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Official Website here

Open: From 11am to 11pm


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Kit is a self-taught photographer who possesses an insatiable desire to capture and freeze through his lens remarkable moments that revolve around travel, food, sports and special events. A registered nurse by profession, Kit traces back his passion for visual media when his camera has become his constant companion to his various medical missions and travels. His photographic works can be viewed at the and, website he established that feature collections of photographs and blogs about the many travel and food tripping adventures of his family and friends. He also undertakes freelance assignments for online and print publications, most recently at Motorcycle Magazine where he is a contributor. He may be reached at

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