Making ramen broth is labor-intensive, thus the high price.
A bowl of ramen can set you back at least PhP300. It doesn’t come cheap and for good reason. Creating the soup base alone takes time and effort. Ramen restaurants cook their broth for hours, some even up to 16 hours. Considering the time to make the noodles and cook the toppings, coming up with just one bowl is a labor-intensive feat. You can have a do-it-yourself (DIY) version by boiling together pork and chicken bones with aromatics and spices for three hours. But if you don’t have that kind of time or patience, ordering is the way to go.