Cansi is a favorite soup of people in Bacolod. The cansi soup is made after hours of slow-cooking beef shoulders until the meat is tender and almost falling off the bones. The soup is made rich with the bone marrow that gets almost melted from boiling. The dish is comforting during the rainy days and an awesome dish to share during hot days.
For the life of me, I never thought that you can create a fusion dish from cansi soup. We have always enjoyed it this way. Sure we have kansi steak, the same part of beef served on a sizzling plate with gravy. It doesn’t have soup. So it’s usually eaten as viand—perfect with rice.
So when I discovered that there is such a thing as Cansi Ramen in a Bacolod restaurant – that is something worth trying.
My husband and I both love cansi and ramen (or Japanese food in general). To find them both in one bowl is more than interesting.
As in the tradition of ramen, the cansi ramen is served in a big bowl with the main ingredients carefully arranged on the surface. You can clearly see the beef bone in the middle. It is the centerpiece of this ramen dish.
When the bowl is placed in front of you, you already get a feast for the eyes and a comforting aroma that wafts in the air. It promises a satisfying meal.
How to Eat Kansi Ramen
After a quick photo opp (because for sure you’re gonna want to take a photo of this), immediately steep the vegetables in the hot soup. The cabbage is raw but it will cook quickly with the boiling hot soup.
For a more efficient dining experience, you may want to ask for an extra plate so that you can take out the bone and mix the ingredients well. Detach the meat from the bone as well as the bone marrow and mix into the soup. Try to consume immediately. If you must share the cansi ramen, distribute the contents into smaller bowls and partake as soon as you can. The restaurant is air conditioned so it will not take long for the “sebo” to creep in.
Flavors of Kansi Ramen
The cansi ramen features the flavors of the cansi soup that we love. But, unlike the thin, watery, and sour soup of our usual cansi, this soup is kind of rich and a bit thick, just like the consistency of a ramen soup. It has vegetables, a whole cut of bone, and some corn. And at this Bacolod restaurant, they only use fresh Japanese ramen noodles. It’s perfect.
My husband and I and two kids shared one bowl. But I believe that others can finish the entire bowl and make it your complete meal (it has protein, carbs, and fiber). If you want extra soup, they serve it with additional charge.
Kansi Ramen Schedule
Sadly, cansi ramen is only available for during the entire third week of the month. It is just a special that they offer. You can check their FB page when you can have it.
Cansi Ramen available every 3rd week of the month only
Where to get Cansi Ramen
So which Bacolod restaurant serves this really good fusion dish of our favorite cansi? Here it is:
Izumi Japanese Kitchen
Located at Nolan Bldg., B.S. Aquino Drive, Bacolod City Negros Occidental, Philippines
Open daily, 10am-10pm
Maria Sigrid D. Lo is a multi-awarded Bacolod lifestyle blogger and social media advocate. It is her desire to make the city known to the world through her online presence. She promotes Bacolod restaurants, food tourism, social media etiquette, breastfeeding, and a greener Bacolod City in her blogs and talks. She loves taking photos, mostly of her children and of food. She is a proud member of the Negrense Blogging Society Inc. (NBSI) or the #NegrosBloggers.