The Best Ramen in Town: IPPUDO

I am not a huge fan of noodles. Or goto. But that's another story. Haha. Whenever my matakaw sister would invite me to eat Ramen (she's obsessed with it), I always, always come up with an excuse to not go. Haha. But I think, I might have already changed my mind after last night! My friends from Bridges and also Yabu (hi Denise & Erika!) invited me to the exclusive, private tasting event of the world famous ramen place IPPUDO, SM Megamall Fashion Hall and I went home a convert. It's actually life changing for me. Haha. Here are photos!

Ooh, love the exterior! Legiiit. It's like you're really going inside a secret ramen place. Hihi.

Founded in 1985 by Shigemi Kawahara, the internationally-renowned Ramen King, IPPUDO PH is the newest addition to other global stores in places such as New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Sydney, Malaysia and Thailand. Backed up by a huge following around the world, recognitions from the top dogs in the culinary industry, and boasting of acclaims such as earning Yelp 2010 Best Restaurant in the USA, Zagat, Ippudo has definitely raised the standards of Philippine ramen culture.

 Chose the most spicy among the 3--- Karaka-Men! 


 How to enjoy Ramen :)

Here are some of the appetizers / side-dishes I was able to try...
 Pork Bun
This is just delicious. I ate it separately though. Pork was cooked just right (sweet and salty, perfect combi!) and the bun is my fave! I could eat 10 of these in one sitting.

This one I finished! I love how cucumbers refreshes one's palette. Love the combination of sweetness, saltiness and spiciness. 

Curry Cheese Harumaki
My fave! If you love curry puff, you'll love this. It's crunchy and it's cooked to perfection. Loveeeee.

Dashimaki Tamago with Mentaiko
In short, egg roll. It's perfect with the dip. Dip tasted like mayo. I like.

Now here's my ramen!!!
 heaven in a bowl...

Ippudo's original tonkotsu broth served with thin wavy noodles, pork belly & spring onions. The special spicy minced meat, miso paste & fragrant garlic oil, add a kick to the senses.

 In short, masarap sha sobra!!!! Once you pop, you can't stop levels. Hehe.

 Here are some of the dishes I wasn't able to try, but I'm certain would rock your world too...
 Shiromaru Motoaji
Original tonkotsu broth served with ultra thin noodles, pork loin, bean sprouts, kukurage & spring onions. Classic Hakata-style ramen. 

Akamaru Shinaji
Original tonkotsu broth enhanced with special blended miso paste & fragrant garlic oil. Served with thin noodles, pork belly, kukurage & spring onions. A refined modern style ramen.

 Bakuretsu Tofu

 Black Sesame Ice Cream - wish I was able to taste this! Next time!:)

Crispy Corn 

 Eel rice in Stone Pot

 Green Tea Ice Cream - another one on my list!

 Hakata Meshi

 Ippudo Salad - look yummy and healthy!

 Soy Panna Cotta

 Tepan Tonkotsu Spicy Rice

 Tonkotsu Garlic Rice

Tori Karaage

Agadeshi Tofu

 Ippudo's redient chef, Chef Doi, in action!

 May problema at si Sarah oh. Haha!

 Bloggers in action

 we just had to follow him inside the kitchen. haha!

 food coma

The clingies with Yabu girls Denise & Erika!:)

Go treat yourself to a hearty bowl with your friends and family! I promise, you will love the food, the place, ambiance and their world class service. :) IPPUDO opens on Sept. 10 so go early to avoid the long line! See you there! :)

Behind this culinary introduction is the Standard Hospitality Group under the leadership of John Concepcion. With years of experience in the food industry, Concepcion and SHG are set to continue to pamper Filipinos and their love for hearty, quality dining in the Philippines.

For more information, please visit IPPUDO PH’s website at www.ippudoph.com or Like them on Facebook at http://facebook.com/IppudoPH and Instagram/Twitter @ippudoph #ippudoph.


  1. Wow, I think that Ippudo has a wider menu than the one in NYC! I love ramen, but I'd really like to try that ice cream!

  2. Thanks for your sharing

  3. Looks so delicious, Thanks for your sharing.


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