Hakata Ippudo Ramen Opening at The Gardens Mall

Early last week, I was invited to attend the new opening of Hakata Ippudo Japanese Ramen shop at The Gardens Mall, Midvalley. I am a big fan of Japanese ramen where Ippudo are the top ranked ramen shop which I frequently visits.

The opening was officiated by HE The Ambasador of Japan in Malaysia.

The interior design of the restaurants were classy and a bit like a bar. However it still maintain its signature design that carries from their first outlet located at Pavillion KL. There are currently 98 IPPUDO stores in 9 countries all over the world, and this second branch in Malaysia will be the 99th store.

Pork Bun

Steamed bun with braised pork and ippudo’s original sauce. This pork buns were good but a good starter before the meal. This won’t get you full nor satisfy you. It will get you crave for more porks. The meat were tender and tasty which resemble a Chinese Man Tau with a piece of fine pork patty.

Buta Karaage

Deep Fried pork loin with special sauce for a change. You normally get tori karaage at Japanese restaurants. I love their Buta! Pig!

Goma Q

Fresh cucumber with sesame dressing

Curry Cheese Haru Maki

Deep fried curry and cheese spring rolls

On the ramen menu side, I love their simple and straight to the point direction. With 1 soup based with added additional soup paste, it transform into another fantastically crafted bowl of noodles.


Original tonkotsu based broth with special spicy miso, cashew nuts and ground pork.

Hard noodles is the signature which I find it resembles the wantan mee which I normally had at Koon Kee Uptown. Every slurp up are satisfying to the max! The best way to enjoy it is a slurp up the noodle then follow by a mouth full of soup.

Shiromaru Motoaji

Ippudo’s original tonkotsu broth served with ultra thin noodles, pork loin, bean sprouts, kikurage and spring onions. Classic Hakata-style ramen. I would recommend this for first timer here. This is my personal favorite out of all. However I would advise you to try it without the bean sprout as it is overpowering the soup and kinda miss the kick.

Akamaru Shinaji

Ippudo’s original tonkotsu broth enhanced with special- blended miso paste and fragrant garlic oil. Served with thin noodles, belly chashu, kikurage and spring onions. A refine modern style ramen.

Ippudo Veggie Noodle

Classic silky noodles tossed in Ippudo’s house special sauce served with assorted veges. A crispy and refreshing combination where the textures are light and balance.

1) Pavilion KL – Connection Level 4 (11am – 11pm)
2) Gardens Mall – Level 3 (10am – 10pm)

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