In the F&B industry for the year of 2013 and 2014, the hype of high quality fine foods started with gourmet burgers and now with pork ramens. More and more high quality ramen surfaced in all major shopping malls around Klang Valley and Selangor. Hail from Hakata, Fukuoka City Japan which is the famous place for ramen. Ippudo was started by Shigemi Kawahara a.k.a. the Ramen King who is also the founder of Chikaranomoto Company (The brand owner of the global chain of Ippudo).
Ippudo started its first outlet in Pavillion KL follow by The Gardens Midvalley and latest at Bangsar Shopping Centre.
Yosuke Nishiguci san the operation consultant from Ippudo Japan briefing us a little about the company and showing us the right way to enjoy Tsukemen ramen. You can rest assure the quality and authenticity of the ramen served by Ippudo as they station their Japan staff in KL for quality and management.
For beginners who first indulge in ramen, ALWAYS try their SHIRO or better known as white soup. These white soup is the signature for the ramen brand which need a long time brewing using best quality pork.
For season connoisseurs would want to opt for the Tsukemen which is a dry version that accompany with a Thick Broth.
Hakata Tsukemen – RM26
Do not drink this broth directly. It is highly concentrated and salty. It is meant to dip with the ramen which is literally tasteless and depend on the broth to spice it up. If you find it overly salty for you, you may add hot water in it that make it more easy to consume. The hot soup were the finale to be finish off with hot water to complete the meal hence you see in Japan sometime customers do not order drinks. The soup itself is pleasant enough to be drink as a drink itself.
If you find that the ramen is too little for you, you may order the sushi to accompany it. There 3 sushi above is Spicy Tuna Roll, Unagi Cheese Roll and Salmon Avocado Bacon Roll. Each are served on individual portion based. The photo above were taken during blogger intro and we get to sample 1 each.
I personally rank this as one of the Top 3 ramen in Malaysia and KL/Selangor area. So what are you waiting for? Head to Ippudo Ramen and try them out.
For more promo and info do checkout their Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/IppudoMalaysia