All these ramen photos and talks got me craving for a good bowl of ramen too! Luckily, we also have Ippudo here in Singapore and it's located right at the middle of Orchard Road and in 3 other oulets making it so accessible whenever that major craving for ramen hits. However, this particular visit to Ippudo dates back to the time when my family came to visit me. I just love it whenever family comes to visit as it gives us the best reason to eat out more and to try a couple of new restaurants that has been sitting on my list all these time. Of course, nothing can beat spending a couple of days or if I'm lucky, a week with the 3 VVIPs of my life. Despite having 2 daughters who love to eat, my parents are no voracious eaters. Multiple times I've mentioned how much of a healthy eater my Mommy, in particular is. Papa loves steak and his occasional Crispy Pata but over-all they both have small appetites. Now, I wonder where did Pan and I got our gluttonic genes from.
We each had our own choice of ramen or rice dishes. Papa went for the Shiromaru Motoaji which is a simple bowl of Ippudo's original tonkotsu broth ramen served with two slices of cha shu, black fungus and spring onions. While I'm no ramen expert, I do know that what distinguishes the tonkotsu style ramen apart from the others is its milky pork broth that is full of flavor you'll just want to finish it all! Papa enjoyed his bowl of ramen and was so sweet to give me a small serving to try. I love that the noodles had a good bite and the soup was really good. This is coming from someone who's not a big fan of soup. The cha siu was very tender and I guess the simplicity of this ramen perfectly suits our taste.
I haven't back at Ippudo SG yet but I think a second visit will follow suit after writing this entry. I need my ramen..NOW!
Want to try Ippudo in Manila? Check the reviews made by my favorite blogger friends:
IPPUDO Philippines: #WorldFamousRamen Now in Manila! by Anton Diaz
RAMEN GET YOUR LOVE: IPPUDO RAMEN, NOW IN MANILA! by Richie Zamora
Ippudo Manila opens at SM Megamall by Rowena Lei
As for Ippudo SG, visit Mandarin Gallery, #04-02/03/04, Orchard Road. They also have branches in UE Square along Mohamed Sultan Road, Asia Square Tower 2 and in Westgate. Call them at 6235-2897 (Mandarin Gallery branch). Follow them on Facebook too!