Oh did I say Adriano Zumbo’s The Lab was our number one favourite? In fact… Ippudo Ramen is our Hall of the Fame! HaHa :) Our first encounter with Ippudo Ramen was a very memorable experience, a few years ago when we walked pass a ramen restaurant in Osaka, Japan we were so surprised to see a super long queue near midnight, turned out it was one of the most popular ramen chained restaurant – Ippudo! Originated from Fukuoka in 1985, now Ippudo has arrived in Australia, how fortunate we are!
While we were waiting in the line Little Monster sat at bar and the pretty bartender gave him a mocktail! So nice!
The menu is the same as Japan’s featuring two types of ramen: Akamaru Shinaji and Shiromaru Motoaji.
I particular like the Shiromaru – it’s a Hakata classic with pork loin chashu, sesame kikurage mushrooms and menma. The tonkotsu soup base was as good as the one we had in Japan! Very rich and flavoursome!
Mr F loves the Akamaru with extra Chashu, the Tonkotsu soup noodles topped with Ippudo’s secret “Umami Dama” miso paste.
We also had Gyoza Dumplings and Ippudo BBQ Pork Bun. Very tasty!
After such a wonderful meal we went to Top Juice to get Little Monster’s favourite Banana Smoothie as well as my dear Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate :)
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