Yeah guys! I've thought this is a place that you're waiting for and now they're officially open in Jakarta. So, you don't need to go abroad for having a bowl of this!
IPPUDO was founded in 1985 in Japan's ramen capital of Hakata by Shigemi Kawahara, the internationally renowned Ramen King. There are over 80 stores in Japan and 40 globally in New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, London, etc. And now, IPPUDO has become the most popular ramen restaurant over the years.
'IPPUDO' in direct translation means "one wind hall", and this is named because at the time, there were dark clouds over the Kyushu ramen industry, and the founder CEO Kawahara intended to "blow wind and revolutionise the era". And he was crowned Ramen King (2005) and holds a place in the Ramen Hall of Fame after winning the championship three times in a row between 1995-1998, on "TV Champion Ramen Chef", a reputable Japanese television show produced by TV Tokyo. So, what do you think about this ramen?
Okay, it's time for us to taste how good it is! And when you enter a Japanese restaurant, not another if I choose Japanese green tea (perhaps better known as Ocha) as my drink, which is said it has a lot of benefits.
|IPPUDO Pork Bun|
IPPUDO Pork Bun (IDR 28.000) was a juicy braised pork belly served with IPPUDO's special sauce, and this is one of their best-seller around the world. FAVOURITE! When pork belly never goes wrong and ready to dance on your belly!
|Seared Salmon Roll with Mentaiko|
Seared Salmon Roll with Mentaiko (IDR 78.000) was a lightly seared fresh salmon roll seasoned with delicious mentaiko and topped with cod roe. This is one of the most delicious salmon I've ever met. This salmon is so smooth and when you eat it, the savory like melted in your mouth. I'm hooked and we ordered this for two portion! A-MUST-TO-TRY!
Shiromaru Special (IDR 90.000) was served with salted soft-boiled egg, pork loin, pork belly and seaweed. This was IPPUDO's original tonkotsu broth served with ultra this noodles, pork loin, bean sprouts, kikurage and spring onions, such a classic Hakata-style ramen. I really love with its broth!
Akamaru Special (IDR 95.000) was also served with salted soft-boiled egg, pork belly and seaweed. It was also an original tonkotsu broth enhanced with special blended miso paste and fragrant garlic oil. A refined, modern-style ramen. It would be very suitable for you who like miso, but to be honest, I prefer the original one. Surely, it depends according to your personal taste.
Karaka Special (IDR 99.000) was served again with salted soft-boiled egg, pork belly and seaweed. Just another IPPUDO's original tonkotsu broth with special spicy miso, cashew nuts, bean sprouts and ground pork. I can't eat this type of ramen, because it was spicy enough for me (I hate spicy food, haha)
Look at the egg, so tempting! Each portion of ramen served with salted soft-boiled egg. That egg is very tasty and I really liked it, might make you addicted! Haha.
Oh ya, in here you also can choose the hardness of your noodles : soft / normal / hard / very hard. And I choose for the hard one, it really suitable for me! You can feel a slight sensation of crisp texture of the noodles.
So, give yourself to try this ramen, but don't expect too much. Honestly, I've to say IPPUDO in Singapore was better than this, probably due to the adjustment to the taste of Indonesian. Even till today, there are often long queues during lunch and dinner. Good luck!
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Pacific Place, 5th Floor
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53
Phone : (021) 5797 3339
Opening Hours : 11.00 - 15.00 and 18.00 - 21.30
Instagram : ippudoindonesia
Website : www.ippudo.co.id