September is a month of celebrations and one of the highlights of mine is his birthday. :)
While I was planning where to treat him out for his special day, I remembered that this boy is a fan of ramen. He had always asked me where can he find a ramen house near our area and to grant him his cravings we dined in Ippudo.
Ippudo has been around since 1985 and can be found almost all around the globe, including London, New York, Sydney, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and South Korea.
Before we get started on what we ordered, here are a few tips on how to eat their great ramen. Sip-Slurp and Top, every bit of their ramen is worth each cent and each calorie.
And it’s time to order! We each had our ramen - Akamaru Shinaji and Karaka Chashu.
I had Akamaru Shinaji (Php 390.00) , this is Ippudo’s original tonkotsu broth enhanced with special blended miso paste and fragrant garlic oil. Served with thin noodles, pork belly, kikurage and spring onions.
And he had Karaka Chashu (Php 460.00) - Karaka-Men with simmered pork belly. This is Ippudo’s original tonkotsu broth served with thin wavy noodles, pork belly, and spring onions. This also has their special spicy minced meat, miso past and fragrant garlic oil.
We had the hardness of our noodles as medium and we still enjoyed the goodness of the ramen, but they would recommend you to have it hard. Gave both ramen a taste and I would still go for Akamaru Shinaji, as I like the garIic taste and I find Karaka Chashu a bit too salty for my taste buds.
I’ve heard one of the things that you must take a bite on in their menu is Ippudo’s Pork Buns, however, the day we tried this restaurant they still didn’t have their pork buns available. :( This is going to be another reason to go back and dine here! :)
And they as well served us with free hot tea - I love tea! :)
So far, this is the ramen that I enjoyed. Their broth wasn’t too oily and their noodles really tasted great besides that it was a bit salty. I would definitely come back here. :)
3F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
Telephone: +632 470-1837
Operating Hours: Open Daily 10.00am to 10.00pm
Facebook: Ippudo Philippines
Note: No reservations and expect long lines this BER season.
And to cap off our celebration, here is a cake from Joy San Gabriel. Thank you to our friends who have worked with me for this surprise and to Joy who did a really great job in decorating the cakes. :)
I’ve asked Joy to make me mini cakes that is designed like a small gift box. And here is her lovely creation, it sure did not only look pretty but it tastes great.
These were apple and carrot cakes, the first time that I was able to eat and enJOYed such fruit cakes. Thank you for the experience Joy!
Recommending her cakes to those who are thinking of getting customized goods. :)
Joy San Gabriel - http://joysangabrielcakes.blogspot.com/