Hello lovelies!! I'm right now, this moment blogging this blog post using my iPad which I'm not used to do it and because of my house laptop is not working and he's at the factory in the process of repairing and that would take sometime to be fixed and damn, I need to get used to blog by using iPad >.<
WARNING: THIS IS A NON-HALAL POST.
I was invited by Josh Lim from Adverlets to attend Ippudo official launch @ Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur. I can say that this is my first ever food review, which I meant by being invited for food review and I brought over my cousin to taste the originality of Japanese Ramen noodles. Of course, I'm a Japanese food lover! :D
Let me introduce you a background of Ippudo if you don't really know,
Ippudo is a worldwide famous Japanese Ramen restaurant which originally from Hakata, a district located in Fukuoka City in Kyushu, Japan. Their first restaurant was opened in 1985. Gradually they expanded their business in different locations in the whole of Japan and now Ippudo has been internationally famous worldwide.
|Ohai, posing with the fan lol.|
Appetizer was served when we finally sat one of the tables there and one of their waitress served us in a really polite way which I like. :)
Goma Q - RM9
A refreshing and healthy cold cucumber dish that enhance our taste buds before serving the main dishes. Simply delicious with seasoning. Plus, I'm a cucumber lover. :D
Unique and funny looking sesame bottle. :D
Cripsy Corn - RM8
Personally I don't really like corn but I do like the taste of the smokey deep fried corn with some seasoning but makes me difficult to eat because of the part of the comb that is still intact.
Curry Cheese Haru Maki - RM10
The name of itself well said ; cheese with a combination of curry seems something that never tried before but once I gave a bite, the cheese melted into my mouth with the combination of curry which tasted like curry puff at first and it's really cripsy too! :)
Pork Bun - RM7
Ippudo's famous signature dish with combination of steamed bun with fat juicy pork and it felt like Chinese hamburger but overall, I like the taste of sweet sauce with the pork. Perfect combination.
Here comes the main dishes of the night.
Shiromaru Motoaji - RM26
The original Ramen noodles at Ippudo, I ordered this dish and their renowned Tonkotsu Broth which boiled with pork bones in high temperature for many hours. Great combination of thin noodles with the broth and not to mention, few slices of belly pork Chashu, wonderful classic Hakata style to dine in at Ippudo.
Akamaru Shinaji - RM28
The broth is made from pork broth with special blended miso paste and goes with fragrant garlic oil. The dish is slightly spicy but it was aromatically delicious.
Karaka-men - RM28
Karaka-men was the spiciest among the all dishes of the night, the broth is almost the same texture with Shiromaru Motoaji but added with special blended spicy miso paste and ground pork. My cousin doesn't really like the dish because the dish is too spicy for her which doesn't fit her taste buds.
Spicy Shrimp Mayo - RM15
Deep fried shrimp that goes with spicy mayonnaise dip which gives a extra 'ummph' to the prawn and I was okay with the dish because I'm not a fan of prawns. ;/
Hakata-Style Soup Gyoza - RM15
Gyoza, Japanese Style of dumplings with thick Tonkotsu broth with some ginger and tons of spring onions and this dish reminds me of the Chinese soup dumplings that I had ate while I was in Beijing.
I love the part inside the dumpling. yum!
However, I didn't went home empty handed and Ippudo gave all guests a goodie bag filled with Ippudo merchandise and also, the waiter & waitress was uber-friendly and said goodbye in Japanese with a big smile while on the way out.
There's this cute looking packaging with some Japanese words in it which look really traditional in appearance.
This is how it looks like inside - cute looking with a 2 eyes & one nose which looks like seal lol
My curiousity hits me and I decided to ask Ippudo via Facebook of what kind of food that is.
This dessert is called "Hiyoko", a traditional Japanese confectionary.
Sweet confectionery with Yam fillings inside.
Ippudo Ramen Malaysia (一風堂)
Lot C4.07.00, Connection Level 4
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
(Located same floor as Chatime)
Contact: 603-2110 6233
Business hours : 11am till 11pm daily
Do check out their Facebook with more yummy updates!