Friday, July 29, 2011

Singapore Eats: Ippudo SG


This is what this post is all about. Honest to goodness, authentic Japanese ramen. My friends go to Ippudo in Mandarin Gallery when it's rainy and they want comfort food. But I would go here rain or shine. Their ramen is simply superb. The pork broth is packed with flavor without the porky taste, and the noodles have the right amount of bite (because you can actually choose if you want your noodles medium or hard).

Look! Look! These makes me want to eat ramen now.

Shiromaru Tamago: Original recipe tonkotsu soup with thin noodles, rosu chashu (pork loin), cabbage, kikurage, spring onion & flavored egg

Akamaru Kaseneaji: original recipe enhanced with Ippudo's special blended miso paste and fragrant garlic oil. Served with thin noodles, buta bara (pork belly), kikurage & spring onion. Ippudo's original, refined, modern-day ramen.

Karaka Tamago: original Ippudo pork broth with special spicy miso, ground pork with flavored egg

Ippudo SG is the Singapore outpost of the Ippudo ramen chain of Japan which was started in 1985 by Shigemi Kawahara, the Ramen King. To maintain the same exacting standards, Ippudo is the only ramen restaurant in Singapore that produces its own noodles.

As any lover of ramen knows, the secret is in the balance of noodles & broth. And while the noodles are excellent, the secret really lies in the broth. According to their website, "Ippudo SG’s famed tonkotsu broth is produced from an elaborate process of cooking pork bones for more than 20 hours, then blending the broth from three cooking stages to achieve a creamy, delicate soup with a light aroma." All I can say is, it tastes as good as as described. A long line snakes out from the entrance, and if you're impressionable like me (hahaha), that is proof enough that the place lives up to the hype.

There are 2 Ippudos in Singapore. I have never been to the one in UE Square, so for now I would recommend going to the one in Mandarin Gallery. Ok, who's up for ramen? I know I am!

Ippudo SG
333A Orchard Road
#04-02/03/04 Mandarin Gallery

Tel: +65 6235 2797

Mon to Sat: 11am-11pm (Last order at 10pm)
Sundays: 11am-10pm (Last order at 9pm )


Anonymous said...

of course it's cold and raining here in manila. and i'm drooling as i read this.

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy! Is there an Ippudo in NY? I remember Francine recommending a similar-sounding Jap resto

jaki said...

ahhh...i missed ippudo, the only ramen place i visit frequently when i was in osaka. thank you for the post, it brought back good memories.

cd_mfo said...

Kris! Yes! Same company! :)

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