Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ippudo Ramen Review at Mandarin Gallery

Rob Raccoon tries out Ippudo Ramen at Mandarin Gallery, Orchard Road.

There was no queue but the shop was fully occupied during dinner time.

Raccoon orders daddy's favorite Sapporo beer!

Happy hour promotion - $5 for the Sapporo. Rob is grinning all over it :D

The $6 gyoza (dumplings) are extremely underwhelming.

$3 Pork Bun is quite a surprise! The braised pork has a unique shoyu flavor. The taste sneaks through the bun as you munch it slowly in your mouth.

"Let's eat!"

The shop's signature dish - Shiromaru Motoaji. It's a shio (salt) based tonkotsu (pork bone) broth. They will ask you whether you want soft, medium or hard for the noodles. Their definition of medium is soft, so always order HARD.

The other signature dish - Akamaru Kasaneaji. The blob in the middle is their special blended miso paste and the black oil is garlic oil. The soup has stronger pork taste and saltier than the previous and the meat given is sliced pork belly instead of loin. Rob loves it! This soup base gives Santouka Shio at clarke quay a run for the money but the price to value ratio does not equate. For $15, the serving is quite small and there is only 1 slice of chashu meat given. Still, Rob Raccoon will be back to revisit this joint for the Sapporo beer and Kasaneaji ramen. So until next time...

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  1. Hi Rob, could i date you for the next Ippudo ramen session? :shy:

  2. Wow, those foods look yummy!! :)