Ippudo is located on level 5, Westfield Shopping Centre on Pitt St, Sydney. It’s one of the more expensive Ramen shops and it’s so classy that they don’t have a sign with their English name at the front of the store. I ordered the Akamaru Shinaji, a miso/garlic soup with a yummy curry ball on top and a tonkotsu broth.
The ramen broth was delicately flavoured and the flavour slowly transofrmed into a curry like flavour halfway through when the curry ball finally disintegrated. I really enjoyed this, as it was like eating two different soups.
Ippudo uses high quality ingredients. I found the chashu here was better than Gumshara’s which is a major deciding factor when choosing where to get a ramen fix. The noodles were thin and tasty, getting thicker over time as they slowly soaked up the soup.
The broth is lighter than Gumshara, but no less tasty. It’s a bit more expensive at $17 for my meal (though it included the egg). While still fragrant with garlic oil, it is not as sharp as the Gumshara version. Highly recommended.
This is the second of a series of reviews for ramen found in and around Sydney, NSW.