The Ramen Diaries, Part 2 – Ippudo

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.

Ippudo Akamaru Shinaji

Ippudo Akamaru Shinaji

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.

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2 responses to “The Ramen Diaries, Part 2 – Ippudo

  1. MM ramen is one of my favorite dishes!

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