Saturday, August 07, 2010

EATZ: Ippudo at Mandarin Gallery

Visited the popular and hyped Ippudo at Mandarin Gallery to try out their specialty, ramen. There are no other main courses to offer on the menu, but ramen.
I thought it will be nice to try out this ramen place, since my taste buds can still remember the authent

Appetizers
Crispy Chicken Fuujin
Crispy chicken in spicy sauce


The chicken wings are definitely crispy outside and juicy inside. But spicy? No. Neither was the taste unique.

Ippudo Karakamen
Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen served with minced pork and spicy paste

The very basic version of this spicy ramen just have soup and noodles. The taste of the soup reminds me of our "Bak Teng" or canned minced pork bean paste. I felt ripped off!

The soup has a strong seafood taste, and that is all about it. Definitely not a flavour I would remember, despite being a chef's recommendation.

Verdict
Not entirely adulterated to meet Singaporean's taste buds. Ippudo stayed quite true to their authentic Japanese recipe. However, it is not something I find worth paying for, not to mention queuing. You can probably give it a miss and walk down to Orchard Ion's AOBA ramen, where you get more worth out of a similar price range.

IPPUDO
Mandarin Gallery

333A Orchard Road
#04-02/03/04
Singapore 238867
http://www.ippudo.com.sg/index.php

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