From Hakata or Kyushu-style tonkotsu made with long-simmered rich, milky, pork-bone tonkotsu broth, to simple soy sauce based soup, we’ve seen a spate of ramen joints open in Klang Valley. And as to find authentic Japanese flavours with a little bit of innovation, we would have to agree that Ippudo has set quite a standard above.
Needless to mention their influential profile as it might take a while to read, check out our first visit to their very first outlet in Pavilion KL HERE.
Opening their doors to the 3rd outlet just last month at Bangsar Shopping Centre (2nd outlet at The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley), Ippudo, that specialized in tonkotsu ramen & with bowls filled with bouncy noodles, has expanded their menu widely with a rather different concept compared to their Pavilion & The Gardens Mall outlet.
Besides the normal dining area, they also accommodated a bar area with a hanging booze cabinet & pretty martini glasses hanging. More of an outdoor dining & drinking area best suited for patrons who like a cocktail after work or quench their thirst on some fresh draughts for happy hours, paired with Ippudo’s nibbles & ramen of course! Yes, you can definitely pair ramen with cocktail. Read about it HERE!
Also an area where you can date your football friends to watch a match together too. A rather new & modern concept for a ramen joint we thought 🙂
It’s almost a norm for us to order Ocha (green tea) whenever we’re dining in a Japanese restaurant. However at Ippudo, smoothie is one of their specialty. Try them! Very rich & refreshing 🙂
Kiwi Smoothie – RM18
Kiwi,cucumber & orange juice
Strawberry Smoothie – RM18
Strawberry & Avocado
Pomegranate Smoothie – RM18
Pomegranate, Blueberry & Banana
They are also offering Lunch Set which is quite a deal comparing to have just a bowl of ramen alone.
Lunch Set A: Ramen of your choice + Crispy pork salad + drink : RM30
Lunch Set B: Ramen of your choice + Lunch Box + drink :RM35
Choose 1 Ramen of your choice from the 4 selections: Akamaru Sinaji (with miso paste), Karakamen (with special spicy miso) , Ippudo Kuro (only available at Ippudo BSC), Shiromaru Motoaji (original)
Thick, chewy noodles served in Tonkotsu broth, topped with BBQ pork, flavoured black fungus, spring onions, spicy blended miso paste & fragrant garlic. FYI, this preparation is only available at Ippudo Bangsar Shopping Centre, making it a specialty and must order when you visit this outlet. The noodles are thicker with more texture & the broth is more intense with a fragrant spicy kick. For ramen lovers who loves mega flavours, this would be your new favourite.
Ippudo’s original tonkotsu broth served with ultra-thin noodles, pork loin, bean sprouts, kikurage & spring onions. Still my personal favourite classic Hakata-style ramen 🙂 Light, tasty & creamy too!
Choose 1 Side Dish
Crispy pork salad
Grilled romaine lettuce with crispy bacon & Caesar dressing. The crispy bacon really added the extra crunchy texture as well as the awakening fragrant smell to this salad.
A petite wooden bento box with rice topped with diced salmon, grilled eel, salmon roe, egg and diced cucumber. So cute & yummy!
& finally Choose 1 drink: Iced / Hot green tea or Soft drinks
Ippudo Pork Bun – RM7
One of the most ordered signature dish, the steamed soft bun is enclosed with a piece of “melt-in-your-mouth” braised pork drenched in Ippudo’s homemade sauce.
Sweet Crispy Corn – RM13
One tasty nibble that we love, the deep fried spherical corn is coated with a little chilli powder for the extra flavours too.
Seared Salmon Roe with Mentaiko – RM28
Would never say no to the spicy cod roe (mentaiko) that has a well balanced flavours with the fresh salmon. Once assembled, they are then glazed with their special sauce.
Deep Fried Chicken Wings – RM13
Being skeptical, I was a little puzzled with Ippudo’s chicken wings being one of their signature dish. All along I thought fried chicken was a Korean specialty instead 🙂
Take a bite and you’ll be amazed with its crispiness & juiciness no joke. For a different flavour, take a dip into their special chilli powder for an extra kick!
Cheesebaked Potato Salad with Tobiko (flying fish roe) – RM19
Waffle Cake with Blueberry Puree – RM14
Our sweet ending. Waffle and ice cream, always perfectly married.
Lot G110 Ground Floor,
Bangsar Shopping Centre,
59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Tel: +603 2011 6238