After a long day of slaving away at work, I always seek comfort food. To me, a warm broth on a cool night is always very comforting. But few places make broths as good as Ippudo does. The steaming hot soup coupled with soft springy ramen and I'm as happy as a clam.
Of course, being a Japanese establishment, they also do serve great maki and an assortment of side dishes. Though I haven't gotten the chance to try many, one of my favourites is their soft steamed pork bun (RM7). The lotus bun is steamed and then lined with a piece of lettuce, filled up with a generous slab of pork belly marinated with teriyaki sauce and topped off with a bit of Japanese mayonnaise.
Their maki, like the unagi one shown below, is also very well prepared and it's quite obvious that they are generous with the ingredients.
Of course, the specialty at this restaurant is still their piping hot bowls of ramen.
If one bowl of noodles isn't enough for you, you can always order extra ramen prepared in the way you prefer (soft or hard).
Ippudo Malaysia can found at The Gardens, Midvalley; Pavilion and Bangsar Shopping Centre. The internationally acclaimed brand is also present in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Australia and America.