Do you know that IPPUDO Malaysia refreshes its menu annually? Yes, new items are introduced every year, in line with founder Shigemi Kawahara’s philosophy to continuously innovate to remain true and relevant. Kawahara-san is always reinventing and redefining recipes of his ramen – something that emerged more than 300 years ago!
Starting this month, new creations have been added to the menus of IPPUDO in Pavilion KL and The Gardens Mall. The new items are based on customer feedback and carefully crafted to cater to their discerning palates.
IPPUDO Malaysia has introduced 2 new ramen – the Shoyu Ramen and Kakuni Ramen. Kakuni Ramen is a signature dish offered only in selected IPPUDO outlets featuring tender pork cubes simmered in their special soy sauce.
Besides ramen, 12 other new main dishes are available for an exciting dining experience. I tried a few of these new dishes, namely…
Dashimaki (Japanese fluffy omelette roll with spicy cod roe). These were really excellent with sweet and umami flavours rolled up together!
Spicy Boiled Gyoza – IPPUDO’s original dumplings boiled and served in a flavourful mix of special sauce and chilli oil. These were addictive and I wished the gyozas were a bit bigger.
Seared Salmon Rolls with Mentaiko – lightly seared fresh salmon seasoned with mouth-watering mentaiko and topped with briny cod roe.
Pork Grill – pork loin lightly marinated with delicate nuances served with bean sprouts, sweet corn and teppan sauce.
Teppan Rice with Chicken – definitely a big hit with rice lovers. A mound of fragrant garlic rice surrounded by creamy eggy cheesy sauce that begs to be slurped. There’s a beef version too.
I checked out their new ramens too. Shoyu Ramen (RM24.90) came in a clear broth made from chicken and shoyu cubes. The springy ramen was accompanied by thin pork slices, bamboo shoots, leek and seaweed.
For a stronger flavour, go for the Shiromaru Motoaji (RM22.90). Its cloudy broth is more robust and the ramen comes with sliced pork loin, black fungus and lots of spring onions.
Likewise, the Shiromaru Kakuni (RM27.90) is filled with bold flavours, enhanced further by the thick cut of tender pork belly in the serving. The dark hearty broth, flavoured by IPPUDO’s special soy sauce goes well with the ramen. The garnishings of kikurage (shredded black fungus), spring onions and bean sprouts give some delicious crunch to the whole eating process here. Other options are Karaka Kakuni (RM30.90) and Akamaru Kakuni (RM29.90).
The Karaka Men (RM25.90) is spicy and nutty as well, as blended cashews are added for that extra nutty nuance.
New desserts are Daifuku and Cheese Stick which are very light and simple. Daifuku are Japanese mochi filled with vanilla ice cream served with strawberries and lemon slices. Cheese lovers would adore the velvety creamy cheese with soft cookie base.
From left: Matcha Smoothie, Ginger Green Tea and Yakult Jelly Smoothie
For reservations of your next IPPUDO fix, please call:
The Gardens Mall
Bangsar Shopping Centre
IPPUDO’s website: www.ippudo.com.my
I really need those salmon+mentaiko roll thing!