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Ippudo Ramen Finally

I had a ramen phase last year when it was the latest craze & ramen houses were popping up left & right. I wanted to try out ALL. So far, I go to try: Ramen Kuroda in BF, Ramen Nagi in SM Aura, Kessaku in Commercenter Alabang, Hokkaido Ramen Santouka in Glorietta, Ikkoryu Fukuoka also in SM Aura, Wrong Ramen in Burgos Circle, Yushoken in Molito, Ramen X in Alabang Town Center, Koko Ramenya in Roxas Blvd., Tuan Tuan in SM Megamall (more chinese noodle than ramen) and Nadai Fujisoba (more a soba place than ramen too) in BGC.

Then all of a sudden my penchance for Ramen stopped. Maybe because the weather turned unbearably hot. But last week while out on a date with my Lovey, I suddenly wanted to eat Ramen again. And Ippudo proved perfect as we were already in SM Megamall, plus we had never eaten there. Maybe the rain & cooler weather had something to do with it.

Anyhoo, after a long afternoon of walking & going inside every store possible & imaginable (!!!), I was dead tired & I just wanted to sit down & eat a steaming bowl of noodle, then sleep in the car on our way home. I really tire so easily now & if I go a day without napping, my energy level gets soooo low that as soon as I hit the bed I doze off.


Grabe sa Megamall. Mega SALE left & right. Perfect time to buy outfits of my clotheshorse daughters.

Ippudo Ramen

3/F SM Megamall, Mega Fashion Hall, Julia Vargas Avenue corner EDSA, Wack Wack, Mandaluyong (02) 470-1837



Now I know. Mid-afternoon is the best time to eat. Not crowded at all & no long queues! \m/



Goma Q 140 php. Japanese sliced cucumber with sesame dressing.



Deep-Fried Gyoza 210 php. A crunchy twist to an classic. deep-fried gyoza topped with spicy mayo, negi and chili powder on a bed of shredded cabbage. Served with ponzu sauce.



Pork Bun 100 php. An all time favorite! Steamed bun with juicy braised pork belly and original sauce.

Ippudo Ramen has only FOUR kinds of ramen. Makes you wonder why it’s always full, the lines long! @_@

– Karaka-men 390 php. Original tonkatsu broth, served with thin wavy noodles, pork belly and spring onions. The special spicy minced meat, miso paste, and fragrant garlic oil add a kick to the sense.

Shiromaru Motoaji 375 php. Original tonkotsu broth served with ultra-thin noodles, pork loin, bean sprouts, kikurage and spring onions. Classic Hakata-style ramen.

Akamaru Shinaji 390 php. Original tonkotsu broth enhanced with special blended miso paste and fragrant garlic oil. Served with thin noodles, pork belly, kikurage and spring onions. A refined, modern-style ramen.

and a limited-time-only every so often. This month of July it’s the..

Miso Akamaru 390 php.


You can get extra orders of the following toppings: (or all for additional 220 php)

Shio Tamago. Satled soft-boiled egg 50 php.
Simmered Pork Loin 100 php.
Simmered Pork Belly 100 php.
Ajikikurage. Black fungus 50 php.
Negi. Spring onions 40 php.
Nori. Seaweed 40 php.
Kaedama 70 php.



My Karaka-men 390 php. With extra order of egg. After a taste, I know na why the hype. Ang sarap! <3



My pretty darling’s Shiromaru Motoaji 375 php. Also with an extra order of egg.



I love watching her while she’s unaware that I’m watching her. Sobrang bilis ng panahon. My baby is so dalaga na talaga I can’t believe my eyes. Normally I have all the kids with me, or at the very least my 2 girls, so libang na libang ako at hindi ko masyado napapansin. But during one on one times like this, I get surprised at how much she has changed & bloomed habang pinagmamatyagan ko.



Ginger press.



Matcha Creme Brûlée 140 php. Creamy matcha brulee topped with vanilla ice cream and a sprinkling of matcha powder.



I think I’m too old to be my quiet girl’s barkada. :P She would have had more fun with her Ate around. It’s a phase. In her late teens she will be closer to me again. Just like her Ate. <3 I just have to wait patiently.

I’m sure you’re wondering where my other girl was & why she wasn’t with us. Na-recall! :P


She had a one-day stint for her lab thesis. Hayz! The things she plays with.

Meanwhile, the best girl ever was left at home. She was def not happy, nagmumukmok! ;))


Naku Lelly. Matanda na ako. Hindi na kita kayang alagaan sa mall. Ang likot mo.

Thank you my Lovey for spending the day with me even without Ate. Even though you deny it, I know you would have had more fun talaga with her around. Mag part-2 nalang tayo ok –kasama na rin si Lelly! :-*

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