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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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  • Reply Kei Aclaro

    Nasa awkward phase na po ba si Jena? Don’t worry, Ms. Jane, coz I’m sure she enjoyed naman spending time with you. Plus, you both look so pretty!

    Anyway, the food looks delish! Since na try nyo na halos lahat ng masarap na ramen here, 1 na lang kulang – authentic Japanese ramen in Japan! Grabe ang laki ng serving dun! Di ako makaubos… Hehehe…

    July 29, 2015 at 8:54 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Haaaay kei super pangarap ko talaga mag-japan huhu kating-kati na ako maka-travel. Paradise na for me makatapak sa Japan iikutin ko talaga lahat ng kasuluk-sulukan! #wishkolang

      July 29, 2015 at 9:46 am
  • Reply Erika

    Eto nalang di ko natitikman! Masarap compare sa Yushoken? So far the best for me is Ichiran. You should try it when you go to Japan!

    July 29, 2015 at 9:13 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Ewan ko ba bakit hindi ko nagustuhan ang Yushoken erika baby. Yung mga bagets type pero parang masyado akong nasusuya sa lasa. :P

      July 29, 2015 at 9:54 am
  • Reply himynameische

    I’m sawa na with ramen but this post had me craving for a bowl now :)

    July 29, 2015 at 9:23 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      hahaha diba Che? You can only have so much ramen. Pero once in a blue moon pwede. Sa spicy lang ako palagi kasi otherwise nakaka-umay ang lasa.

      July 29, 2015 at 9:56 am
      • Reply HImynameische

        True! For two months kasi ramen lang ata kinain ko noon! Ngayon UNI naman na obsession ko! Sama ako sa japan!!!

        July 29, 2015 at 7:03 pm
        • Reply sugargospice

          uuuuuy uni sosi ka talaga Che! bonggang bongga! Aylabet! <3

          July 29, 2015 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Cherryll

    I loooove your outfit with the accessories and all. :)

    Ippudo always has long lines whenever we go to Megamall. Argh! Will try again next time.

    July 29, 2015 at 10:05 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Oo nga now I know why it’s always full! Hapon ka go Cherryll less tao. :-*

      July 29, 2015 at 10:11 am
  • Reply candy

    Mommy Jane, super love your OOTD especially the accessories. Lakas maka-donya, este donya ka naman talaga! Baka mahiya ako to approach you when I see you.

    This is one Ramen place I have not tried. Ang OA naman kasi ng pila everytime we will attempt to eat there but you gave me an idea to go there during the unholy hour called afternoon. :)

    July 29, 2015 at 12:09 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Oist, nagpi-feeling-feelingang donya levelz lang ako haha. Palakasan lang ng loob yan! Kalabitin mo ako ha. I’ll give you a big hug. Pati group hug! :-*

      July 29, 2015 at 12:11 pm
  • Reply michymichymoo

    I think Ate will enjoy Ippudo. They have so many healthy options. :)

    July 29, 2015 at 3:35 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Oo nga eh I’ll take her next time. :)

      July 29, 2015 at 3:51 pm
  • Reply Noel Q.

    Waaaahhhh… hindi ko pa napuntahan ito! Yet another one of my must-visit-soon restos once I get back.

    Cute talaga ni Lelly. =)

    July 29, 2015 at 4:59 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Ang haba na ng listahan mo ha!

      July 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm
      • Reply Himynameische

        Balik ka na! Miss ko na ph posts mo!!!

        July 29, 2015 at 7:35 pm
        • Reply sugargospice

          imforted nga ang mga posts nya eh che. :)

          July 29, 2015 at 7:40 pm
  • Reply med

    I am quite surprised now ka pa lang nag-try ng IPPUDO!
    Sa pagkakaalam ko kasi ikaw ang nauuna sa lahat ng new restaurants in Manila. Hindi pa nag-oopen, nasa loob ka na! LOL

    But I feel you, OA naman talaga ang lines sa Ippudo Megamall. Even in HK (where I first tried it), may lines din talaga. Sarap na binabalik-balikan.

    Maybe you should try UKKOKEI RAMEN, too? It’s in Makati. Eto ang pinasara dati ni government official ____ because naubos na ang sabaw when he arrived in the ramen place and when the Japanese owner said, “SORRY NO MORE NA,” talagang no more na! The government official _____ was offended at naghinganti, therefore pinasara. But now it’s open again and they have a branch in McKinley, too. You’ll love their Tantanmen, so spicy! But it’s being served at 6pm onwards lang kaya don’t go in the afternoon.

    So, until what age kinda awkward ang mga teenagers before they develop a closer relationship with the mom? I think my daughter is in that awkward phase, too.

    Haba na ng comment ko, parang blog.

    K. Thanks. Bye.


    July 30, 2015 at 8:29 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      hahaha mag blog ka na kasi meding para magkasama tayo sa food trips! ;)) Case to case basis si jana mabarkada rin ganyan age but nung tumapak ng mga 18 balik mama’s arms & touchy-feely again haha. I think mga 2 years they are trying out their independence meding. Love pa rin tayo pero may pagka-astig hehe.

      July 30, 2015 at 12:27 pm

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