Lot C4.07.00, Connection Level 4, Pavilion KL
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 603-2110 6233
FB : IPPUDO Malaysia
Business Hours :
Mon – Sun
Thanks for the invitation from IPPUDO Malaysia, I recently got the opportunity to sample their Hakata Tsukemen (RM26), the latest offering in conjunction with the summer season now.
IPPUDO was founded in 1985 in Japan’s ramen capital of Hakata, Fukuoka city by Shigemi Kawahara a.k.a. the Ramen King who is also the founder of Chikaranomoto Company, the global chain of IPPUDO.
IPPUDO, which literally means ‘one wind hall’, was Kawahara’s hope to ‘blow wind and revolutionise the ramen industry’ which fell into dark cloud back in 1985.
Striking its best to create an exquisite and delightful ramen dining experience for the customers, IPPUDO offers ramen of the highest quality and hospitable service with attention to detail and unique ambience.
Tsukemen is a Japanese dipping style noodles, which the dipping soup and toppings are served separately on side. This is to ensure that diners can enjoy the best texture and fragrance of their new special thick chewy Tsukemen noodles.
Before the dinner began, we were being taught briefly the correct ways to enjoy a bowl of Tsukemen. First, do not pour the entire dipping soup into the noodle bowl. Instead, use your chopsticks to dip small amount of noodles into the soup and slurp it. The steps were quite simple and fun to do it.
After finished all the noodles, diners can actually pour some hot water into the rich and flavorful soup and drink it. The savory soup is a combination of IPPUDO’s signature pork broth and bonito.
We were being served with three specialty sushi while waiting for chef to prepare the Tsukemen, namely the Spicy Tuna Roll with homemade spicy mayo, Unagi Cheese Roll with homemade cheese mayo and Salmon Avocado Bacon Roll, which priced at RM15 per serving of 4 pieces.
The refreshing sparkling soda drinks in Kiwi and Strawberry flavor to quench thirst with.
Calling to local ramen connoisseurs, give this Hakata Tsukemen a try and let us know what your experience is. For me, it was a memorable ramen slurping moment. The whole savoring process may be a bit slow and ‘inconvenience’ to some diners, but that’s how you will really get to appreciate both the taste and texture of a bowl of ramen, calmly dip by dip, in the Tsukemen way.
More photos at FOOD Malaysia facebook page, a Malaysian food blogger since 2010