Tuesday, July 16, 2013


One of the reasons I have not been updating my blog as much would be *drum rolls* that I have been exploring a different region and hence, am constantly glued to the computer trying to filter through the good and ugly pictures. And goodness me, am I a camera nazi or what?!

Will ramble more about what I actually did in Sydney in a separate post. For now, let's focus on the food part! I have done some research on urbanspoon on whereabouts is good for a quick bite and have came up with a small list of must-try places. Ippudo, being one of them.

This place is located in one of the busier shopping districts and hence, do note that it can get extremely packed with diners. The sister and I managed to squeeze in and settled in nicely with the Sydney lunch crowd:)

Service is quick and efficient although it may be a tad too noisy in the restaurant. The things I do for food, ey?

Ippudo pork bun ~ I had envisioned this to be similar to the barbequed pork versions that I get from Malaysia and boy, was I wrong. The pork was marinated well and to me, the bun was the star of this dish as it was very light and fluffy!

Shiromaru Motoaji ~ Ippudo's original tonkatsu served with thin ramen noodles, black mushroom, pork loin and garnished with spring onions. Was a bit disappointed when this hit our table as for $15, I was expecting at least more than 1 piece of pork loin =/ The broth was indeed thick and the noodles were probably one of the thinnest ones I have had so far.

Unagi don ~ Unagi  served with rice and garnished with shredded pieces of seaweed. Not too bad although I was hoping for a bit more unagi on the rice. From memory, this bowl costs approximately $10 and it wasn't a large one.

Overall, I may have ordered the wrong items on the menu but if I do pop by Sydney in the future, might give this another go?:)

 Ippudō on Urbanspoon


ChopinandMysaucepan said...

Dear Michelle,

I've heard so much about this place and so many bloggers have blogged about it. The ramen looks good but its quite pricey for a bowl of noodles.

Michelle said...

Hi Chopinandmysaucepan,

Yea, the ramen was a bit pricey and I do wished I had more slices of pork loin to go with it!:(

Lily said...

I still haven't tried Ippudo!! The buns look so good ^_^

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