17 October 2014


It's a good day for some delicious ramen! Actually, no day is a bad day for a delicious ramen, especially for the legendary ramen here at IPPUDO! This ever so popular Japanese authentic ramen shop is exquisitely marvelous, no wonder that people kept flowing in! Originated from Japan and has finally arrived at Jakarta! Usually only the chefs are real Japanese but here, they even have Japanese servers!

See what I mean? This place is almost always full of people and you have to get in line just to go in! Lucky for us, we got in immediately cause there wasn't a line and a group of people just finished right when we arrived. We even got the good private table!

Flown from Japan to here, at Pacific Place, Jakarta, couldn't be any happier!

This was the table we got, comfy and private, nice! 

Look at this cool Japanese manga illustration! Even though it's in Japanese, you can tell that it must've been about IPPUDO!

Juicy braised pork belly served with IPPUDO's special sauce. Our best seller around the world! (All time favorite!)

Okay, so you might think that it's too pricey, well, 28K for a bun is something, but after tasting it, you'll definitely change your mind! Fluffy bun with super tender pork covered with sweet and salty sauce, would surely make you crave for more! I can see why they proudly write this as their 'best seller all around the world' in the description. Worth every money you spent!

Classic IPPUDO spicy tofu and minced pork served with crispy noodle bits in a hot stone pot.

I don't usually order tofu but this one really caught my eyes and I like Japanese tofu, so why not? Anyways, amazing broth, though it says 'spicy', it's actually just mildly spicy. For the crispy noodle bits, I don't know why but it wasn't crispy at all, maybe because I didn't eat it right away, since I have a photo to take and it's served in a hot stone pot, but nevertheless, yummy!

The 'not-so-crispy' noodle. Fyi, I love the cute wooden spoon!

Lightly seared fresh salmon roll seasoned with delicious mentaiko and topped with cod roe.

Speechless!! So stunningly delightful that I'm really speechless! How this tiny pieces of heaven tasted so good just blew my mind! Love how the roll goes really well with the sweet sauce and don't get me started on the mentaiko! Fyi, the salmon is lightly seared so to those who doesn't like raw salmon, this will still taste amazing to you! Best sushi I've ever tasted!!

Shiromaru (IPPUDO’s original tonkotsu broth served with ultra thin noodles, pork loin, bean sprouts, kikurage & spring onions. Classic Hakata-style ramen) with salted soft-boiled egg, pork loin, pork belly & seaweed.

The server recommended that we try the Shiromaru for first timers, so that's what we did! I can honestly say that this might be the best ramen I've ever had! The broth's very thick and tasteful and amazing texture on the noodles, don't forget the thick pork slices! You can order the basic Shiromaru for 68K or choose the 3 additional choices, tamago (egg), chashu (pork belly), and this, special (egg and pork belly) with different prices. Of course I choose the special for this heavenly classic ramen, which has a soft boiled egg that I think is supposed to have beautiful creamy egg yolk. Unfortunately, it wasn't perfect, but I guess that's because we waited too long to eat it, so the yolk got cooked on the hot soup. Nooo! :(

Juicy minced pork served with fried noodle bits topped with poached egg on a hot plate.

Ordered this one because of the beautiful plating and it turned out pretty good. Though it's only pan-fried minced pork, the perfect poached egg leveled the whole taste up! Still, it was really simple and ordinary out of the whole dinner I had that night. But at least I can say that it's worth the try, cause of the unique way of serving minced meat!

Akamaru (IPPUDO’s original tonkotsu broth enhanced with special blended miso paste and fragrant garlic oil. Served with thin noodles, pork belly, kikurage and spring onions, bean sprouts. A refined , modern-style ramen.) with simmered pork belly.

There're also 3 same additional choices for the Akamaru and the basic one cost 73K. Okay, so Shiromaru is the classic and this one, Akamaru is the modernized ramen. The difference is in the broth, if Shiromaru is flavorful then Akamaru is much more flavorful, but you can taste the richness of the pork enriched broth better with Shiromaru. That's why I choose the chashu for this one and special for Shiromaru, since it is rich enough on pork. Anyway, if you choose the chashu additional, you'll get loads of delicious thick sliced pork belly in you're ramen, HEAVEN!

What a happy day! Got together with old friends while enjoying a perfectly made meals is simply joyful! I can really see why people made such a fuss over this ramen shop. IPPUDO certainly made my day a little bit brighter!

Pacific Place 5th Floor
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53
Jakarta Selatan

Opening Hours :
Everyday : 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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