IPPUDO Central Park Opening- Japanese Ramen

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Just days ago, IPPUDO just opened its second restaurant in Sydney to the newest hotspot of Central Park. Super close to UTS university, I predict this restaurant will be flooded with kids, I mean, uni students. We know Japanese ramen offer different flavours and varieties in a bowl. The traditional basic broth is either pork, chicken, seafood or beef and then it is seasoned with your choice of soy sauce, miso or salt. A simple bowl of ramen with toppings such as yakibuta (roast pork) and ni-tamago (soy sauce flavored boild egg) are also what makes IPPUDO a popular taste for individuals.

Ippudo Central Park Opening_Nessy Eater (10) Keep a lookout for more IPPUDO photos. 

Ippudo Central Park Opening_Nessy Eater (1) IPPUDO has just opened in Central Park.

Ippudo Central Park Opening_Nessy Eater (12) IPPUDO loves their spoons, so why not decorate it on the walls. 

Besides ramen, IPPUDO offers their own version of Fish and Chips ($14)– Consisting of battered fish that is salmon fillet, chips and ni-tamago (soy sauce flavored boild egg). My salmon was no doubt fresh and heavily battered, but still maintaining its light crispiness. This is my very favourite way of eating salmon. The chips however didn’t break through for me because it was just a tad uncooked. It didn’t offer the chips feeling like I wanted. I was extremely impressed with how evenly the tempera flavoured egg was fried, and how effortless it looks. Can you believe it…the egg is still runny?!?

Ippudo Central Park Opening_Nessy Eater (2)IPPUDO Fish and Chips ($14)

Tempera fried egg turns out to be heavily delicious. IPPUDO keeps the tempera skin to be surprisingly light for something battered and deep fried. You may have to shake off a bit of calories after demolishing this dish.

Ippudo Central Park Opening_Nessy Eater (3) That egg yolk is insanely incredible. 

Ippudo Central Park Opening_Nessy Eater (11)Add some additional flavours to your ramen.

Seared Salmon Sushi ($13.00) consists of only two main ingredients but is still hands down incredible. Over a naked flame, you can notice seared markings on the salmon and it slightly intensifies the flavour of the fish. This bite-sized temari salmon sushi is also served with mentai mayo sauce and cube chunks of avocado.

Ippudo Central Park Opening_Nessy Eater (4)Seared Salmon Sushi ($13.00) 

Ippudo Central Park Opening_Nessy Eater (5)Don’t leave it to salmon else.

Those who have had Akamaru Special ($24.00) can guess that it is probably good for us. It’s a gut feeling. Well, not exactly in your gut, but close to that area. This bowl of ramen can impact upon more that what you’d expect. Apart from the obvious findings of simmered pork belly, flavoured black mushrooms, flavoured bamboo shoots and spring onions, you’ll also received additional toppings plus Akamaru with flavoured egg and roasted seaweed. In between ordering ramen, the staff at IPPUDO will ask you whether you’d like it “soft, medium or hard”. Know that it was a difficult choice to make minus the sexual thoughts. The bottom line appears to be that this gigantic bowl of Akamaru Special can be a great recommendation for those who have a starving stomach. The noodles have a great springy texture and intense flavour of its own. To continuously sip the soup is easy because it’s fairly obvious that IPPUDO’s secret recipe meant to be a fantasy with the miso paste and garlic oil . It’s quite savoury and is combined with a hint of cloudiness rather than creaminess.

Ippudo Central Park Opening_Nessy Eater (9)Akamaru Special ($24.00)

They key to enjoying the additional topping platter is having a bigger stomach size. Just make sure you don’t miss out on the flavoured egg, it’s another highlight for IPPUDO with that center yolk being so yellow and gooey.

Ippudo Central Park Opening_Nessy Eater (7)Specials comes with MEGA TOPPING PLATTER!

It was such a pleasure to have this steaming bowl of Miso Tonkotsu Special ($25) in front of me. You have to get your hands on their tonkotsu broth, it’s such a rich, smooth and well balanced soup. With the miso flavours it adds an interesting kick to this bowl. Got to love their pork slices as it was quite generous in size. The pork was very tasty and all basics in this bowl are just right with hidden scoops of corn and bamboo shoots. If you can’t find it, that’s ok…IPPUDO provides that topping platter with every ramen special.

Ippudo Central Park Opening_Nessy Eater (8)Miso Tonkotsu Special ($25)

My thoughts on IPPUDO’s ramen hasn’t changed at all in my previous post here. IPPUDO certainly knows how to maintain their friendly, informative customer service, even though Nessy Eater girl attended their soft opening. Unfortunately we missed out on their pork buns that day because the piggies knew how to run and they weren’t allowed to serve alcohol just yet. So hopefully my next visit I brush my fingers on that IPPUDO Pork Bun whilst sipping on a bottle of sake. *Fingers and toes crossed*

Ippudo Central Park Opening_Nessy Eater (13)

This is how the internationally-acclaimed ramen brasserie IPPUDO makes their ramens. CHECK THE CLIP BELOW!

Disclaimer: Nessy Eater plus guest attended the IPPUDO Central Park Opening, thanks to Sana from SD Marketing.

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24 thoughts on “IPPUDO Central Park Opening- Japanese Ramen

    Sherrie @ Crystal Noir said:
    October 7, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Haha omg tempura egg! Whoever thought of such a thing must be a genius 😛

      Nessy Eater responded:
      October 7, 2014 at 10:10 PM

      I know right?! It’s crazy how the egg is still gooey 😀

    milkteaxx said:
    October 8, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Mmmmm pork bun!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      October 10, 2014 at 1:00 AM

      So sad I missed out on those pork buns!!! Hopefully it’s ready for me when I make an entrance 😛

    Cassie | Journey from Within said:
    October 8, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    I really need to make my way over to central park!
    but man, look at that tempura egg!! 😀 😀 😀
    Shame on the chips, but what can I say – you’re in a ramen joint 😛 haha but thanks for the review because I was genuinely curious about the fish and chips here after reading about it in annie’s post! 🙂

      Nessy Eater responded:
      October 10, 2014 at 1:02 AM

      OH that egg was enjoyable! Did I mention I had two…*rolls eyes*

      You’re right, IPPUDO’s specialty is ramen after all! But still very delicious 😀

    Helen | Grab Your Fork said:
    October 8, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Definitely excited about the proximity of pork buns to me now!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      October 10, 2014 at 1:05 AM

      Haha! My body is ready for them buns. I will have to share it another time.

      Btw FYI Helen I can’t seem to comment on your blog 😦 Been trying every single day for the past week and it keeps rejecting me.

    ChopinandMysaucepan said:
    October 9, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Dear Vanny,

    I loved their salmon sushi and akamaru shinaji too!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      October 10, 2014 at 1:06 AM

      Highly recommend this omega 3 dish 😀

    Amanda @ Gourmanda said:
    October 9, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    I love the akamaru ramen that they do – but haven’t tried the super topping version before!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      October 10, 2014 at 1:08 AM

      That topping platter got my head spinning! You really need to go on an empty stomach or order less entree dishes, but I warn you it’s difficult to say no to IPPUDO’s entree menu.

    Choc Chip Uru said:
    October 9, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    EEP I am so excited now! Their tempura egg, I just want to appreciate it over and over again!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

      Nessy Eater responded:
      October 10, 2014 at 1:14 AM

      I hear cholesterol siren coming your way then! HAHA But yeah it’s worth appreciating.

    Nine Cent Girl said:
    October 10, 2014 at 1:48 AM

    Every dish looks better than the last!! Yum yum xxoo

      Nessy Eater responded:
      October 10, 2014 at 10:41 AM

      It is hard to forget each dish! They each have their own uniqueness 😀

    gourmetgetaway said:
    October 10, 2014 at 1:50 AM

    Oh, I so miss Ippudo! The mega topping looks awesome! And that egg…!

    Gourmet Getaways

      Nessy Eater responded:
      October 10, 2014 at 10:44 AM

      Yes, that egg is so desirable! Thinking about that plus the toppings makes me want more, MORE!!!

    irene said:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    OMG that tempura egg! I’m a bit skeptical about their fish & chips but I’ll come just for the tempura egg!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      October 10, 2014 at 3:02 PM

      It makes absolute sense why you’d feel that way but who can say no to FRY food? 😛

    Annie @ The Random Foodie said:
    October 18, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    really liked the dishes at ippudo central park! definitely need to go back for the miso tonkotsu, chasu croquette and the fish and chips

      Nessy Eater responded:
      October 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM

      Me too girl! I have yet to try that croquette, but who can say no to fry food? 😀

    kiki@mykikicake said:
    November 10, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Why is it that all the good places open up around UTS, two years after I graduate. Love Ippudo, would definitely have been visiting most lunch times in between classes and study sessions. The fish and chips is interesting, I’m sure it tastes good but not sure about deep fried salmon, since it is already quite oily?

      Nessy Eater responded:
      November 17, 2014 at 7:58 PM

      Haha! I know that feeling…

      It’s amazing how many new places are opening around the CBD, which is great new for people working around there.

      Fish and chips wasn’t that perfect, however I went on the opening day, so I have to try that dish again. By memory it looked heavily battered, but the fish itself was oily it its own way.

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