Published on March 08, 2016
There was some sort of a restaurant boom in Robinsons Manila last year. If you’re an avid reader of this blog, then you are probably aware that it is the mall that my family frequently goes to. So imagine how excited we were when we found out that there would be more choices for our gastronomic adventures! My husband and I, being both ramen lovers, really looked forward to the opening of Ippudo Ramen. My younger brother is a big fan of Ippudo so he set the bar a bit too high. Unfortunately, it took us months before we got to try it. I got pregnant so I didn’t really have the patience to battle the long queue of diners. If I remember it correctly, I was eight months pregnant when we became successful in giving it a try.
It wasn’t love at first sight, though. I initially could not understand what the hype was all about! I told my brother that I didn’t like their Shiromaru Motoaji. It was too “subtle” for me. He then convinced me to give it another try, and I am glad that I did! Now, I already lost count of how many times we came back to Ippudo Ramen!
Akamaru Shinaji PHP390
We were also able to try some of their side dishes. For me, their gyoza was just so-so in terms of taste. And I wasn’t really impressed with the serving size. Hehe! I actually liked their Nanban Karaage more than the gyoza.
Nanban Karaage PHP250
I am glad that I gave Ippudo Ramen another shot. Ang restaurant, minsan parang LOVE. Worth it bigyan ng second chance! :p