Ramen is one of my favourite foods, especially during the chilly winter months. There is nothing more satisfying and comforting than slurping a big, tasty bowl of ramen noodles to warm the soul.
Ippudo in Level 5 (food court level) of Westfield Sydney is one of my most frequented restaurants in winter, not only because it's a stone throw's away from my office but also because it consistently dishes up delicious bowls of ramen.
My friend SP and I were invited to Ippudo in anticipation of the opening of its second store in Central Park. Ippudo will be a great addition to this area which already has a wide range of fine eateries like Din Tai Fun, Gelato Anita and Pappa Rich. There's also Ester and LP's Quality Meats just a few blocks away if you are looking for something a bit more special. This is all great news for UTS students, who are just across the road from Central Park. I wish I could have eaten at these places when I studied at Macquarie Uni years ago...
|Drinks up. Kanpai!|
|David tofu (normally $10)|
|Seared salmon sushi (normally $13)|
|Karaka men (normally $15)|
The karaka men is served with medium wavy noodles. I like how you get to choose the ‘hardness’ of the noodles at Ippudo. I always ask for my noodles to be hard / al dente because few things in this world make me more happy than bouncy, chewy noodles.
|Special toppings (normally $7)|
|Tori shoyu ramen (normally $15)|
So there you have it, Ippudo is my best bet for a quick fix to satisfy my ramen cravings as it is so close to my office. Just be sure to avoid the queues on Thursday and Friday nights if you don't want to wait too long for a seat.
SP and I dined as guests of Ippudo. Thanks to Sana from SD Marketing for organising this visit.
Contact no: (02) 8078 7020