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IPPUDO Ramen Comes to Pacific Place

07 October 14

Exciting news for ramen connoisseurs, the most renowned Japanese dining restaurant is now open in Jakarta to serve its signature ramen.

Jakarta, 30 September 2014 – Internationally-acclaimed Japanese eatery IPPUDO brings the ultimate ramen experience to Indonesia with the opening of its first outlet at luxury shopping center, Pacific Place, Jakarta.

With over 80 stores in Japan, and over 40 international stores in places such as New York, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei, Seoul, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing, Chengdu, Bangkok and Manila, IPPUDO (pronounced ih-PU-doh) has gained a worldwide following with customers patiently queuing for a taste of what many have dubbed “cosmos in a bowl”: a signature rich and flavorful tonkotsu (pork-based) broth combined with delicate home-made noodles made from a secret recipe.

The IPPUDO empire was founded in 1985 in Japan’s ramen capital of Hakata (Fukuoka City) by Shigemi Kawahara. Crowned the Ramen King in 2005, Kawahara holds a place in the Ramen Hall of Fame after winning the championship three consecutive times on a reputable TV show ramen competition. In an interview, he told the reporter, “I strongly desire that through a humble bowl of ramen, the Japanese spirit can be spread around the world.”

Speaking about his newest opening, Kawahara said, “I am excited to introduce IPPUDO to Indonesia, a country full of cultural diversity and wonderful cuisine. I hope you will be able to share the IPPUDO ramen experience with your family and friends. After all, it is more than just a bowl of noodles. Through ramen, we communicate our Japanese culture and traditions in many ways that will continue forever the warm friendship Japan and Indonesia shares.”

The elegant yet cozy restaurant, located on the fifth floor of the luxurious shopping center in the upscale Jakarta Business District, is set to serve the true ramen lovers. The 66-seater restaurant’s dynamic ambience and hospitable service will give you a wonderful experience of authentic Japanese ramen.

To ensure only the best among the stores across their outlets worldwide, IPPUDO will ensure a consistent quality here in Indonesia by using fresh local products, their secret soup recipe, authentic Japanese cooking methods and ramen production.

In addition to their famous signature ramen dishes – the classic Hakata-style Shiromaru Motoaji (IPPUDO’s original tonkotsu broth served with ultra-thin noodles, pork loin, bean sprouts, kikurage mushroom & spring onions), the refined modern style Akamaru Shinaji  (IPPUDO’s original tonkotsu broth enhanced with special blended miso paste and fragrant garlic oil and served with thin noodles, pork belly, kikurage mushroom and spring onions), and the spicy special, Karaka-Men (IPPUDO’s original tonkotsu broth with special spicy miso, cashew nuts & ground pork), diners can also expect other culinary delights such as Hakata Gyoza (classic Ippudo’s original pan-fried dumplings); Pork Bun (steamed bun with juicy braised pork belly and IPPUDO original sauce); Bakuretsu Tofu (spicy tofu and minced pork with crispy noodle in a hot stone pot); Salmon Roll (lightly seared fresh salmon roll seasoned with delicious mentaiko and topped with cod roe); Beef Teppan Rice (hot steamy rice served on sizzling hot plate topped with beef, egg and cheese); Garlic Chicken Teppan Rice (Fragrant garlic rice topped with diced chicken served on hot plate) and much more.