Sunday, September 20, 2015

Turning Up the Heat: Ippudo's Limited Edition Spicy Black

The recurring theme of constantly creating a delightful ramen experience with innovation reverberates once more with a new dimension of spice...

Inspired by the rich multi-cultural culinary tapestry of Singapore, the Limited Edition Spicy Black is a flavorful blend of Indian, Malaysian, and Chinese influences in a bowl for a whole new ramen experience at Ippudo.

My usual Ippudo fix includes the juicy Pork Bun (P 100) and the signature Hakata-style tonkotsu pork broth ramen, the Akamaru Shinaji (P 420 with tamago), with thin noodles, pork belly, kikurage, and spring onions topped with special blended miso paste and garlic oil. But I was curious about the new seasonal ramen...

...and the much talked about new dimension in spice. The specific components of the Limited Edition Spicy Black (P 490) include a rich and spicy sesame sauce, spicy koyu oil, and fragrant garlic oil infused with onion and chili on flat noodles and tender pork belly topped with curry-flavored and richly spiced nikumiso and fresh cilantro. The richness of the broth and level of spice pair well, with each sip releasing bold and upfront notes. Spicier than the signature Karakamen, the Limited Edition Spicy Black packs quite a flavorful punch with its soothing heat that lingers long after the first sip. Add a salted soft boiled egg (P 30) to temper the heat, and the minty notes of the fresh cilantro also balances the spice. But the Limited Edition Spicy Black isn't all about just the heat, it's the rich blend of flavors weaving their own distinct notes for an exceptionally savory bowl of umami goodness.

It's not your traditional ramen in the strictest sense, and it perfectly illustrates Ippudo's creativity and innovative approach to flavors. And it works. The distinct notes of the different ingredients blend seamlessly with rich and balanced flavors without being too overpowering. And you have to hand it to Ippudo for boldly going out of the box as it continues to create new flavors for a unique ramen experience.  

The comforting heat and the rich curry notes capture the vibrant flavors of Singapore, recreated in a bowl of ramen. But at the very heart of the new variant is Ippudo's passion in serving a memorable ramen experience. Need some heat? Go black with Ippudo's new Spicy Black.

Ippudo is located at the Third Floor of the new Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City or call 470-1837 for inquiries and more information.

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1 comment:

  1. I want to know the recipe! arggghhh! hahaha. It looks very delicious.



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