Im a big fan of Ramen and Ippudo is right up on my list of favorite places to get it in Sydney. At $16 its certainly not the cheapest in town but considering it is in the Westfeilds food court where a sandwich can cost $14 I don’t think the $16 for a Ramen in a sit down table service place expensive. One thing I like about Ipudo is the ” Kae-dama” so you can another serve of noodles for $2 great for when your really hungry.
Akamaru Shinaji $16 – original Tonkotsu broth with miso paste
Karaka Men $17 – original Tonkotsu broth with special spicy miso & ground pork. This ramen looks much hotter than it really is, I would call it medium.
Steamed bun with braised pork $4 – love these pork buns! They are only small but have so much flavor.
Hakata-style pan-fried dumplings $6
Out the front
Ippudo – Level 5, Westfield Shopping Centre
Its great when you go to expecting a place to be good and you go away from it with your expectations exceeded! I went to Momofuku for lunch where the menu is a 8 course degustation (on the day there was actually 10) for $110. The food was all superb with heaps of variety between the dishes that all seemed to complement each other in progression.
I was lucky and got a seat at the bar that looks into the kitchen there is an area with traditional tables but I think these are the best seats in the house as you can see the chefs at work watching all the food come together. Another thing I liked about the place was the laid back atmosphere not exactly what you would expect from a 3 hatted restaurant.
At the end of the meal I was given a small packet of kimchi to take home which was nice. I really enjoyed my lunch an Momofuku and want to come back and give dinner a try.
Smoked Potato , Apple
Steemed Pork Bun
Pink Snapper with Celery & Mustard
Potato – Roe & Quandong
Eel Dashi – Octopus & Raddish
Egg with Cauliflower & Mushroom – My fav dish of them all. I normally would not pick a vegetarian dish off a menu so when this dish came out I was not expecting anything much sure it looked great but some cauliflower and egg how good could it be? Well it was great , the cauliflower had so much flavor so did the sauce. The egg was had a lovely texture to it somewhere between hard and soft
Mulloway with Salsfy & Oyster
Chicken with Endive & Sunflower – the chicken was so moist and juicy
Curd with Blackcurrant & Mint
Sorrel with Pastachio Mirzipan
The Star 80 Pyrmont Street Pyrmont
Just a quick post from a recent lunch at Mr Wong. I have tried to eat here a few times before but there was always too long of a wait so this was my first time trying it out. All in all I really enjoyed my meal here and will certainly come back another time.
Pork and prawn shumai $12
Pork soup dumpling “xiao long bao” $9
Roasted five spice pork belly $25 – I found this dish to be way too salty! I only had one piece ,couldn’t take any more. This was the only down side to an otherwise great meal.
Twice cooked green beans with pork mince and XO sauce $19 – I always order these beans when I go to a Chinese restaurants and this was one of my favs.
Sour cream icecram , strawberry’s with Thai basil $14 – Such a good combination of flavors
Mrs Wong on the wall
Mr Wong – 3 Bridge Lane -Sydney