T’was a redeeming ramen dinner@Ippudo, Bangsar Shopping Centre

I was really grateful to receive a RM30 voucher at the wonderful foodieventure experience with Sharyn & team in Ippudo, Pavilion.

On the last few nights before reaching the expiry date of the voucher, I redeemed  my ramen craving moments at Ippudo, BSC.

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Following the description, this ramen is known to be more spicy, just how I like it! Good bye, calories and cholesterol. Power packed with porky broth flavours, creamy, with pungent aroma of the spring onions (a hefty lot was thrown into me bowl), I was in piggy heaven. What oomph-ed the situation further, was the fact that it was raining pretty heavy that night. Purrrrrr-fect for a hot bowl of spicylicious ramen!

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This one was a little bit on the sweeter end, but the foundation broth was rather similar, just less spicy. After a few spoonfuls, I must say that my tongue grew numb from slurping up to hot soup and both bowls began to taste similar.

Both bowls were RM 20 over. It may seem small, but the dense, fatty, creamy soup could really fill you up quick.

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The fried chicken wings were a little pricey in my opinion, cost nearly RM 20. Pretty normal wings.

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These hand made gyozas were tinier than the usual but they were really quite yummy. Nicely marinate wrapped minced meat inside and the gyoza dough layer was thin and crispy. Quite enjoyable but I’d would need like 3 platefuls to feel satisfied! 5 pieces for nearly RM20 was really hurting to the pocket lol.

Total damage: about RM40 per head. Without a doubt, they really do make power yummy ramens! But it is slightly pricier than usual meals so I gotta save up a little before my next ramen crave!

Address:
Ippudo,
G110, Ground floor,
Bangsar Shopping Centre,
285 Jalan Maarof,
Bukit Bandaraya,
59000 Kuala Lumpur.
Website: http://www.ippudo.com.my
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/IppudoMalaysia

9-hour foodie marathon ended with@Sushi Tei, Raffles City, Singapore

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Tiong Bahru Bakery. One place I will always, always, always, always ! Visit…if I am ever in Singapore. Despite only having 9 hours here, I was not going to leave this land without packing away these crunchy, sweet, flaky, delicious goodies!

Stopping at City Hall MRT before Changi, we quickly ran up and bought a pack of croissants and kouge amman. The buttery aroma filled the air. So, so, so, so yums!

After that, we took a several flights of escalators up Raffles City mall to the top floor, and headed to Sushi Tei. Singapore’s sushis are actually great. The quality of an average chain like Sushi Tei already serves quality sashimis. The quality varied so much from the STs in Klang Valley, and I am serious about it!

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The photo speaks for itself. The sashimis were really fresh and decently sliced. My favourite was the maguro. No regrets having the sashimis in Singapore! The only slight downside observed this time was that they were more thinly sliced than the ones I had on my last trip here, earlier this year.

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The grilled unagi rolls, were nicely seasoned. Taste was great as the grilled unagis did not have the muddy, greasy taste and texture to them, but the slight downside observed was that the sliced unagis were also thinner than the last time I had them.

Cost cutting measures? Gosh. I hope not. You guys are doing well already with serving quality Japanese food. Please do not take this measure!

After having our meal, we hopped on the MRT to Changi. My jaw dropped as I paid SGD 2.50 for my train ticket. Nowhere in the world, we pay so little to get to an airport. People may argue that the distance is short…to me…regardless on the distance….2.50??? It would only bring us 2-3 stops for us in KL. I don’t even want to go towards the public buses (horrifying experiences with Metrobus).

Good job Singapore public transport system! Keep it up!