Ippudo, Westfield Sydney, Sydney CBD

A super quick - non-ramen related post on Ippudo (I know how could I not write about the ramen!)
On this occasion, having not been to Ippudo for a while, we popped over for dinner. Luckily the line wasn't very long and we managed to sneak a table pretty quickly.
We ordered our ramens (Tori Shoyu and Akamaru Shinaji) which were delicious in all aspects but in particular the texture and firmness of the ramen noodles.

However, what I want to focus on this time are the two additional sides we ordered which were absolutely amazing!

Crab Frits - $7  - For a mere seven dollars you can get this light crab snack made of real crabs! They remind me of the littel white/transparent crabs you always see on beaches at dusk and are super hard to catch. These have been caught and deep fried whole in a light batter and dusted with some seasoning. The crabs are a cross between deep fried school prawns and soft shell crab. Sooooo moreish. I could have literally eaten a few plates of these if I had a 6-pack of Asahi to go with it. The perfect beer snack IMO.

Salmon Aburi Mentai Roll - $13 -  Given the focus of Ippudo is mainly on ramen, we hardly ever order sides. So when we ordered this dish, we were very impressed. Fresh slices of silky smooth salmon topped off with the creamiest saslmon mentain mayo (seriously the amount of umami in that sauce must be insane) and garnished with a pinch of salmon roe. So good.

Ippudo Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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