Japanese ramen chain expands in Australia
Japanese ramen restaurant Ippudo has opened two new Australian locations, in Perth and Melbourne.
The 90-seat Ippudo Perth opened in Kings Square last month before Ippudo Melbourne opened its doors this month in the QV building with capacity for 98 diners. The two stores join Ippudo’s four existing Sydney outlets.
The ramen selection at both stores includes the Shiromaru Motoaji, Ippudo’s original creamy tonkotsu broth with pork, the Akamaru Shinaji, which takes their signature tonkotsu broth and enhances it with miso paste and garlic oil, and the Karaka-Men, topped with special spicy miso paste.
Other menu items include the wagyu tataki salad, pork and chicken karaage buns, gyoza and grilled unagi don.
Originating from the ramen homeland, Hakata, Japan, Ippudo was first opened in 1985 by Shigemi Kawahara and now has 217 stores across 13 countries.