If you're a ramen fan then you probably already know about Ippudo. We'd never been there and decided to rectify our lapse by going for lunch. To whet our appetites, we started with the pork buns. They come simple - slice of lettuce, some mayo and juicy pork. After the first bite, I was mad that I didn't order a few more of these. The pork is fatty and tasty - super delish. I would come back here just for these.
I got the classic ramen, which comes with a hard-boiled egg. I liked it a lot. The noodles were tender, not al dente, the way I like them. The broth was bursting with flavor.
Puffin got the spicy ramen and has bragged ever since how much better her choice was than mine. Be that as it may, I don't think any of the ramen on the menu will disappoint. This place is a cut above the typical. My only complaint is the fake-wait they put you through. We waited for 15 minutes only to be brought to the back to see many empty tables. I am willing to overlook it - the food is that good.
April 18th Update: We went back for another lunch and this time we got the chicken wings appetizer rather than the pork buns. Bad move. While they were juicy and tasty and loaded with sesame seeds, they definitely don't rank up there with the pork buns!
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