It was way back in 2017 when news broke out that Ippudo will land in Vietnam in cooperation with another favorite restaurant, 4Ps.
And this weekend, Ippudo finally opened in my neighborhood in Phu My Hung! It’s a 15- minute walk from our place.
We went on a Saturday night (the day after it opened) and there was still a bit of a queue at 8pm. Free-flowing beer was being served as you wait.
It wasn’t easy convincing both our boys to try out this new place. We decided that if they didn’t like anything from Ippudo, we can just pop in 4Ps right beside it. But my eldest who’s a fan of salmon saw the above in the menu and was quite happy.
Our youngest is satisfied with fried rice paired with chicken so we had that too and I was surprised that he ate quietly by himself. If you knew him, you’d know he’s a slow eater who needs constant reminders that he has to chew his food.
Hubby ordered gyoza which was good too but he said that the soy sauce was really quite salty. But shouldn’t it be? But then again, we’re steering away from salty food, so if you’re the same, you’ve been warned.
Me? I came for the star of the restaurant — ramen of course. Ippudo has been open in my home country for some time now and I was always curious about it so am glad I finally got to try it.
Verdict? Coming back for more. Later. At lunch. Yes, today. Haha.
1-3 MD2, Khu A Đô Thị Nam Thành phố,
Đường Nguyễn Văn Linh, P. Tân Phú, Quận 7
Ho Chi Minh City