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Ippudo HK

hong_kong_foodie Jun 22, 2011 08:04 AM

Anyone privy to the grand opening date of Ippudo in Silvercord TST? I walked by the other day and saw a liquor notice taped to the wall but nothing else.

And since we're on the topic of ramen in HK, has anyone tried 達磨日式拉麵 in CWB? I think I read about it in 飲食男女 and thought it sounded promising.

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    harryrodgers Jun 22, 2011 01:20 PM

    Sometime July is the latest I've heard.

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    1. re: harryrodgers
      TomEatsHK Jun 23, 2011 02:27 AM

      I can't wait. That said, an Australian/ Japanese place which opened a month or so ago in Sheung Wan is keeping me from spending too much at MIST - Men-dokoro Ryo Tei

      Not bad if you need a stop gap - the fish stock and pork bone broth is probably the best.

    2. K K Jun 23, 2011 09:22 AM

      What's the best Japanese ramen you've had in HK so far HKF?

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      1. re: K K
        TomEatsHK Jun 24, 2011 01:06 AM

        Probably MIST, I'm not a fan of Butao or Hide-chan despite them being very popular. Sapporo in the Forum used to be my stop gap but now I go to Ryo on Hillier Street.

        Ippudo (if as good as NY branch) will take them all though!

        1. re: K K
          hong_kong_foodie Jun 29, 2011 08:13 AM

          Hmm, I haven't had a lot of ramen in HK but the few places I have been to were not that good. I checked out 札幌元祖北海道拉麵 Sapporo Japanese Restaurant a while back and 達磨日式拉麵 Daruma Ramen House recently, both of which were pretty bad.

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          klyeoh Jun 25, 2011 11:32 AM

          Ippudo in Mandarin Gallery Singapore served some very delicious buta-no-kakuni and dashimaki tamago, besides their ramen. But I'd gotten the "Chinese restaurant" (MSG) syndrome - palpitating heartbeat, cold sweat, headache, extreme thirstiness - after each of my last 3 visits :-( Maybe I'm allergic to some of their condiments.

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          1. re: klyeoh
            TomEatsHK Jun 28, 2011 12:32 AM

            I've "heard" but no personal experience that Ippudo in Sing is the worst of the bunch... but who the hell knows.

            I am just curious as to how the HK one compares.

            News from the building site is that it will open mid July

          2. e_ting Jul 1, 2011 11:56 PM

            Ippudo is opening (soft?) 13 July, don't know if they're just doing press or walk-ins though.

            Btw Daruma's lines frustrate me, as do Butao's.

            Sapporo has moved down to Connaught Road, sort of opposite IFC; official address is Des Voeux but entrance is on Connaught. Larger space, less lines at lunch, same (decent but not amazing and sometimes inconsistent) quality, no complaints.

            Another ramen place has opened on Kau U Fong, near The Chairman - anyone tried it out?

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