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.
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.
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?