I have always believed in having a healthy work life balance. Simply put, you also have a life outside your work. That’s why I always list down my goals in my planner and keep tabs on it once in a while to ensure that I am making progress on my goals.
So far I guess I am on the right track since aside from working in my 9-5 job on a daily basis after work I usually go to the gym and ensure that I eat right, meaning I include more veggies and healthy options in my staple diet nowadays. Aside from that, I get to attend events again as much as my time permits and I am also entertaining other speaking engagements in the coming months. So before I get all consumed up once again in how my life had been these past few weeks let me recount first one of the foodie invites I went to just last week in Megamall. 🙂
I have been craving for some hot, steamy and flavorful soup the past few days so when Richie from The Pickiet Eater invited me over to join him and a couple of other bloggers to try out the new dish that Ippudo is serving I gamely said yes without hesitation. So after work, I immediately made my way to Megamall good thing traffic wasn’t so bad that day and work was also within the proximity. 🙂
I wasn’t really expecting anything spectacular to be honest since all I wanted was a big bowl of hot soupy ramen but I guess nothing ordinary really comes out from Ippudo since they always make it a point to up their ante and innovate their dishes to entice foodies like me to try their new gustatory delights! 🙂
First on our menu that night was the IPPUDO’S version of an ABURI. The TORCHED SALMON ROLL 🙂 This dish is topped with metaiko mayo and fish roe. It was definitely a treat to my palate as I was able to consume one full platter of this dish as if there was no tomorrow. Guess, I would have to consider this as my cheat day 🙂
The TEBA GYOZA was next on our table. Stuffed with meaty gyoza filling, this chicken wing dish is perfect to partner with some cold and refreshing drinks.
Finally it was time for the FINALE, are you ready? You bet I was! 🙂 I have been whetting up my appetite for this one 🙂 The CLAM CHOWDER RAMEN was then brought in. This one is actually an import from IPPUDO NEW YORK. It was redeveloped for the Filipino palette and as such served with BACON. They would suggest for you to crack the bacon into tiny bits and have it spread all over the dish. I can’t wait to go to New York and try their Ramen there and see how it would fare to the dish served here. 🙂
What is unique about this dish is that BLACK PEPPER NOODLES were used. This perfectly complimented the broth along with the bechamel sauce. The clams and the parmesan cheese made it quite a bit heavy on the stomach but still a joy to eat.
Check them out at IPPUDO located at the 3rd floor in SM Mega Fashion Hall and tell me how it fared for you:)