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Look beyond the piping-hot ramen at the other goodies in store


The ramen craze continues. Hidden at the back of many menus in ramen places are other finds such as gyoza, some appetizers and salads, karaage or boneless crispy fried chicken, and chahan or smoke-scented fried rice.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Chewy, crunchy, tasty ‘gyoza’


More new restaurants are opening left and right. More and more students from various culinary schools here and abroad are graduating, with money to open their own dining places with a variety of concepts.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Take it from John Concepcion–from ‘katsu’ to ramen, dish-specific restaurants are the trend

in Japan focus
on one thing and
are masters at
it,” says John

The opening of Ippudo Philippines at SM Megamall’s Fashion Hall a month ago is the continuation of John A. Concepcion’s plan to open dish-specific restaurants. He did this four years ago with Yabu, which focused on katsu.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Food trip at the fashion hall


At Ippudo’s recent private tasting event, we realized that three of our most intense food cravings can be found in the same place, SM Megamall’s Mega Fashion Hall.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Super | Read More »

Japan’s world-famous ramen house opens in Manila

RAMEN MEN. Ippudo founder Shigemi Kawahara and SHG founder John Concepcion partnered in bringing Ippudo to the Philippines.

In March, Inquirer Lifestyle asked 100 people which ramen restaurant they would like to see in the Philippines. Ippudo topped that survey and, on Wednesday, it finally happened. Japan’s world-famous ramen house just opened at SM Megamall’s Fashion Hall.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »