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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 »

How to eat ramen, according to the Ramen King


“How can people eat ramen more deliciously? How can people enjoy it more? That’s something I’m always thinking of,” said Ippudo founder and Ramen King Shigemi Kawahara, who has devoted 30 years of his life to raising ramen standards.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

What makes good ramen is the broth


Lately Metro Manila has been flooded with ramen restaurants—all of them claiming to be authentic and the best.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »