How can a zero be a 10? Kung nagulohan ka sa math namen don’t overthink it, man. We stumbled upon a ramen called Zero (angas ng tawag, ‘di ba?), hindi dahil 0 calories, fat, or whatever, but because it represents “episode 0” of a Japanese noodle empire.
In 1984, Shigemi Kawahara A.K.A. the King of Ramen, created a tonkotsu broth-based ramen, which drove him to establish Ippudo a year later. Kung si Professor Utonium may Chemical X, si brader Kawahara may Zero.
We tried it, and we give it a 10/10. Goods siya, pare—taste, quality, and authenticity -wise. It’s a straightforward dish bros appreciate. The ingredients are sourced from Japan, maski yung special bowl neto (iba lalagyan, ganun ka special ‘to).
A nod to Ippudo’s history as a genuine ramen joint, Zero features a signature tonkotsu broth, classic Hakata-style noodles, slow-cooked salted pork chasu, green onions, ajikikurage, and sesame seeds for a clean yet layered experience.
This month, the dish will be available in Manila in celebration of Ippudo’s 33rd anniversary and its 4th year in the Philippines. On October 16, 11A.M., the first 330 customers will be given free Zero ramen at the SM Megamall branch.
From October 17 to November 18, 33 bowls of the limited edition ramen will be served daily for P290 (hindi pa ginawang P333 lol) at their SM Megamall, Mall of Asia, Ayala Malls Vertis North, and Powerplant Mall stores.
Check out their social media pages facebook.com/ippudoph and instagram.com/ippudoph, for more details and promos.