Photo by Margie Kasner
Traditional ramen is all the rage in Philly. Diners have been slurping up piping hot bowls of the noodle dish at Nom Nom Ramen, Cheu Noodle Bar, Ramen Bar Philly and more for quite some time. Now the affordable and filling Japanese staple has made its way to Wynnewood at the newly opened Ippindo Ramen House.
Eight kinds of ramen are on the menu, including tonkotsu (silky pork soup noodles topped with pork loin chashu, sesame kikurage mushrooms, menma, red pickled ginger and scallions), fukuoka beef (natural Heritage Berkshire pork bone soup noodles topped with
marinated beef, cabbage, sesame kikurage mushrooms, scallions and fragrant garlic oil) and tori-shio (Ippindo’s “Chintan” clear chicken soup noodles topped with pork loin chashu, menma, minced shiso onion and arako chili pepper).
There are plenty of ramen toppings, too, including soft-boiled seasoned egg, seasoned bamboo shoots and bakudan, Ippindo’s original spicy paste.
Edamame, pork buns, lobster spring rolls, shumai and several other reasonable appetizers are also available.
Ippindo is open Sunday–Thursday from 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m. and Friday–Saturday from 11 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
50 E. Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood, (484) 417-6828, www.ippindoramen.com.