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The World’s First Clear Miso Ramen (Hakkaisan Day @ Ippudo NY)

The World's First Clear Miso Ramen (Hakkaisan Day @ Ippudo NY)

In Ippudo’s most recent mission to make the funnest experimental ramen in the world, Master Fumihiro “Foo” Kanegae has created the world’s first clear miso ramen to honor famed sake maker’s Hakkaisan Day (8/8 for $8.88, of course). Hakkaisan sake, also known as “Eight Peaks,” is a world famous and deliciously drinkable sake. And if you don’t know Ippudo, well, you clearly don’t read this site. (But seriously, check out this insane Marvel Comics-inspired ramen dinner from a few months ago–we’re still dreaming about the bechamel fried lamb chops).

The components of the miso ramen fully incorporated sake that was shipped directly from the Hakkaisan Brewery. The clear broth was made with the sake, while the duck chashu was marinated in sake kasu. The bowl’s components also represented Hakkaisan’s famous “Eight Peaks”:

  • Land: Housemade noodles and soup
  • Mount Hakkai: Duck chashu
  • Snow: Grated daikon radish

The broth really was clear, which was super trippy but totally lived up to Kanegae’s legend! Additionally, it’s not an Ippudo event with a bit of artistry–I totally understood the nature metaphor when I noticed the grated daikon seem to melt in my bowl like snow once scooped in. Cheers to another great Hakkaisan Day!

The World's First Clear Miso Ramen (Hakkaisan Day @ Ippudo NY)

In honor of Hakkaisan Sake’s Eight Peaks Day, Ippudo NY created the world’s first clear miso ramen using Hakkaisan sake.

The World's First Clear Miso Ramen (Hakkaisan Day @ Ippudo NY)

The World's First Clear Miso Ramen (Hakkaisan Day @ Ippudo NY)

Hakkaisan Sake was served with each bowl in amazing silver cups by Snow Peak.

The World's First Clear Miso Ramen (Hakkaisan Day @ Ippudo NY)

Hypnotic noodle shakes for the homies.

The World's First Clear Miso Ramen (Hakkaisan Day @ Ippudo NY)

Official menu of Hakkaisan Sake’s Eight Peaks Day at Ippudo NY.

The World's First Clear Miso Ramen (Hakkaisan Day @ Ippudo NY)

Grated daikon radish side for the clear miso ramen. The white grated daikon melted into the miso like snow. #feels.

The World's First Clear Miso Ramen (Hakkaisan Day @ Ippudo NY)

In honor of Hakkaisan Sake’s Eight Peaks Day, Ippudo NY created the world’s first clear miso ramen using Hakkaisan sake.

The World's First Clear Miso Ramen (Hakkaisan Day @ Ippudo NY)

Hakkaisan Sake’s Eight Peaks Day wouldn’t be complete without a big ol’ ice sculpture for serving ice cold sake! Pro-tip: they also sell sparkling sake.

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Summary
Event
The World's First Clear Ramen (Hakkaisan Sake's Eight Peaks Day)
Location
Ippudo NYC, 321 W 51st St, New York, NY,10019
Starting on
08/08/2016
USD 8.88