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!
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