As the temperature dropped to almost 14 degrees fahrenheit (that's -10c!) last night, Heron and I took shelter inside the comforting warmth of Ippudo. It was his first time so I was super excited to have him experience it. I outfitted him with the usually first-timer special... a Hirata pork bun and the cucumber salad, followed by a bowl of the always-amazing Akamaru Modern. (with noodle Bari-katta, very important!) He was most satisfied and I was happy. The chef, Hirata, surprised with a lovely little starter. It was definitely not on the menu and it was delicious! It was a set of 4 very nicely grilled jumbo shrimp with a brocolli purée topping. It was great! It's been a while since I've seen the chef, he tends to work daytime mostly now, so it was a really nice treat!
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