Are you a Ramen lover? Slurp!
At its most basic, ramen consists of broth and noodles, and it’s much more. When done right, the broth conveys deep flavours and almost a clear essence of the source ingredient. In the best versions, the wheat-flour noodles are pulled by hand and have a slightly springy quality to them. What’s your favourite ramen joint by far in Kuala Lumpur?
It’s not easy to find the good bowl of ramen in the city as there are many around with different customer perceptions tastewise, and the variations on the dish are actually vast.
From Ippudo, Santouka, Menya Musashi, Marutama and many more contenders around, our next stop was at Yamagoya to the comforting effects of a steaming bowl of ramen soup.
What do you find most in your favourite bowl of ramen?
Fresh, toothsome noodles swimming in rich, restorative broth and topped with meat and vegetables.
Yamagoya Ramen now has four branches at Solaris Dutamas, SetiaWalk in Puchong, Fahrenheit 88 and Kota Kinabalu. Their Setia Walk outlet in Puchong has the typical ramen house ambiance which we’re not complaining. In fact, we liked it. Nice and simple.
Mukashi Special Ramen – RM24
A piping hot bowl of everything with the house made noodles. Topped with Cha Siu, shredded black wood ear, braised bamboo shoot, seaweed, blanched bean sprouts, scallion and soy sauced egg, all these are nicely arranged in a bowl of cloudy rich broth boiled for hours with pork bones.
However, I would still prefer my soy sauced egg to be in whole rather than they halved it as the yolk wouldn’t mix with the original broth served. That’s my preference though. Haha.
Miso Ramen – RM24
For those who loved miso We thought this serving was a little salty the addition of the miso paste but some find the flavours comforting from its fermented bean paste.
Korean Kimchi Ramen – RM22
Calling out kimchi lovers, you can have your favourite swimming in the bowl of intense tangy soup. The broth was tangy with hints of spiciness that one could tolerate.
Pork Okonomiyaki – RM16
Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients and mainly pork as main, drizzled with finger licking good sauce and bonito flakes dancing on top.
Yamagoya would be our saviour to ramen cravings when the emergency call drops by as it’s pretty near to us, but we both personally still favours Menya Musashi if you ask us. Hehe.
C-08-G, Block C,
Setiawalk, Persiaran Wawasan,
Pusat Bandar Puchong,
47160 Puchong, Selangor.
Tel: +603 5879 1022
Mon – Thurs: 12-10pm (4-6pm break)
Fri-Sat: 12-12pm (4-6pm break)
Sun: 12-10pm (4-6pm break)