Slurp your noodles...
After watching a show in Black Box @ MapKL Publika (It's the end of the world, now run screaming) last night with Quay Po, I was feeling hungry so we went on a hunt for food. The Red Beanbag was closed, The Bee was filled to the brim and then I remembered there was a ramen place newly opened here. And hooray, it was still open at 10pm ;)
Yamagoya Ramen is the original creator of kyushu ramen in Japan. It has over 140 outlets in Japan and has finally arrived on KL shores (we were told that it's only been open for a week). There are 12 types of ramen here, with prices ranging from RM15 to RM25. We ordered the Mukashi Special Ramen (RM24) an Miso Ramen (RM24) to share.
Since there wasn't much English literature, I only managed to deduce from the poster on the wall that the broth is made from pork bones. Ramen is freshly made here, about 1-2 times a week depending on how busy they get. They also have pork katsu (RM11), gyoza (RM11) and karaage (RM11).
Cute sesame seed grinder
Beni shoga (Pickled ginger)
When the ramen was served, I knew instantly that the broth was going to be good. The broth was milky, creamy and hearty, absolutely delicious. The miso ramen was slightly spicy (probably spicy bean paste is added). The noodles were served with char siu, bamboo shoots, ear fungus, beansprouts and spring onions. I enjoyed the thin noodles, which had a nice texture. The char siu was also very good, with melting layers of fat. Each bowl of noodle is served with 2 slices of char siu, next time I would most probably an extra plate of char siu (RM11) since I know it's good.
The Mukashi special ramen was served in a tonkotsu (pork bone) broth, topped with spring onions, ear fungus, cha siu, seaweed, beansprouts, bamboo shoots and flavoured egg. Again, this broth was flavoursome and we enjoyed it very much. The only complain I would have is that the flavoured egg was a little overdone, but I'm sure this will be improved over time. You can grind some sesame seeds on the noodles if you like.
Look at how creamy and rich the broth is! Super yums.
I hope Yamagoya is here to stay as their ramen is very good and service is also very pleasant.
Some photos taken inside Publika
Full set of photos available to view here.
Opening times: Mon to Thurs (10am to 10pm), Fri to Sun (10am to 11pm).
Location: Yamagoya Ramen, A2-G2-8, Solaris Dutamas, No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (outside Publika, same row as Ten Japanese)
GPS Coordinates: 3.1711, 101.66583