Saturday, April 21, 2012

Yamagoya Ramen @ Solaris Dutamas (Publika), Kuala Lumpur

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).

Ramen menu


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.


Simple eatery



I hope Yamagoya is here to stay as their ramen is very good and service is also very pleasant.





Some photos taken inside Publika



Bucktoothed

Golden cow

Full set of photos available to view here.

Non-halal.

Opening times: Mon to Thurs (10am to 10pm), Fri to Sun (10am to 11pm).

Service: Good.

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

27 comments:

  1. Boy you are fast! Shall have to give this spot a whirl. :-)

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    1. LOL it was good, so it deserves to be blogged about quickly!

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  2. ooo, i can imagine Baby C enjoying the ramen here and slurping up both the noodles and the soup too! :D

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    1. I was thinking the same, shall have to bring her here one day.

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  3. Between ur review and Sean's, I will definitely pay this place a visit. Black garlic ramen here I come :P

    Agree with Sean...let Baby C and D perform some marketing magic for them :P

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    1. It's pretty good, was impressed with the quality here. They just need to get the flavoured egg right.

      LOL my marketing dont come for free one ;P

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  4. Original ramen from Japan , I sure will bring my family to this place one day, they love ramen and noodles.

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    1. Another favourite place for ramen is Hokkaido Santouka in Pavilion KL. Can try both!

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  5. This means it is time for a visit. :D

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    1. Can put this on your list of places to eat/visit in KL.

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  6. Yen, I would love to go back there with my Quay Lo. This is by far the most authentic ramen in KL, like those in Japan. It was great hanging out with you and your hubby. Love the ramen, the show and the company. I enjoyed myself. God, life is good! hehe

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    1. Next time I bring you to try Hokkaido Santouka Ramen in Pavilion KL. That one is also good.

      I had a great time hanging out with you too, hope to see u again really soon!

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    2. Remember to order d Tori Karaage...hahaha :P

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    3. Yen, Looking forward to that:D

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  8. I m so glad to know that there is a ramen as fab as Santouka so near my place! I m already planning my visit.. hehe... thanks for sharing this so soon!! =)

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    1. You're so lucky that's close to your place! Overall I think I still prefer Santouka's broth, but the one here is definitely of very high quality.

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  9. Yen:
    I'm very fussy when comes to eating Japanese food. I only eat ramen cooked by the Japanese & I only visit the ramen place where there are a lot of japanese going there rather than just judging by the outlook of the restaurant. The ramen that you shared here looks yummy! In Japan, every town has its own signature dish of ramen & during my honeymoon in Japan, we tried Tokyo, Yokohama, Sapporo, Hakodate......can't really remember. Having a bowl of ramen in Japan is slightly cheaper than in Sydney!

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    1. This is a Japanese chain, first in KL for them, and we were told that their kitchen staff is Japanese.

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