Sunday, July 8, 2012

Marutama Ramen @ Empire Shopping Gallery, Subang

Children are creatures of habit. It's so true especially when it come to food. If they love eating a certain dish, they would always request for it, even if it means eating it 3x a week.. or maybe more. 

Both my children love noodles(just like mummy), and ramen is one of their favourite kinds. We took them to Marutama Ramen while we were staying at Empire Hotel Subang

Oodles of noodles


Since we opted for an early dinner, the restaurant was practically empty. Service was efficient, we got served our food within 5 minutes of ordering (or maybe less). We actually took way longer to decide what we wanted. LOL.



Marutama Ramen is the pioneer for chicken soup ramen in Japan. The soup is made daily and takes 5 hours over high heat to make. One chicken is used for 2 bowls of soup, no added MSG or additives. You can choose either the spicy or non spicy soup. Since Hubby picked the non-spicy to share with the kids, I went for the spicy version.

For a chicken soup version, I found Marutama's soup pretty good- it is quite light tasting. My personal favourite is still Hokkaido Santouka Ramen, I still haven't found another which does the broth better than that. I tasted some of Hubby's non-spicy version, and they both actually taste quite different from one another. Out of the two, I prefer the spicy one as it has a little more kick to it.

I had the Kakuni Negi Tamago Ramen (RM28) which came with a slice of roast pork (cha siu), two pieces of pork belly, seaweed, spring onion, and seasoned egg. I didn't care much for the pork, however the addition of lots of greens was actually quite nice. Hubby had the Char Siu Tamago Ramen (RM26) which came with 4 slices of roast pork (cha siu), seaweed, spring onion and seasoned egg.


Kakuni Negi Tamago Ramen


The noodles are cooked al dente, they are quite thin, resembling our Malaysian maggi mee but with a more springy texture. Both the kids enjoyed it very much, especially Baby D who had two bowls (the small kids bowl). They also like the soup. Since Hubby shared his noodles with the kids, he ordered an extra portion of noodles for RM3. It is quite a big portion and definitely worth adding if you are a big eater.


Char Siu Tamago Ramen



The star of the meal was definitely the Ajitsuke Tamago (RM2 each). Our noodles came with a seasoned egg each, but since we enjoyed it so much, we ordered an extra one. The yolk was wonderfully runny. I wonder if I could visit the shop and just order 5 of these eggs for lunch?



He loves ramen :)



Cute Care Bears fair at Empire Shopping Gallery


A big bear hug



Full set of photos can be viewed on my Facebook page here.

Non-halal.

Service: Friendly.

Price: Total bill was RM69.30.

Location: Marutama Ramen, LG26, Lower Floor, Empire Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS16/1, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-5621 0073

GPS Coordinates: 3.082033, 101.583200

37 comments:

  1. The kids definitely know a thing or two about good food now I'm sure! Which is their favourite ramen joint?

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    1. They don't have a fav ramen joint, they like any one that tastes good :) Baby C loved the egg too.

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  2. OMG looking at the photo of the ramen at midnight, my stomach is going "ge li gu lu"

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    1. Hahahahah!! Funny la your comment ;P

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  3. I dun care if its pork or chicken ramen...as long as it's a good bowl of ramen lar...hehe =)

    The greenery gives some extra texture when slurping the ramen and the broth...like it! :)

    Ooo...I c n heart the superbly runny tamago lar :D

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    1. Yeah me too, most important the taste is good. The broth here is a bit lighter compared to Santouka, I feel Santouka's is much milkier.

      I think you will love the flavoured egg here.... fab la!

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  4. We just had Marutama Ramen on thursday, the one at the Fahrenheit 88. :D

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    1. Hehe first time we try Marutama in Empire, but next time we will try the outlet in F88 ;)

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  5. your kids are reallyreally cute~
    i love the fact i can have it all sesame seeds! :D

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    1. Thanks! Yeah they have a sesame seed dispenser here, so you can help yourself to as much sesame seeds as you like :)

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  6. Oooo...looks so good. The eggs, oh my! I'd love them too....and your lovely kids and the cute soft toys. You're so blessed...

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    1. Hehe yes, I feel lucky to have beautiful and happy kids who are not fussy about food and enjoy eating out with mummy and daddy :)

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  7. I was in your previous post b4 but didn't know that to write as i seldom drink wine so I quickly pop over here to write something,hahaha!Your children get the habit from you,like mother like children mah& I also like ramen myself!Did you eat eamen very often when you were pregnant?

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    1. Haha actually I also seldom drink wine, but my husband love wine.

      Hmmm I love all types of noodles... I think when I pregnant with my daughter, I eat noodles/pasta almost everyday haha!!!

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  8. oooh, care bears!!! i can totally empathize with baby d in that photo, cos i used to love care bears when i was a kid too, watching the cartoons and ALMOST succeeding in getting my mom to get me a small stuffed care bear, heheh =)

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    1. LOL almost... well you can always get yourself one now! Or maybe you're too old for it now?

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  9. this look awesome! i love ramen.

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  10. my mom finds santouka ramen a bit inconsistent at times...

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    1. Really? It's always been quite consistent for me, and the char siu improves everytime I go there.

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  11. Kids , come on ! Any leftover for auntie ?! lol I know , I know my mcnuggets cannot top that ramen ! :D Even that egg looks mouthwatering ! *sigh* :D

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    1. Haha the egg is the best part of the meal! :)

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  12. Your babies are so cute. These restaurants really should be paying them for advertising. :-)

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    1. Someone told me the Marutama Ramen in SG and MY tastes different from one another, have not tried SG one yet so can't really say.

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  14. I've only been to their KL branch. But I should really visit their subang branch since I stay quite close by =)

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    1. Hehe I on the other hand would wanna visit their Fahrenheit branch next since that's more convenient for me :P

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  15. The noodles look very springy hor..
    BTW...I used to like care bears..during school days..hehe

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    1. Yea the noodles were springy.. I wont mind eating this again.

      Hehe I also love Care Bears.

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  16. The eggs look so good! I could have one now! I like how green the bowl of noodles look too.

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    1. Yeah, I liked the generous amount of vegetables that they put in with the ramen. All in all, a pretty decent bowl of ramen...

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  17. Even I just came back from Japan, look at your bowl of ramen , still tempt me to go there and try out. The eggs look perfect!

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    1. Heheh did you eat many bowls of ramen in Japan? I guess they are more salty there right?

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  18. It's been cold in Sydney and we just had large piping bowls of pork ramen like that too!

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  19. I think Adam and I must be the two last people in KL to join in the ramen craze. Would you believe we still haven't had any from all these new places? But... I'll take your advice. Our first stop is going to be Hokkaido Santouka Ramen then :D

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