Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Superb Ramen @ Menya Musashi, Eat Paradise-Isetan One Utama

Ever since Kim came back from Vancouver, the one thing he really missed was his Benkei and Kintaro's Ramen which in his opinion was the best. KL did not have a Ramen place that stood up to his criteria of a good Tonkotsu Ramen, Springy Noodles and very oily and porky Broth.

This all changed when Japan's highly popular Ramen Chain, Menya Musashi setup shop inside Isetan's Eat Paradise in One Utama. Menya is as Japanese as you can get. Not only the Head Chef is Japanese (transplanted from their Shinjuku Branch) but their boisterous line chefs are all Japanese! Heck the noodles are supposedly flown in from Japan as well.

Menya Musashi

Shiro Cha Shu Tonkotsu Ramen
Shiro Cha Shu Ramen
The Tonkotsu Broth was definitely very rich and full of Pork Flavor. To Kim Menya's Pork Broth brings memories of his beloved Vancouver. The Ramen was also excellent. It was very Springy in texture and the Cha Shu had a nice combination of Fat and Meat.

AKA Musashi Tonkotsu Ramen
AKA Mushashi Ramen
This is their Spicy Ramen. It's basically Chili Oil mixed in with their Tonkotsu Broth. Unlike their Chashu Ramen, this version includes a semi-boiled egg that was suppose to have a runny yolk.

The Gyoza was not to my liking. It was a little too soggy for me.

After my Ramen I couldn't help but agree with Kim. The Ramen at Menya was as good as what we had in Tokyo and Vancouver. Kim and I are both so happy to be living 10 minutes from One Utama. Menya will definitely be a weekly affair for me whenever I'm back in KL!

Food: 4.8/5
Service: 4.5/5
Ambiance: 4.5/5
Price: $ (Approximately USD $10 per person)

Contact Information
Address: Level 2, Eat Paradise, Isetan @ 1-Utama
Bandar Utama City Centre, Petaling Jaya
Tel: N/A

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