Below Expectation @Yamagoya Ramen, Setiawalk Puchong

When Yamagoya Ramen newly arrived in Klang Valley, I heard so much of their publicity through radio advertising. Since we were at Setiawalk Puchong, so Alex and I decided to give it a try. Understand that ever since Setiawalk implemented a parking fee, there are lots of complains about the jam towards the parking entrance. I hope they could do something on this.

20130217_183428You will be greeted by the friendly staffs as you enter their restaurant.

20130217_183023The 1 full page of ramen. Like not many choices hor….

20130217_183351My order; Yamagoya Ramen – RM19.

20130217_183545Not quite good. I was expecting it to taste as good as Hokkaido Ramen Santouka. Thin ramen while the broth….don’t you think its quite oily? You may find the broth is very rich and tasty on 1st few sip…later on feel ‘jelak’. However the slices Pork Char Siu are quite nice.

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Alex chose Spicy Tobanjan Ramen – RM22.

I felt that Alex’s ramen taste the same like mine. The only difference is that..he has additional chili paste.

20130217_183954After adding the chili paste into the ramen. *looks so oily* @_@

I did not bother to add on. Because I felt that Soy Sauce Egg for RM4 is quite pricey.

Wasn’t sure if we made the right order. But the ramen failed to impress me.

*Strictly based on my individual taste*

188950_10151410893612740_912039948_nSad to know today is Monday again. Weekends are always so short!

*monday blues*

Yamagoya Ramen
C-8-G, Block C, Setiawalk,
Persiaran Wawasan, Pusat Bandar Puchong,
47160 Puchong, Selangor.
Tel: +(6016) 291 7775 / +(6012) 306 7552

Dinner @ Hokkaido Ramen Santouka @ Pavilion KL

I’ve read many positive reviews about this place. And I’m sure many of you have tried and also blogged about this place. Each time I pass by this place..I often sees the long queue. Customers waited to be seated.

One day…when Alex and I were at Pavilion, we decided to try and see whether is it really that good. Since we were quite early around 6+pm…therefore the queue wasn’t too long and we waited for about 10 minutes to get our seat. While waiting to be seated…we read through the menu to choose what to order. And that saves some time too. (BTW…the menu has only few pages) ^^

I felt that ‘Ramen’ is gaining its popularity these days. Many places seems to be serving ramen and there are more new ramen restaurants too. Will it be like ‘Bubble Milktea Fever’?? Hehe….

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka is located at 6th floor…in Tokyo Street. In Ramen Santouka, the ramen are served in 3 different sizes. Small, Medium and Large. I like it that way…so that you won’t waste food. If its only 1 standard size..and if the portion is big..you can’t finish, that would be a waste rite? πŸ˜‰

Info about Hokkaido Ramen Santouka soup.

The Perfect Temperature for Delicious Soup

To make our mild, pearl-colored Tonkotsu soup, we take the time about 20 hours to simmer the pork bones before adding our vegetables, dried fish, kelp and other special ingredients.

The soup is maintain at its optimal temperature to best be enjoyed by everyone.

We strictly maintain the exact same cooking standards as the other Ramen Santouka restaurant around the world.

Miso Ramen (Small) – RM22.50

What’s in the bowl? Crunchy bamboo shoot (no weird taste..not to worry), jelly ear, Cha-Shu (tender 3 layers pork from certain part of pork back ribs) in flavorful miso (soy bean) + pork broth.

I like their thin, springy and crunchy ramen!

Kara-Miso Ramen (Medium) – RM27.00

The ingredients are similar to the one above. The difference it that, Kara-Miso has some spiciness for the ‘lat-jiu’ people. I preferred Miso Ramen…the soup has stronger and flavorful taste.

Gorgeous looking bowl of ramen.

Komi Tamago (Flavored Boiled Egg) – RM 2

Complete your bowl of ramen with this egg. Its not hard nor too soft…with the beautiful semi runny yolk.

Aburi Toroniku (Roasted Pork Cheek) – RM17

Pork Cheek??? *While touching my own cheek* Must be very lean and smooth like mine rite… Oppss…

These thinly sliced (in fact too thin I felt) pork cheek indeed lean and tender! Each pieces of glossy pork cheeks are lay on a piece of mesh with a lit candle below. DELICIOUS!

 

Looks like I don’t need to spend an expensive fare to Japan for a nice bowl of Ramen. I can still get it in KL!!Β  πŸ˜‰

Food : 8/10

Price : 6/10

Ambiance : 6/10

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Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
6.24.03, Tokyo Street, Level 6, Pavilion KL, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2143 8878
Website: http://www.santouka.co.jp/en/


Lunch @ Goku Raku Ramen, Midvalley

Cracking our heads to choose an eating place for our lunch seems tough. There are so many choices when you are at a shopping mall. I must admit that Malaysians are spoil with tonnes of food choices. Therefore to make it quick, we look through the ‘list of restaurants’ of Midvalley and finally we decided to choose Goku Raku Ramen. I’ve read several positive reviews from food bloggers whom wrote about this place. No doubt, its indeed a choice and you should try it yourself.

At Goku Raku Ramen, the Ramen Haven serving you authentic Japanese Ramen. The ramen here are made fresh everyday, using the ramen machine. While broth are simmered to perfection for 48 hours to bring out its exquisite taste. If you dislike ramen, well you can still have another choice. You may choose to have rice.

An informative menu…provides simple description on each dish.

Never knew that there are steps to enjoy a bowl of ramen. All I know is just pick up a pair of chopstick and makan! ^^

Hhmm….looks like Wanyi is studying really hard….on the menu.

Ashley was busy texting….

Minutes later, these 2 gals were busy cam-whoring….

The refillable Green Tea – RM2

Plain Water with Lemon Slice – RM2

A blogger wrote, “Chef Kanai San explained that the lemon infused water would clear our palettes better than green tea.

Ultimate Tonkotsu Ramen – RM20.90

Tonkotsu Broth Noodles topped with Char Siew, Flavoured Egg, Black Fungus, Spring Onion, Leek, Bamboo Shoot, Seaweed and Fragrant Garlic Oil.

If you are a first timer to ramen, I would suggest you to choose Ultimate Tonkotsu Ramen. The broth is on mild side yet tasty. While the ramen is springy.

Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen – RM17.90

Spicy Tonkotsu Broth Noodles topped with Char Siew, Black Fungus, Spring Onion, Bamboo Shoot, Bean Sprout and Seaweed.

If you like something spicy, Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen is definitely a good choice! The spicy broth gives you the ‘kick’. Meanwhile, the bamboo shoot is crunchy yet doesn’t have that ‘weird’ taste.

Goku Raku Miso Ramen – RM20.90

Miso in Tonkotsu Broth Noodles topped with Cabbage, Minced Pork and Fragrant Garlic Oil.

Minced pork were delicious and tasty. Miso Ramen has stronger flavor broth…. However, I find it a lil too oily.

Flavored Egg

I almost forgotten about this egg that I’ve ordered, after I place it aside. Then the gals pointed on the egg, only I remembered. What an old lady I am…. ^^

This egg was good. A slight taste of soy sauce on the outer part. Moreover the egg texture was good too…not too hard or overcooked.

getting ready to eat….

An advertorial for Goku Raku Ramen?? Will it pass?? Hahah….

Goku Raku Ramen
Lot S25Β and S26, Level 2 Mid Valley City.,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone No.: 03-2282 3924
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm
Website: http://www.gokuraku-ramen.com/
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Remark: This restaurant has closed down. Thank you.