Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Yamagoya Ramen @ Solaris Dutamas

Did you know, Ramen (although it wasn't called that, then) first appeared in Japan in 1910, when Chinese cooks at Tokyo's Rairaiken restaurant created a signature dish comprising broth and Chinese noodles, which were yellower and more elastic than Japanese noodles. Therefore, I guess it would be safe to say that Ramen is both Chinese and Japanese at the same time >.<

Yamagoya Ramen has over 140 franchised outlets in Japan.Yamagoya Ramen in Publika, Solaris Dutamas is the first original Kyushu ramen in Malaysia, and I had a privilege to try it and give my verdict :p However, please note that this is a strictly non-halal restaurant as their soup is pork based.

Ramen making machine!!! Their ramen is made fresh daily, but I didn't get to witness it that day :( Got there a little late -.-"

Look at all those ramen!! Wonder how many bowls of ramen can be made out of this :p

The drinks we ordered, from left:
 1. Calpis Soda, RM6.00
2. Cucumber Juice, RM5.80
3. Mugi-cha (Barley Tea), RM2.00
4. Ocha (Green Tea), RM2.00

Apart from tea, soft drinks, juices and special drinks, Yamagoya Ramen also serves Draft Asahi and Carlsberg beer. Of course, there’s Sake and Syouchu too.

Random shot of the bb focusing on something >.<

Some of the chocolates we were given that night, they're really good :D Nothing less to be expected from the Japanese :D

 Some camwhoring while waiting for our dishes to arrive :p took a pic of the cute Eunice, and bb's hand kacau :p as usual >.< We hid her chocolates that night and she was despondent when she thought she had to leave without them :p haha

 Black Garlic Ramen, RM22.00

My absolute favourite of the night, so I must feature this first :D The soup has strong garlic fragrant and taste. Considering garlic is one of my first loves (as my sisters can attest to), I immediately ordered this when I saw it on the menu. I wasn't let down because the taste wasn't too salty, and the fragrant taste of the garlic was awsesome :D no words can describe :D

It's so good, I took a pic with it! :D

Miso Ramen, RM24.00

Miso Ramen is the typical Yamagoya Ramen, but miso is added into the broth. Hence, the taste is heavier and more salty. I didn't really like this particular dish though as it was too salty for my liking.

Yamagoya's Mukashi Special Ramen, RM24.00

Yamagoya’s Mukashi Special Ramen is their signature dish.  Most patrons who come here will order this as it consists of the works. Everything, all in! It has freshly made Ramen served with Pork Char Siu (sliced roasted pork), Yamagoya Soy Sauced Egg, bamboo shoot, black fungus, beansprouts, nori (seaweed sheet), garnished with fried garlic and spring onions.What more can you ask for?!?

Spicy Tobanjan Ramen, RM22.00

This Spicy Tobanjan Ramen looks like Yamagoya Ramen served with a “ball” of tobanjan (hot bean sauce). With tobanjan mixed with the ramen, the whole bowl of ramen was spiced up and tasted so much nicer! (if you love spicy food)

Char Siu Ramen, RM24.00

Char Siu Ramen is for meat lovers. There are no veges in the bowl except slices of char siu, and ramen. Specially for carnivores only! :p

Side track.......a host of what we ordered that night!

Kimchi Ramen, RM22.00

This Kimchi Ramen is specially for those who loves a little bit of Korea in everything. It's similar to Yamagoya Ramen, just with added Kimchi. It was a little mild for me, as the Kimchi taste was a little diluted after it was mixed into the soup, but there was a little hint of sour spiciness in it, so if you wana try something less spicy, you can get this.

Apart from all the Ramen goodness we had, we also had quite a few side dishes as well:

Pork Char Siu, RM11.00

This is for those who can't get enough of char siu :p though I wonder why their char siu slices are so big?

Fried Chicken, RM11.00

Crispy and succulent at the same time, it goes really well with lemon juice and mayonnaise!

Gyoza, RM11.00

Japanese pan-fried dumplings with meat fillings. This reminds me of my Jade Pot dumplings back home...juicy fillings, coupled with vinegar and ginger slices. We had two helpings of this as we couldn't get enough of it!

Yamagoya Soy Sauced Egg, RM4.00

These eggs are boiled and marinated in soy sauce. The yolk was soft and creamy, while the white is just a little soft, and smooth when you bite in to it. Because it was marinated in soy sauce, the outer egg white is slightly brownish.

And to end this post, a pic of the bb I took during the review, because he's in Perak at the moment and I miss him T.T

So folks, if you're anywhere near Solaris Dutamas (or Publika as it's more commonly known), do make sure to check out Yamagoya Ramen! They have so many different types of Ramen to suit different needs, so who knows? you might just love it :D

Yamagoya Ramen
A2-G2-8, Solaris Dutamas,
No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603-6206 2220
Facebook: Yamagoya Ramen Kuala Lumpur

Business Hours:
Monday to Thursday 10am to 10pm;
Friday to Sunday 10am to 11pm.


Kelly Siew said...

Still yet to try Yamagoya, photos look good!

Hilda Milda™ said...

The miso looks spicy from the look of it, I thought miso should have clear white soup :P but all of them look equally yummy! OHHHH you guys bully Eunice :P

Merryn said...

Sempat lagi tu nak lepas rindu by posting bb's pic! I love spicy ramen and the egg looks so good!

choulyin.tan said...

haha it is good :D you should try it one day

It looks spicy but it's not :) but a tad salty for me though :/

haha yalo...I was editing the pics then got his pic ma, so i ma put it up too :p hehehe the Egg is heavenly lo..really sedaps

foongpc said...

Looks yummy! I like the soy sauced egg! : )

Xue Ren said...

Oops! Ramen eh? Gonna try it out one day! :D

Unknown said...

<3 it! thanks for featuring me in yr post..hgahahahaha! I so cute! qahhaha! <3 i SUPER love the fried chicken loh!!;P

Koh Kian Fai said...

Sedap!! ramen fever eh? :X