Klang Valley: Hakata Ippudo Ramen, Pavilion – Ramen craze back again. Ever since I had ramen in Singapore – Marutama & Ippudo, then at 1 Utama – Menya Musashi, I am so in love with very good ramen and the soup. I had Ippudo in Singapore before so I know it’s good, the recent opening of the outlet at Pavilion, KL makes me feels excited and so last week I went to try it out with my babe.
We went there with an exciting and hungry feeling. Just as in Singapore, you have to wait, not queue, but give your name to the receptionist and they will call your name when it’s ready to be seated. Not so long for 2 seats, less than 10 minutes of wait and we were in!
The interiors are very interesting, modern, mysterious, dark with loud pop music playing, just as the outlet in Mandarin Gallery, Singapore, but bigger space. Without much hesitation, it’s food time!
We ordered a Akamaru Tamago (RM30+) which the soup is cooked with Ippudo’s secret miso, garlic oil, belly chasu served with kikurage, bean sprouts and spring onions. Awesome max, I suggest you get this instead of the standard Shiromaru Motoaji. Yummy, but it’s a little bit salty, but after all it’s good. (On par with Menya Musashi’s but I tend to favor towards Menya’s because I can control the soup with the garlic and chili oil).
There’s also rice – Hakata Meshi (RM11+) which is rice topped with chashu and mentaiko, served with shredded egg omeletter. This is a nice one too!
Lastly, the small side dish that we ordered was the Baruketsu Tofu (RM18+), spicy tofu and minced pork with crispy noodle in hot stone pot. Somehow, the one I had in Singapore was nicer as the noodle was way crispier and the gravy was more saturated, it’s a bit waterish here.
Nice atmosphere and location for ramen, price wise cheaper than in Singapore, but if were to pick the best ramen broth, sorry my choice will go to Menya Musashi.
Hakata Ippudo Ramen (below GSC)
Level 4, Pavilion Shopping Mall,
Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
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Pictures are taken with Canon EOS 60D + Tamron F/2.8 17-55mm