There’s nothing like freshly made Japanese noodles served in hot broth and slices of meat, topped with seaweed and sesame seeds. Yup, I’m talking about ramen. The Japanese dish is really one of Malaysia’s favorites as multiple restaurants have set up shop serving up the dish. So here’s 5 spots I guarantee you’ll have some delicious ramen!
Hailing from Fukuoka, Hakata, is the authentic Ippudo Ramen with it’s creamy tonkotsu broth and fresh noodles. Ippudo has three signature flavors, shiromaru motoaji- a subtle flavor white broth, akamaru shinaji- a red broth with miso paste and garlic oil, and karaka-men- a spicy miso paste broth. Ippudo gives you the option to choose the chewiness of the noodles too!
If you’re into more bold and rich flavours, Menya Musashi is where you need to go. Named after a legendary swordsman, the restaurant is decorated with portraits of him and they’re known for their generous use of oil, creating an intense aroma in each of their tonkotsu broth. They serve four flavors; shiro- a white broth with onion oil, kuro- a black broth with garlic oil and fried shallots, aka- a red broth with chilli oil, and ki- a yellow broth with curry oil.
Bankara is the place to go if you’re indecisive on what ramen you plan on having or if you’ve never had ramen before. They serve a variety of choices split into four of their speciality broths; Bankara, Miso, Tonkotsu and Tsukemen.
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka delivers a variety of styles apart from their signature, Shio Ramen, as well as spicy miso ramen for those who prefer more heat in their dish. And unlike many spots, Santouka focuses on creating balanced and lightly flavored dishes using ingredients imported from Japan.
One of the more unique ramen restaurants around is Marutama Ramen serving hand-made al-dente ramen in chicken broths with unusual ingredients such as tiger prawns and ground nuts. Don’t worry, you can still choose their more traditional ramen dishes if you’re not that adventurous.
So which one here is your favorite? Or if there is another restaurant that’s a must-try, let us know in the comments!