Sunday, July 1, 2012

Yamagoya Ramen @ Publika, Solaris Dutamas

Located on level G2 (same level as Rakuzen and Ben's) at Publika, Yamagoya Ramen which opened its doors in April 2012 has garnered quite a good following over the last few months. 
Seasoned Soft Boiled Egg - Never leave the eggs in the kitchen, as there are meant to be served. Even though the eggs were a tad over cooked, nothing can come between our love for eggs, especially well seasoned eggs.
Yamagoya Ramen (RM19) - Yamagoya Ramen was probably the plainest option on the menu, which was nothing more than a twirl of silky soft noodles, bean sprouts, 2 slices of char siu, wood ear fungus and thinly chopped green onions. The char siu was tender and well flavored with a nice salty and intense pork flavor. 
Mukashi Special Ramen (RM24) - This was probably the most popular ramen on the menu, where noodles luxuriated in hot broth, together with seasoned egg, bamboo shoots, char siu, wood ear fungus, seaweed and green onions. The broth was rich and creamy, while the noodles were thin, round and buttery soft. 
Black Garlic Ramen (RM22) - The blackened soup was garlicky and more pungent compared to the milky pork bone soup. The noodles were perfectly toothsome with a touch of nutty garlicky flavor. This was definitely a healthy blend with a different depth of flavors.
Gyoza (RM11) - While we appreciate the wholesome ramen broth, we can't help but to love the gyoza, which completed the meal with another tang. 
Many Asians believe that noodles represent longevity and it is not meant to be cut or bitten half way. So if you are planning to have noodles tonight, make sure you slurp them in one go and try not to choke yourself in the process =)


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33 comments:

  1. Gyoza - no Japanese meal for me is complete without. ;-)

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  2. I like the ramen here - the broth is pretty good. If you want nice flavoured eggs, try Marutama.

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    1. Marutama egg is pretty good but my all time favorite is still Santouka Ramen =)

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  3. yeah .. after the pan mee ..
    now I am craving for japanese ramen..

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    1. Better not eat too much crabs.. it's bad for you health and waistline =)

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  4. mmmmm, i haven't tried the garlic-flavored version here yet! i actually really like garlic, so i'm betting i'd enjoy this ramen :D

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    1. The color of the soup was a bit scary but the taste was def very garlicky.

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  5. We're ashamed to say we're so far behind on trying out the latest ramen places in town! Seems like it's the latest trend for Malaysians..hehe

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    1. Yea. ramen seems to be the trend nowadays =)

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    1. no wow... i went there for dinner on sunday. no q at all =)

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  7. Black Garlic Ramen sure looks scary! It's either they used squid ink or dark soy sauce to achieve the color.

    Now I'm thinking of heading over to Hyotan to satiate my cravings.

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    1. Tell me about it, I was reluctant to try when I saw the color of the soup.

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  8. i feel that their porky soup is quite good :)

    Latest: A Trip to Hunan

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    1. Yeap but i still prefer Santouka Ramen =) They have better porky soup!

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  9. Big ramen fan... have yet to try this place cos I went there at night twice and they were sold out!

    My favorite is also Santouka!! ;D

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    1. really???? i was there on a weekend, i guess i was lucky =)

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  10. seems to be the place to go now! should check it out soon myself :D

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  11. The eggs are really tempting and the rest are unique or maybe I have never tried before. I keep going for the same type of dishes whenever its Jap food and after looking at the rest of which you tried, I need to venture further to the same too.

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    1. The eggs are not great. If you must pick a ramen place, I highly recommend Santouka Ramen @ Pavilion. Don't forget to order extra eggs and pork cheeks =)

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  12. Finally you try this! haha! How was it? Do u like it much? I found that it's actually very common..;P

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    1. I still prefer Santouka Ramen @ Pavilion. The noodles here are nice but I find the soup a bit too oily for my liking =)

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  13. Is Gyoza porky? They look delicious!
    And I bet the black ramen was very hot?

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    1. Yes, they are pork based Gyoza! The black ramen wasn't spicy but a bit more garlicky =)

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  14. I like the ramen here and the service is good.

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    1. Good to hear that! I'm glad that there are now a few good ramen places in town =)

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  15. Another eatery to try in Publika! The ramen looks good in the pictures - how big are the servings though?

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    1. The serving is not that big. Good for one person =)

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  16. gyoza and ramen would be my favourite. 2 bowl please

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    1. Hope you will enjoy it as much as I do. =)

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  17. Gyoza is a must with most of my Japanese meals.

    Agreeably the eggs look kinda overcooked but if its perfectly flavoured...I certainly woudn't mind:D

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