Japanese noodles are kinda norm in our culture lately. A varieties of ramen shops has surface around Klang Valley. One thing for sure you hardly hear about a restaurant that dedicated to udon.
Located above Madam Kwan’s restaurant at Midvalley, Manmaru mark it’s first outlet.
Transparent kitchen was a culture in Japan where you can get to witness how your food were cooked and prepared. It was the same here at Manmaru.
Upon walk in to the restaurant ON THE LEFT SIDE where you will need to order food first, before seated. You have to make a decision which udon type to order.
All the udon were basically the same made from the same high quality flour air flown from Japan. All were hand crafted to perfection with precise number of ingredients ratio without adding any preservative and seasonings. You can assure that the udon do not have any lye water in it.
Then it is tossed to the same traditional method.
Grab yourself a tray and get into the que to place order.
Each bowl of noodle has 2 sizes. You can opt for 180 gram or 250gram. Do not belittle the udon …. it is solid and filling. They weigh every single bowl to precise amount on the price you paid for. It is very affordable where small and big size are just RM2 difference.
Then you can choose your favorite tempura add on.
Each piece are priced individually rather than a set which commonly done at any other Japanese restaurants.
Next you will be directed to order your drinks.
And finally pay. All that can be done in less than 10 minutes if you are sure what you wanna have in advance. You may notice that there are Muslims patron here as this is a NO PORK & NO ALCOHOL Restaurant.
After you done with the payment, you will be heading to the cutleries section to get your chopstick and spoons or green tea hot water refill.
If you purchased tempura, you can collect your tempura condiments and sauce at the far right section.
This restaurant resembles a fast food restaurant where they only clean the tables. The rest basically you have to get it your own. This way, the movement and the table turn around are faster and inline with the fast pace life style that we have. During the review session, I saw a couple of Japanese patrons which they work at the AEON dine here. From ordering to finish eating in 15 minutes. That is how fast the Japanese life pace is.
Kamaage Udon – RM12.90
An Al dente style udon served in a bowl of warm kamaage sauce (The water that use to boil the udon). This is the most basic and traditional method of enjoying udon. It taste like chee cheong fun in a thicker noodle.
Zaru Udon – RM8.90 / RM10.90
All time favorite cold Udon
Bukake Udon – RM9.90 / RM11.90
Cold Udon dash with thick fish broth
Niku Udon – RM12.90 / RM14.90
Hot udon soup with thin sliced beef and spinach
Ume Udon – RM10.90 / RM12.90
Refreshing udon served with pickled plum
Cream Corn Udon – RM12.90 / RM14.90
Light & creamy sewet corn udon soup
Kake Udon – RM8.90 / RM10.90
Classic Soy Udon
Japanese Curry Udon – RM10.90 / RM12.90
Hanjuku Tamago – RM2 per piece
Soft boiled egg marinated with soya sauce. This is perfectly done and highly addictive. A female friend of mine had 4 eggs just for her alone.
White Fish Tempura – RM3 per piece
Location: Manmaru Udon Lvl 2, Center Court, Mid Valley (Next to Apple Center)
Operation hours : 10am-10pm