My, oh My.. Mai Ramen!

More food porn to ease the harangued mind. This week’s theme is definitely, eat your noodles and find that happy place!

Here are 5 good reasons why we, i.e. me and my colleagues, like this new-ish ramen joint for unwinding after a hard days work..

1. This place has great but unconventional beer food/snacks:

I mean, give me peanuts, chips etc, and I am pretty happy, but give me thin slices of fatty, succulent pork and you get a standing ovation. Very delicious , very salty.. a trick to get you to drink more? So be it.. pass me another Beer now please!

jikasei chasyu/roasted sliced pork – RM5.00


2. Working for a Japanese company and all,  this place has our favourite beers available.. Kampai!

Kirin and Asahi in abundance here.. no contest.. you will find us drinking here after work at least a few times a week for sure.

Kirin beer, Asahi beer – RM 18, RM16

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3. This place has braised pork stuffed into the sweet inari.. man, does life get any better than this?

All the main food groups to make you woes disappear – carbohydrates, sugars and fats.. all rolled up in an INARI.. wow. Heaven on earth:P

mai inari/ which is essentially the buta kakuni (stewed pork meat) in inarizushi – RM8.90


4. The murkiest, porkiest Ramen noodles this side of Petaling Jaya that you will find

If there is one thing this ramen shop has perfected it would be their pork dishes. We all agreed that whilst the sashimi salads were OK,  and the Yakitori so-so (a little hard/dry) the stewed pork dishes were done so well, it would keep us coming back to eat here,  for a while yet. The softness of the fats and the tenderness of the meat is just phenomenal – a must try!

buta kakuni ramen set with gyoza (ramen with stewed pork and gyoza) – RM22.90


praiseworthy gyoza too – small but generously packed with meaty pork

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5. A good selection of Yakitori

If ramen is not your thing, they serve salads and yakitori here too. Not as good as the other dishes but passable.

kushiyaki moriawase/ assorted skewered grills – RM16.90


Mai Ramen Cafe
13-6, Block D, Jaya One,
No. 72A, Jalan Universiti,
Petaling Jaya
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