What did Superman’s mom, tell Superman?
Eat Your noodles, Superman!
Now you know where the ramen eating Superman’s super powers come from.
Actually, looking around, you will notice that there’s no shortage of comics in this joint. One could easily believe that Superman lives within these walls, or at least the pages of the comics.
I just learned something from my Japanese boss on Wednesday. The word “Otaku” is Japanese for the enthusiast, whose enthusiasm borders on extreme geekiness, and in Japanese-dining circles there’s no one more enthusiastically geeky than the ramen otaku. These days, KL’s community of ramen otakus are catching on like wildfire and spreading to the local KL-ites as well. Both me and A lil Fat Monkey fall into the category of Ramen Otakus and to prove it, watch us go ga-ga over our food, here at Ramen Izakaya Kazushi.
Shoyu Ramen – RM16
You will notice in this joint, all the hallmarks of a good ramen restaurant – Japanese expats, noodle slurpers, and culinary screwballs of every persuasion can be seen dining here over lunch and dinner time, and for good reason. The Shoyu broth is fabulous—smooth with a mellow roundness, subtly flavored with a chicken stock with plenty of soy sauce added, resulting in a soup that’s tangy, salty, and savory yet still fairly light on the palate. The noodles are firm and springy and pretty much irresistible. The fresh grilled pork floating in the broth is fresh, as are the bamboo shoots and the chopped scallions.
Some of the non-ramen must-have dishes include the trio known as Otsumami Mori with crumbly pieces of charshu, gently cooked eggs with creamy yolky centers, kimchi on the side; the chewy Atarime eaten with Japanese mayonnaise and the oh so healthy Ban Ban G salad.
Ban Ban G salad
Aside from a few Japanese beers, appetizers, and a few rice dishes, there’s nothing but ramen on the menu—so it’s a good thing it’s done well. First, you choose your type of broth, and you can pick from shio, tonkotsu, shoyu or miso. In my humble opinion, the best option is shoyu- which has a thick, meaty texture. Also you can decide if you want your noodles served hot in broth or cold/chilled (Hiyashi ramen). Either way, you’re not far off from a great bowl of noodles.
Hiyashi Chuka RM18
The best dishes combine chunks of pork or seafood with the noodles. Charshu ramen has two types of pork – one cut thick like siew yoke (roast pork), the other melting, buttery, thin slices cooked in oil and garlic. Lush julienned cucumbers, plump bamboo shoots and crab meat give it its tantalizingly briny taste. Oh, and tell us we did not fail to mention that single gently cooked egg, which binds this versatile, transcontinental dish together and makes it equally ideal for breakfast, lunch, or a nutritious late-night snack? We didn’t, did we.. 😉Address: Ramen Izakaya Kazushi Unit 15-G, Grd Flr, Jln Solaris 3, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. Phone +603-6203 6998 Google Maps
hahaha! ohno! I didnt know superman’s power comes from those ramen! interesting one! but i gotta say the foods look so yummylicious here! 😀 yumyum!
now you know! LOL, just kidding la:P
hi KY! Have you been ar?
And I thought Otaku means “my brain” – perhaps mine doesn’t have the superpower since I didn’t have Ramen yet.LOL
Ooooh. That pork dish looks + sounds so yummy! 😀
Really? Superman eats Ramen? LOL! Love a good bowl of soupy noodles anytime!! SLURP!
not really but you catch my drift!
fulamak..the ramen looks very good eh . .!~
good leh?! LOL
Now this post makes me ponder and miss Maggi Curry. Don’t ask me why 😀
I find myself drawn to instant noodles that are of the ramen make. Of course it ain’t like the real thing but the noodle texture seems to be better especially the Japanese branded ones!
i’ve decided that i enjoy ramen more than udon! maybe because i value taste over texture, heh 😀
same here sean, i prefer ramen or soba. I don’t really care for udon. But why re your comment on texture? both textures though different , are great in their own way;)
I love, love Ramen. Shoyu Ramen I simply must try!
Super-ramen. Or is it Supe-ramen? Or maybe it’s Super-amen? Lol
i want the ramen and the runny egg!!!
woohoo! take meeeee
To tell you the truth, I actually drooled… but just a little bit!
mind the keyboard! mwuahahaha!
ps – The map looks like .. NOODLES!
yeah jules, tell me about it!
The second I saw the top photos I knew A Lil Fat Monkey was somehow involved in this! He has such a fun comic style! Ramen shops have spread all over New York City’s East Village neighborhood, which is home to a sizable population of young, trendy Japanese expats. As a vegetarian, there aren’t many options for me– so I don’t quite “get” the trend! US$8 for a bowl of ramen soup?! I’ll stick with my pizza and tacos 😉
I love ramen – QQ tasty noodle. Is that Monkey in that 2nd picture? He love to pose for you huh 🙂
Last I had a good bowl was at Marutama in F88. And that same runny egg yolk bowled me over.
Superman, is it? 🙂 Didn’t know that! Otaku is used quite strange in Korean, not good enthusiast, in a bad way but I know it means good in Japanese. It’s just one weirdly imported word..
Anyhow,I love ramen! It’s delicious and healthy even. 🙂