Monday, November 15, 2010

Marufuku Udon @ Jaya One, Petaling Jaya


house special served cold


Life should be simple - like a bowl of udon from Marufuku Udon. It's at this small tucked away cafe, you will discover a noodle epiphany and why the Japanese are so feverish about these thick and chewy noodles.



egg silken coated udon strands, modeled by Life for Beginners' Kenny Mah 


Made by the same Japanese master from Sanuki Udon at Taman Desa (this is a branch, they also have another outlet in Wisma Cosway), the springy noodles are made daily following a recipe that uses Australian wheat flour to give it its characteristic chewy texture. You can also purchase the udon noodles for your own home consumption but only at the Taman Desa outlet.



vegetable kariage; mixing it all up


At this simple cafe set up (that reminds me a little of a fast food joint but with a whole lot more heart), you can order your udon selection from the house special, original soup, chilli udon, kitsune udon, wakame udon, salada udon, curry udon and etc by using their computer touch screens. You also can select deep fried toppings from the counter like the vegetable kariage, fried chicken and etc, if you prefer an extra crunch with your noodles. Once your selection is done, just pay at the counter and they'll send over your bowl of noodles once it is ready. Green tea is refillable so help yourself to the hot and cold jugs.


done for now

All of us sample the house special served cold - a simple concoction of a poached egg, chopped spring onions with a little wasabi paste on the side. Mix them together and slurp the noodles down as you enjoy each chewy noodle delicately coated with the egg mixed with the fiery wasabi. It's seriously good stuff that will make you ponder how an unpretentious bowl of noodles costing RM6 can satisfy you so well. Now, if the ramen masters will land on our shores (Tampopo anyone?), we won't need to travel to the Land of the Rising Sun to get our Japanese fix anymore.



Marufuku Udon
Blk L, Unit 18,
Level G, Phase 1
Jaya One


Tel: 03- 7957 6368


(Pork Free. The place is tucked behind Frontera and Muse. For more information including specials they're introducing, join their Facebook page. They also serve yakitori at night. For the full set of pictures, see my Flickr set.)

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.

22 comments:

Sin Tai Lim said...

I would like this noodle serve as the usual spicy pan mee style and I think it would be delicious.....of course the poached egg remains.

Michelle Chin said...

I loving having my udon with raw egg, natto, spring onions, wasabi, tamari and sesame oil. :) But I think poached eggs will work just as well.

boo_licious said...

Sin Tai Lim - time to experiment at home I reckon?

Michelle - hmmm, natto sounds like a good addition. A bit of stickiness to let all those slurplicious noodles to go down.

CUMI & CIKI said...

yumzzzz

ai wei said...

yum yum yum :D

Bangsar-bAbE said...

That's really affordable for a bowl of comfort! Thanks Boo, for sharing. :)

choi yen said...

same udon as Sanuki? Great, Jaya 1 definitely nearer for me :)

J said...

Happiness is an empty bowl and a full tummy. :)
(like the last photo!)

Life for Beginners said...

No words can describe how much I love the udon from Sanuki and now Marufuku... but if words COULD describe my love for this amazing udon, trust you to write them, dear.

And so you have. Yay! :)

Sean said...

i can't decide which one i prefer... udon or ramen. udon seems healthier, but ramen seems tastier, heheh :D

ulric said...

I love their house special egg cold udon and their chicken skin yakitori..yums :P

Au and Target said...

Ramen noodles! Yum.

qwazymonkey said...

Me too! I'm a fan of the House Special Udon...COLD!

NekoHime said...

Nais :)

sc said...

looks simple yet able to bring on a myriad of texture and flavours, must try this soon!

email2me said...

This looks like the raw version of chili pan mee .... The Japanese way :D

foodbin said...

Think I will walk over there to try it out.

adrian said...

Tried it last week. Not bad and the price is not expensive also. I'm sure I will head there again.

eiling lim said...

looks like a new place at Jaya One? So now there's Mai Ramen for ramen and this place for Udon. Great!

infoinfo unik said...

hi, hi,, this is my first visit here and I think it's fun
thank you

boo_licious said...

C&C & Ai Wei - yumz indeed

Bsar Babe - yes, there's something so satisfying when it's reasonably priced

choi yen - yes, same people opened this one but different look. Also has yakitori.

J - yes, takes so little to make us happy.

Thxs Life for Beginners! It was fun bumping into you at Jaya One and thxs for being my hand model.

Sean - I still prefer soba actually as I love buckwheat or wholemeal in my pastas and noodles. Ramen is more the soup vs the texture I reckon.

Ulric - wow, chicken skin yakitori sounds very decadent

Ken Wong said...

Marufuku@Taylors (http://on.fb.me/marufukutaylors) is now open. This location is very breezy as there is a nice lake next to it. Perfect for a relaxing week nights' dinner and weekends' getaway. We are open daily from 10 to 10. Come and enjoy a simple bowl of udon with the lake view. (We are close on 19th and 26th for minor reno work. Thank you.)

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