03 May, 2012
Yamagoya Ramen (山小屋)
Posted by: Wen Ching In: Japanese Food
We read a newspaper article about Yamagoya Ramen recently and we decided to visit them since we love exploring new food places all the time. After reading a couple of food blogs, we learnt that Yamagoya Ramen in Solaris Dutamas is the first branch of this famous chain from Kyushu, Japan, with over 140 franchised outlets in Japan.
Located in Solaris Dutamas, we generally find that restaurants here are rather difficult to locate, the directory was not updated and it was fairly difficult to navigate, nevertheless, we found the place after exploring the mall for a while.
Their menu was rather simple and mainly focused on ramen. We started our dinner with a plate of Gyoza (焼きギョウザ). Priced at RM11, the fried dumpling was served with vinegar and it was fresh and juicy. It was a good start to the meal!
Priced at RM24, we had a bowl of Mukashi Special Ramen (昭和ラーメン) since it was one of their most famous dishes. We had a sip of the soup and we knew it was going to be good. The tonkotsu broth was delicious, it was creamy, milky and very flavourful! The bowl of noodles was filled with slices of Char Siu, bamboo shoots, beansprouts, ear fungus, spring onions and semi-hard boiled egg. The ramen itself was flavourful, eaten with the treasures served with the noodles, it was excellent! Also, we loved the soy sauced egg, Yamagoya’s was exceptionally good that we almost wanted to order more separately.
We also had the Spicy Tobanjan Ramen (激辛ラーメン) for RM22. Slightly similar to Mukashi Ramen Special, it was served Char Siu, bean sprouts, ear fungus and spring onions. We also had a separate plate of Spicy Tobanjan sauce where we mixed with the soup. The broth turned red and it had a spicy kick to it, it was very good, we loved the ramen a lot!
Overall, we were very impressed with the standards of their ramen. We thought it was as good as Santouka Ramen in Pavilion. If you’re looking for authentic Japanese ramen, this would be the right place for you!
A2-G2-8, Solaris Dutamas,
No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6206 2220