Sunday, October 30, 2011

After our karaoke session, we were all hungry and ready to go for the next round of food. There were reviews on forums mentioning some must-visit cafes when going to Kulai. 一风堂 is one of them. We came with high expectations, spotting that rich Japanese themed designs fronting the entrance. From the outside, it looks every bit a classy Japanese restaurant. Venture further in and I was feeling that tinge of disappointment. The inside were designed to look like any cafes with modern contemporary setup, a stark contrast to the facade lined with rows and rows of sake bottles.

Mini ramen set comes with pan-fried gyozas (dumplings), a poached egg, slices of braised pork and fruits. The ramen comes with a lightly flavoured broth, the gyozas were good but taste better when dipped with chilli oil. I like the braised pork, it exudes a rich aroma from the shoyu (Japanese soy sauce) and taste awesome. Rating: 7.0/10

Claypot ramen. The broth they use for it is different from the one we had for the mini ramen, this is much richer in flavour and comes in a bigger portion. It comes with Japanese fishcakes, an egg, an ebi tempura (deep fried prawn) and the bottom layered with loads and loads of chinese cabbage. The cabbages add on to the sweetness of the broth, and is cooked till soft which literally melts in your mouth. Rating: 7.0/10

Price: 6.5/10
Service: 6.5/10
Conclusion: Deco aside, the ramen taste good and they have a range of other creative selections to be found on the menu. In my opinion, I place the significance of the role for the broth ahead of the ramen itself. So next time if you are craving for some hot soupy stuffs, especially on a cold rainy weather ... why not head to Ippudo and reward yourself with a hot steamy meal. I'll definitely be back again.

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48, Jalan Kenanga 29/3, 
Indahpura, 81000 
Kulai, Malaysia
Tel: (+607) 7663 6366
Daily operating hours:
12:00PM - 04:00PM
06:00PM - 11:00PM

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