Heard from my friend Gary (HARLOW! *waves*) about this ramen place in the newly opened Farenheit 88 (previously known as KL Plaza) so went to check it out... :)
(This was after fighting through the hordes at the also very new Uniqlo KL outlet, so I REALLY needed some yummy food to recharge myself)
Marutama Ramen is kinda hidden though - located at a corner of the first floor:
It's a fairly small restaurant with simple decor but, overall, it feels comfortable:
As for the menu there: It's very limited, with only 4 types of ramen, 1 rice dish and a handful of side dishes (like gyoza, etc)....
(Still I suppose it's a good thing - means they are concentrating on what they do well?)
Reading the descriptions of the ramens though, I was a bit disappointed:
"Chicken soup ramen with pork slices? What a strange combination... ", I thought.
(Note: Not their fault. I like pork too much, especially porky to the max ramen soups)
Still, post-slurp, I found that I liked the Marutama Ramen (RM 18) - its noodles were springy enough and its savoury soup was hearty without being too thick/heavy:
We also tried the Aka Ramen (RM 22):
Although I didn't find it at all spicy (as they described), I loved how the "secret blend of 7(?) types of nuts" added complexity to the soup - heartwarmingly savoury yet a bit sweet and sour (in a good way) with a slightly nutty aftertaste.
The meatballs were also nice - chunky texture yet still tender, and most importantly, tasted freshly made.
(To be fair though, the price seems a bit expensive considering that the serving size is not very big....)
If you like, you can also add in a sprinkle or two of the addictively crispy deep fried garlic slices that they have on every table:
(My mum LOVED this. She almost finished the whole jar by herself. Lol)
A pretty essential side order here is the Egg (RM 2):
Whilst it was just a tad too salty (on the outside), I loved the perfect texture - firm white and divinely runny yolk inside.
:D :D :D
Overall, both my mum and I really enjoyed our meal there, and can't wait to go back to try the other 2 types or ramen.
(Really curious what they taste like)
So, it's: Simple but comfortable ambience, yummy ramen, friendly service BUT nothing bad actually - the menu is limited but (so far) everything tastes nice.....
Marutama Ramen @ Farenheit 88, KL
Lot Flr. 27.01, 1st floor, Fahrenheit 88, Bukit Bintang
Ambience : 6
Service : 7
Price** : RM 25 per person
** Approximation - 2 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-2141 1573
Opening Hours: 11am - 10pm
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