I stumbled upon Manmaru Homemade Udon very accidentally on a night when Lea and I were at Mid Valley looking for a place for dinner and she was craving for some Udon, and we decided to give this new place a try.
|Curry Udon (small), RM12.90.|
|Kimchi Udon (small), RM13.90.|
As a first timer, I tried one of the most traditional flavours - the Curry Udon and I must say while the curry was just average, I find the Udon extremely delicious. With the chewy texture and the fact that it was cooked just nice, the Udon immediately become the best Udon that I've ever tried. I mean, I'm not even an Udon fan, so bad that I can't even finish a bowl of normal Udon at a well known Japanese restaurant. Yes, I am that particular with Udon. Even Lea loves the Udon here! Of course we know why, the Udon here are handmade by its Japanese chef whom if you are lucky, you may see him wandering around the shop talking to Japanese customers (I met him there once, that's why).
|White Fish Tempura, RM3 and Enoki Tempura, RM1.50.|
|That's us having great fun on a girls night out!|
After our first visit, I purchased some Groupon vouchers and brought Deardo there to try. Hahaha, should I say, we went all out trying almost all their Tempura???
|Sweet Potato Tempura, RM1.50, Ika Ring Karage, RM1.80 each and Chicken Karage RM2 each.|
|Cream Corn Udon, RM14.90 (small).|
|Both of us were excited, so ignore Deardo's 'bo syok-ness' in the photo! :p|
In my personal opinion, Manmaru wins not only because of its freshly made Udon which has great texture, but also very good quality and creative soup base. While I think the Udon are slightly pricey for the portion given, the side orders are very reasonably priced but most importantly, they are all really well-presented - very clean that it makes you feel like you are dining in some high-end hotels!And yes, since that visit, Manmuru has become both Deardo and my favourite place to go whenever we want some nice Udon. :)
Manmaru Homemade Udon
S-045A, Center Court,
Second Floor, Mid Valley City Mall,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2201 1663