Sunday, December 16, 2012

Kyo-ei Tokyo Ramen, Komugi & J.Pop Japanese Popsicles @ Pavilion

Add one more purveyor of pork-rich ramen to Pavilion's roster: Kyo-ei is worth a visit, though it seems unlikely that most customers consider this KL's best noodles.

Kyo-ei's ramen is made fresh in-store; interestingly, the noodles feature something akin to a hand-torn look, kinda like a cross between regular ramen & pan mee.

We opted for the miso broth, but maybe we should have tried the shio or shoyu varieties instead; this soup tasted thin, lacking the satisfying depth of versions elsewhere. The pork, egg & other accompaniments proved decent but undistinguished.

Oops, can't read what this says. No idea where Kyo-ei comes from or who runs it.

Seeking something sweet, we strolled from Kyo-ei to Komugi, also on Pavilion's sixth floor.

Komugi is a cafe that brims with bread, though surveying its showcase will reveal a range of desserts such as this milky-creamy pudding ...

... Hokkaido cheese tarts & Hanjuku cheese cakes ...

... Danish-style pastries stuffed on purchase with fresh custard ...

... plus Namachoco green tea sponge cakes. Available also at Komugi's Mid Valley branch.

Komugi's bread, excellent for crusty loaf lovers. We like the ones with chestnuts & cranberries.

Also worth visiting at Pavilion's Tokyo Street: J.Pop Japanese Popsicles.

J.Pop is linked to the G-Stick gelato that's become a popular fixture at Publika's Ben's Independent Grocer. But what's fresh here seems to be the mini-popsicles of flavors such as wasabi, lavender & miso half-coated in hazelnut & wrapped partly in seaweed (!).

For RM4.90 per mini-pop, a fun treat that's convenient to savor while window-shopping.

Kyoei Ramen, Komugi Cafe & J.Pop Japanese Popsicles,
Level Six, Pavilion Shopping Mall, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.

26 comments:

  1. Went to the MV branch on Fri with PA. Awesome selections! :D

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    1. Tng: nice to have a bakery with interesting choices! :D

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  2. Its opened! I have a new bakery to lunch at!

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    1. Missyblurkit: and can tar pau some buns back to the office too! :D

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  3. I have my lunch in Pavilion almost every working day, now I have more choices!yay.

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    1. CK: yay for more choices! Oh, but too bad for me that both kyo-ei and komugi don't serve alcohol :D

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  4. Ah too bad abt the ramen, I was really looking fwd to try it.

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    1. Baby sumo: ooh, maybe (hopefully) the shio or shoyu broths here might be better than the miso :D

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    2. Hey, just to share as well..I tried the shio, and it is somehow very tasteless..

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    3. Coffee Addict: thank you for that. i felt the miso was a bit too bland too. looks like there might be a similar problem with the shio =)

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  5. I shall go & try the shio or shoyu ramens then. :)

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    1. Jeanette: hope you enjoy them ya =)

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  6. Oh dear! It would be interesting if a new ramen place at Pavillion could give Santouka a run for its money! Let's hope the other broths are better and they improve over time!! :D

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    1. Vien: yeah, this place has got a great strategic location for ramen lovers, near the cinema and across the corridor from TGIF, so hopefully it can capitalize on that better :D

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  7. Ohh...new Ramen @ Pavilion?
    Located at 6th floor too?

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    1. Melissa: yeps, sixth floor, but not at the same side as tokyo street. this one is facing TGIF =)

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  8. Yep...got some poor feedback on this new ramen place from my frens...so I m skipping them...next stop Marutama Ramen...hehe :P

    Tat milky-creamy pudding is gonna get got!...hahaha :D

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    1. Ulric: heh, i guess we've become too used to very good ramen in KL, so we're no longer accepting of ramen that's OK only :D oooh, that pudding is nice. not too sweet, but very mousse-y =)

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    2. Okie...tat mousse-y milk pudding is gonna get got! :P

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    3. Ulric: it's a good one, can tar pau back to the office and have for tea =)

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  9. hey i love the colourful lamps. wonder where did they get them from. hehe

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    1. Eiling: ya, i wonder if i could get one for my apartment, heh =)

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  10. they use the dark miso for their miso version, imo, the miso doesn't blend in well with the ramen as a while.
    The shio and shoyu are more like the soup you would find at chinese stores, as far as my tastebuds are concerned. it does seem a healthier ramen option though. If you are someone who dont like oily stuffs or stuffs that seem to have a lot of seemingly 'unhealthy'(but good) flavor or are bringing friends whom are of that opinion, Kyo-ei ramen's shio and shoyu selections may just do the trick . otherwise, kyo-ei ramen may not satisfy the tastebuds.

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    1. Jeffrey: interesting explanation. i might be curious enough to try the shio or shoyu ones someday =)

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  11. Just had the shio. I needed the Wi-Fi from Starbucks, but it doesn't make up for the bland watery broth. This is not traditional ramen.

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    1. Ramen Addict: hope they take note of customer feedback =)

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