Sunday, July 7, 2013

Oishii Ramen @ Tun H.S. Lee

On a street of shop-houses more known for Malay fried village chicken, Chinese beef noodles & Indian chapatis & curries, this little outlet still enjoys brisk lunchtime business with its promise of big bowls of steaming-hot Japanese ramen.

Unlike many of its ramen peers in KL, Oishii is a no-pork outlet, but mercifully, that isn't equivalent to no-pleasure, as this Nagasaki ramen (RM16) with plenty of prawns, calamari & corn might prove. The broth's OK; not remarkably rich, but far from weak or watered-down.

Buttery-spicy Sapporo ramen with chicken cha-siu. Absolutely acceptable for RM15.

Don't feel like noodling around? No fear: Oishii also supplies other Land-Of-The-Rising-Sun specialties, like super-hearty sushi topped with scallops & eel.

No sake is served, so folks must make do with Asahi beer, nice & cold nonetheless.

Oishii Ramen,
21, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur.
Open daily through 8pm or so.
Tel: 03-2022-0543

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26 comments:

  1. I hope the sushi range is good. And I hope the ingredients are fresh. The unagi looks rich.

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    1. Sycookies: there are probably only six to eight types of sushi available here, mainly cos the outlet focuses on the noodle dishes. But ya, the seafood tasted fine, fresh enough. The eel was almost caramelized, interestingly enough =)

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  2. I love ramen n asahi. Oishi

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    1. Cquek: hot bowls of soupy noodles and icy beer do go well together, ya :D

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  3. Gosh!!! You must have tried every Japanese place in town. LOL!!! But I noticed they're very popular there - always crowded, everyone.

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    1. Suituapui: heh, Japanese food definitely sells briskly! And it helps that there's a wide range of dishes that outlets can specialize in, from ramen to sushi to teppanyaki to tonkatsu & more :D

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  4. This is such a lovely and cozy decor!

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    1. Linda: oh yeah, it's definitely got character! =)

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  5. i used to visit this restaurant when I have gathering with my ex colleagues :D

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    1. Wallace: good place for friends to get together, ya :D

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  6. Ooo are the shops around H.S.Lee being revitalised?

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    1. Baby sumo: actually, not really, but there are some good casual kopitiams and mamaks here that thrive because of the office workers nearby =)

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  7. Main biz is ffice crowd I guess?

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    1. TNG: ya, i think folks working nearby. cos parking here can be tricky on weekdays =)

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  8. Pork free and decent:D Satisfying enough when one craves ramen in that part of KL. Used to be a pork free yong tau fu a bleck shops away from Oishii. Wonder where they moved to.

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    1. Missyblurkit: ooo, i didn't notice any yong tau foo outlet, but ya, it's good to have a few ramen outlets that manage to still satisfy their customers without having to serve pork =)

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  9. We are back! hehehe
    We had some nice Sappora Ramen this time! :D

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    1. DevilCK: yay, at last, you have returned! it feels like you've been gone a very long time :D heheh, i have welcomed you home with a post containing sapporo ramen =)

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  10. Looks not bad...the price seems okay too.

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    1. Melissa: ya, as long as it's below RM20, i think it's definitely quite fair :D

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  11. scallop and eel sushi.. yum2! :D gimme gimme..

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    1. Ciki: we can share! one piece for you and one for me :D

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  12. wow! looks mighty fine :) looks better than ramen taiko, shoplex

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    1. Sibu: it's quite hearty, and i like all the corn in it. though maybe i'd still gravitate toward ramen taiko cos that one got pork, heheh :D

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  13. Jalan Tun H.S. Lee definitely a tricky place to find as I was trying to locate LOKL that day last weekend but failed ~>_<~

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    1. Choi Yen: ooh, ya, for me, it's only one kilometer from my office, so it's easier for me. hope you manage to locate it next time (use GPS!) =)

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