Slurping our way through three udon specialists that opened in KL in recent months, starting with Yuu-jo, a fairly cozy spot on one of Mont Kiara's leafy streets.
Udon & soba command the mightiest share of Yuu-jo's menu; for something that tastes pretty nutritious, order the cold udon with marinated shiso leaves & spinach, blended with olive oil & crowned with char-grilled chicken (RM17.80 before taxes).
The remainder of Yuu-jo's repertoire includes light-lunch mains like fleshy cobia fish deep-fried in bread crumbs (RM12) ...
... & familiar-favorite side dishes such as 'nasu dengaku,' miso-glazed eggplant (RM8.80).
Other menu highlights: Italian-style udon, beef bolognese or chicken carbonara-style, as well as green tea soba with salmon & raw egg, plus comfort-food rice bowls.
Yuu-jo Japanese Restaurant
B1-B3, Kiara Designer Suites, 18, Jalan Kiara 3, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.
Open lunch & dinner, except Mondays. Can be crowded for lunch; it's calmer in the evening.
LG-K01, Lower Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur
S-045A, Center Court, Second Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur
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