Saturday, January 16, 2016

Udon Kobo Min Min @ Damansara Uptown

Every morning, Chef Hideaki Nakajima & his team oversee the production of a fresh batch of noodles at Udon Kobo Min Min - it's a consistent ritual aimed at shoring up quality & authenticity at this top destination for thick, smooth noodles with a firm bite.


You'll find no fewer than 15 udon recipes here, from hot & soupy variations to cold ones with assorted accompaniments. We enjoyed the chashu udon, with tender cuts of slow-braised pork (RM17.90), & the mentaiko udon, coated in creamy cod roe mayonnaise (RM17.90) - comfort food for Japanese gastronomy enthusiasts. Other temptations include udon with Japanese curry & pork slices; with salmon, Hokkaido scallops & crab meat; with tempura prawns & vegetables; & with karaage chicken.


Six types of donburi are also available - the Katsu Curry Don boasts a crispy-juicy breaded pork cutlet paired with a rich Japanese curry. The portion we tried was meant to be a mini, but it could be a complete lunch for light eaters (a mini costs RM10.90, while a big is RM17.90). Other rice bowl options come with salmon sashimi, pork yakiniku or vegetable kakiage. 


Speaking of salmon sashimi, Udon Kobo takes pride in its raw fish crowd-pleaser, sourced from a reputable supplier to recognised restaurants (RM18.90 for five slices). There are side dishes galore to add diversity to the meal - shishamo tempura (RM16.90) to traditional staples like atsuyaki tamago, agedashi tofu, sake onigiri & pork tonkatsu. The best bet for dessert is a refreshing clear jelly with brown sugar syrup & roasted soy powder (RM6.90). Many thanks to Udon Kobo for having us here.


For the week of January 18 to January 24, 2016, Uber is offering all users two free rides to & from Udon Kobo Min Min. Claim your free rides (worth up to RM20 per ride) by using the following promo code: EDKLUDON

Plus, there's an exclusive reward awaiting you at Udon Kobo Min MIn: Flash your Uber email receipt or trip history on your phone to show that you enjoyed a complimentary ride to the outlet, and the outlet's staff will be pleased to provide you with a complimentary edamame worth RM6.90 with minimum spending of RM20 (offer limited to first 30 customers who redeem this offer at Udon Kobo Min Min).
Remember to key in Udon Kobo Min Min as your starting point or destination for the free rides to take effect. The free rides are valid for all Uber users, including both new and existing users.

Customers are entitled to redeem each reward once at each outlet, on the same day as the free ride. 

Udon Kobo Min Min
72 GF, Jalan SS21/35, Damansara Utama. Daily, 1130am-230pm, 6pm-10pm. Tel: 012-3190228

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18 comments:

  1. The portions are generous and creative, Sean. :)

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    1. Linda: yes, we were pretty full by the end of this lunch :)

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    1. Suituapui: ooo, it's udon, not ramen, but you can order an egg as a side dish and pour it into the udon. but we liked the udon soup without having any egg mixed in it, since it was tinged with yuzu zest for a mild, citrusy tang that balanced well with the other ingredients :)

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    2. Oopsss!!! So it is. I like the hardboiled at Japanese joints, with the soft, moist yolk - they seem to get it perfect everytime.

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    3. Suituapui: yeah, i could easily and eagerly eat five of those types of eggs in one sitting :D

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  3. I love udon noodles, I'm coming to visit for sure.

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    1. The Yum List: yay! hope you enjoy Udon Kobo Min Min :)

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  4. I tried the mentaiko pasta before and I love it, mentaiko udon sounds good too, hehe.

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    1. CK: heheh, yeah, mentaiko is a nice pairing for a lot of different types of noodles :D

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  5. Never had (or seen) a clear transparent jelly before...what is it made up of...sugared water?

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    1. Contact.ewew: you're right about using water as a description ... it's been called a water cake, though its japanese name refers to mochi ... this link helps to explain, i hope: https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/news-trends/japan-water-cake-recipe/ :D

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    2. Thanks for the link...it was nice to see how they made this jelly from just sugar and water :)

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  6. Never try udon with creamy mentaiko sauce, that definitely looks good for me!

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    1. Choi Yen: i like the combination, since i love mentaiko, heh :)

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  7. Hello Eat Drink KL, I am at Min Min now trying out their food. But the Uber promo is only worth up to RM20, not RM30 as per your write up :-[

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    1. Unknown: hi, I've checked with the Uber representatives, it should be rm30. Could you email me at seanyoong@gmail.com with your account details, and Uber will credit the amount back into your account. Thanks.

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    2. Hi Sean:Thanks for addressing this matter with Uber. I will email you - Shayley (Unknown)

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