Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Ramen Setagaya, 1 Mont Kiara



Attention, adventurous ramen explorers: Ramen Setagaya recently launched distinctive promotional bowls like the Shionoya Jiro Ramen, pungently swamped with a mega mound of garlic over a blanket of bean sprouts and cabbage, true to the 'Jirorian style' introduced in Tokyo a half-century ago.

The noodles can scarcely be seen beneath the toppings, which also include thick chunks of pork in a light-textured broth that's richly laced with morsels of pork fatback - one bowl (RM40) is too much for most of us, so share this with one or two other companions. Do not attempt alone; the meat on its own is nearly insurmountable.

Ramen Jiro has reached cult status in Japan - sure, it might have reaped the nickname of 'junk food ramen,' but the garlic and vegetables help to counter the porcine guilt factor.



The Seabura Niboshi Ramen (RM24) is another ramen not often spotted in Malaysia, partly because it's more laborious to prepare, with only 10 bowls available daily here. The secret is in the broth, infused with dried fish, dotted with soft, snow-like pork fat - the result is an acquired taste, blending the brininess of fish with the gaminess of pork. Approach with caution; the aftertaste and its accompanying aroma won't make you anyone's favourite conversationalist.

Ramen Setagaya
Unit L1-02, Level 1, 1 Mont Kiara, 1 Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. Daily, 10am-930pm. Tel: 03-6211-7882

This post first appeared on eatdrinkkl.com

8 comments:

  1. That sure is a whole lot of garlic!!!

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    1. Suituapui: great for us garlic enthusiasts! :D

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  2. The amount of garlic topping on the Shionoya Jiro Ramen is unbelievable! I bet it will give you garlic breath for days! Your warning "do not attempt alone" sounds like a challenge to me heh..heh.. I am curious about the Seabura Niboshi Ramen, only 10 bowls available daily and if I have a chance, I would like to try it. With social distancing, the aroma shouldn't be an issue hah..hah...

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    1. PH: heheh, we definitely had garlic, fish and pork breath that afternoon! and we couldn't finish the ramen!

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  3. Oh dear, this doesn't sound like a bowl of ramen suited for me...too much of everything (but others will beg to differ)! ;) But it's the description of snow-like pork fat that scares me the most...hehehe! :D

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah, these two ramen recipes are definitely an acquired taste - i can only recommend them to eaters willing to take a risk on something expected! :)

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  4. Is this the one which replace Ramen Kamikaze? Oh, I miss their ramen ~>_<~
    Garlic is a big no no for me, do they have other more "common" ramen? LOL

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    1. Choi Yen: oh ya, they do have the usual tonkotsu ramen :) i love garlic in asian recipes :D

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