Saturday, 25 June 2011

Marutama Ra-Men @ Fahrenheit 88, KL

We first tried Marutama Ra-Men at Singapore more than a year ago and ever since then, we've been planning for an opportunity to return and get our paws on their slurpylicious noodles and excellent broth. Imagine our surprise when we found out (6 months after it first opened its doors in Malaysia -_-") that there is a branch at Fahrenheit 88! Of course we wasted no time in heading there to try it...
Huge logo on shop front

Front of menu

Types of broth available

Aka Tamago Ramen
  • Comes with a lemon wedge to add some zest to the flavourful broth which is apparently made from a blend of seven (!!!) kinds of groundnuts. 
  • Broth is cloudy with nutty chicken goodness. No trace of nuts which shows how fine the blend is.
  • Has three chicken meatballs which are thankfully not the frozen starchy kind. Wouldn't mind exchanging the meatballs for the char siu but unfortunately, all versions of Aka Ramen are served with chicken meatballs.
  • Mounds of parsley, spring onion, seaweed and raw marinated jellyfish add a nice contrasting texture to each bite of springy noodles.
  • Soy sauce stewed egg is always boiled to perfection with a meltingly firm yet not hard centre. Definitely springy noodles' best friend =P
Char Siu Tamago Ramen
  • Char Siu is superb - the melt-in-your-mouth kind. Not too fatty and the lean parts are soft and tender.
  • Broth is full (and I really mean full) of chicken flavour. Very very concentrated chicken stock which gives off a sort of homemade feel as though your grandmother has just spent hours slaving in front of the kitchen stove rather than those made from instant Maggi stock cubes.
  • Other condiments are similar to the ones in Aka Ramen with the exception of jellyfish.
Yaki Char Siu
Wow if the Char Siu is good, then the Yaki Char Siu is excellent!! The minute it arrived on the table, the tantalising aroma of grilled pork immediately wafted to our nostrils, begging us to eat it at once - it is that good <wanders off to GrilledPorkLand, still salivating...>
  • Slice of lemon and chilli pepper powder are served with the Yaki Char Siu.
  • Caramelised bits contribute to the deliciousness of the grilled pork (and if you're lucky, the fatty parts). Both the charred and not-so-charred lean parts remain tender with no hints of chewiness. Good pork!

PawPoints: 5 Paws
Pawket: Tomato

Marutama Ra-Men 
Lot Flr. 27.01, 1st Floor
Fahrenheit 88, Bukit Bintang
Tel: 03 2141 1573

Mon-Sun: 11.30am - 10.00pm 

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