Returning to Jaya One's Shin Haru Tei for new ramen recipes, soothing sukiyaki, smoky seafood & more
October 27, 2022
We return to Shin Haru Tei for our third visit to this under-the-radar ramen restaurant. Discreetly tucked inside Jaya One, this is one of PJ's distinctive destinations for Japanese fare - not only noodles and broths in intriguing recipes but succulent chashu, soothing sukiyaki, smoky grilled seafood and more. There's always something new to discover during each visit.
While exploring Shin Haru Tei, check out all the action in the open kitchen - steaming-hot soups being poured into bowls, noodles brought to boil, and chunky slabs of chashu being torched, for a sultry sear that enhances the richness of the thick, tender and tasty pork.
Order the Ooki Chashu Mazesoba (RM36.90) for a full-bodied way to savour the rich flavours of Shin Haru Tei. The mazesoba noodles are beautifully blanketed with egg, minced pork, green onions, pork lard, nori and other traditional toppings, to be mixed up together for an irresistibly aromatic temptation, bursting with terrific textures.
For ramen with broth, Shin Haru Tei showcases a variety of preparations - we could enjoy a different bowl of ramen everyday for nearly two weeks, from kimchi ramen to tan tan ramen.
Beyond ramen, Shin Haru Tei also serves nabe, the Japanese equivalent of hotpot.
The Tonkotsu Nabe (RM23.90) promises plenty of pork slices to dip and dunk in the steaming-hot pork bone broth, brimming with Chinese cabbage, onions, enoki mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms and tofu, for a hearty, heartwarming meal that's rounded out with rice.
Shin Haru Tei's Sukiyaki Nabe (RM29.90) takes inspiration from classic nabemono - this is the best bet for beef buffs, with rare slices of beef to cook in the simmering broth, loaded with Chinese cabbage, onions, enoki, shiitake, tofu and glass noodles, splashed with sukiyaki-style sweetened soy sauce. Mellow and mouthwatering.
For an extra dish to share, have something from the grill - the ikamaru (RM38) is our favourite, a whole squid that's springy but not overly chewy, served with a clean char.
Shin Haru Tei
69-P1, Block D, Jaya One, Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya, 46200 Selangor.
Daily, 10:30am-10pm. Tel: 016-719-9773