Made by Illy @ Taman Tun Dr Ismail

March 20, 2018

By Aiman Azri

This noodle specialist is notable for serving pork-free ramen, souped up with meaty supplements such as beef short ribs in beef broth (RM25), a worthy-enough bovine substitute for the tonkotsu ramen that rules the roost at most of KL's top ramen joints.

Other ramen variations are available, such as the Spicy Szechuan (RM15) - this may evoke mapo tofu, with some Szechuan chilli paste to mix with the beef broth.

The Intensified Miso (RM24) uses a concentrated miso broth served with spicy minced beef. Beware: It might be more fiery than expected.

The regular Miso (RM 20) is thankfully a more subdued affair - the miso broth's flavour comes right through, mingling with a touch of mushrooms. This includes chicken char siu to replace the popular barbecued porcine counterpart.

The menu also features light bites like the Zwingz (RM 12) - zesty chicken wings that pack a crunch, with a sweet-and-spicy flavour that's essentially similar to chilli sauce.

For beverages, the Fruit Rouges by Comptoirs Richard (RM7) showcases black tea blended with a variety of berries and cherries.

Fun fact: Made by Illy's storefront proclamation of "Est 1991" reputedly refers to the birth year of its young founder, Illy.

Made by Illy
36, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm-10pm; Sunday, 3pm-10pm.

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