Marutama Ra-Men @ Fahrenheit 88
September 13, 2010
This spin-off from a Singaporean franchise has landed in a cozy corner of Fahrenheit 88 (KL Plaza's replacement) ahead of the mall's soft launch.
The menu is compact, but this calm, unpretentious eatery is still worth a visit, thanks to its friendly service and a bright, clean environment. Take a seat by the tall windows for a view of Bukit Bintang's not-too-sleazy back alleys.
Ramen in chicken soup mixed with seven types of ground nuts, topped with chicken meatballs, seaweed, spring onions, pickled radish, coriander & lemon. The priciest ramen here, costing 22 ringgit. We added some half-boiled seasoned egg for good measure; the result was a supremely hearty, comforting bowl of noodles that might seem ideal for nursing a broken heart.
Pork belly. Chunky and meaty, but lacked that melt-in-the-mouth feel.
Grilled roast pork belly. Nicely balanced between fat and protein, but too salty.
Alas, sake isn't available, so we had to be content with green tea.
On a personal note, am now officially out of the country for three weeks, but these blog entries are automatically scheduled to be posted everyday as usual. Will have regular Internet access, though will probably reply to blog comments only at the end of each day.
Fahrenheit 88, Kuala Lumpur.