Torigen Chicken Ramen, Lot 10
December 25, 2023
With a passionate Japanese founder who runs multiple restaurants in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu, Torigen pours true craftsmanship into each bowl at Bukit Bintang's Lot 10.
You'll taste the beauty of the flavours and textures immediately, with halal-certified ingredients throughout everything, from the noodles to the meat.
The broth is prepared with a powerful Japanese-constructed pressure cooker for a creamy luxuriousness, slow-cooked at soaring temperatures for hours to extract the excellence from chicken bones, thigh, feet, skin and vegetables.
Everything from the thickness of the noodles to the freshness of the chicken is meticulously calibrated, ensuring a fabulous experience from the first bite of the ramen with chicken chashu to the final slurp of the broth.
It's a cheerful, charming meal, true to Japanese traditions, served in casual, affordable style, with a basic bowl of the Torigen Ramen starting at only RM16.80.
Torigen's open kitchen promises a peek into the preparation - note the pressure cooker where all the goodness of Torigen's irresistibly thick white chicken broth comes from!
With no pork, no lard and no alcohol, Torigen assures all Malaysians that this is the place for a piping-hot bowl of chicken ramen, fuss-free and fulfilling.
The Torigen Ramen (RM16.80; with egg for RM19.60) is the original flavour that introduces patrons to the prowess of Torigen. It has a clean, clear chicken flavour in its broth, robustly savoury but not cloying, with a milky texture that captures the essence of a slow-simmered creation. The chicken chashu is confidently rolled, with a gentle char and a smooth tenderness.
The Red Ramen (RM17.80; with egg for RM20.60) spices up the chicken ramen with chilli oil, blanketing the taste buds with tongue-tingling sensations - fiery but not too ferocious, so customers can still relish the complexities of the broth.
The Black Ramen (RM17.80; with egg for RM20.60) is enhanced with black garlic oil for a perfumed aroma that'll entice garlic enthusiasts, fragrant with brown-aged fermentation, pure and potent, adding dynamic dimensions to a delicious bowl.
The Tom Yam Ramen (RM19.80; or RM22.60 with egg) is a Southeast Asian sensation, infusing Thai inspirations into a Japanese classic. You'll discover a spicy, sour, sweet and savoury combination that transforms ramen into a totally immersive experience, brimming not only with chicken chashu but clams too, laced with lemongrass, tomatoes and Thai herbs.
Torigen Chicken Ramen is a convenient destination that many customers can visit regularly, especially if you work in downtown KL.
Chicken Cutlet Curry Rice (RM22.80) offers the warm, wonderful comfort of mellow Japanese curry with crackly-crunchy breaded chicken, a can't-fail combo, marvellously matched.
For snacking and sharing, sink your teeth into temptations like Torigen's Karaage (RM4.80 for 2 pieces of punchy fried chicken, RM8.80 for 4) and Gyoza (RM8.80; plump and stuffed with moist minced chicken).
Torigen Chicken Ramen
Unit P1-6, 4th Floor, Lot 10 Shopping Centre, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Open Daily, 11:30am-10:30pm.