Friday, November 9, 2012

Invited review: Gokuraku Ramen

Like doughnut and pork burger, ramen has becoming another F&B trend in Malaysia. Ramen shops are mushrooming especially in Klang Valley area.

I'd only visited 2-3 ramen shops so far in KV area, and to date I've never really been impressed.
So when I was invited to do a review for Goku Raku Ramen, I accepted and prayed for delicious ramen. 

It was a rainy Tuesday and I predicted heavy traffic jam from PJ to Mid Valley. Not really happy for my accurate prediction, I was caught in jam for more than an hour to reach just in time for the review. *phew*
As soon as most of us arrived and ready for the dinner, we were introduced to 2 Japanese chefs who are the important person for Gokuraku Ramen. We were lucky to meet Mr Teruhisa Shimizu (on the right) as he was coincidentally here and he was going to leave KL after the dinner meet up with us.

Mr Shimizu hails from Tottori, Japan. He gained his cooking skills in Matsue and Hiroshima city before venturing into his own business, and now he owns many restaurants including ramen restaurants in Japan.

That brings you Gokuraku Ramen, which has the "horikiri style" ramen, discovered by the noted ramen connoisseur, Mr Shimizu. The unique style meshes well with the palatable pork, chicken and fish mixed broth, as well as the Shio (salt) and Shoyu (Japanese soy sauce) soup base made specially by the chef. Our broths are simmered to perfection for 36 hours to bring out its exquisite taste and our ramen are made fresh daily with our ramen making machine.

Pirikara Negi Char Siew. (RM7.90)

Ultimate ramen. (RM21.90 for large & RM16.90 for small)
This is one of their best-selling ones which consists of all the featured toppings like char siew, flavoured egg, black fungus, sprig onions, leeks, bamboo shoots, cabbage, seaweed and fragrant oil.

We were served with tonkotsu soup which is brewed for many hours with pork bones and brings out the essence of pork.

A closer look to ultimate ramen.

My first sip of the soup: tasty!
It's rich of flavour yet light enough to let you take a sip after another.

The noodles also tasted good and springy, and the most important thing is the absence of the alkaline taste! I personally hate the alkaline hint which is normally found in noodles.  

Goku Raku ramen.
(L) RM 24.90   (S) RM 19.90

The soup is prepared by brewing with pork, chicken and fish. Compiling all the essence makes the rich and hearty broth.

Close up for the juicy gyoza.

We were told that gyoza is actually looked like the left side one (with wings).
RM7.90 per plate.

Rare cheese cake. (RM8.90)

Annin tofu. (RM6.90)

I have to say I love Japanese dessert here!
When we were served these lovely dessert, I was already quite full with ramens and gyoza.
But still I managed to finish them all~*slurp*

There's live show of ramen making during lunch time through this window.

Gokuraku Ramen

Kuala Lumpur
Lot S025 & Lot S026, Level 2,
Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2282 3924

Petaling Jaya
Lot 2F 26 & 2F 27,
Paradigm Mall, Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7886 5774

Lot 163D-1-05,
Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang.
Tel: 04-2260 961

Now the promotion is ON!

From 1st Nov 2012 to  31st January 2013, when you dine in Gokuraku Ramen (at all 3 outlets), you are entitled to draw, stratch & redeem a free meal from them!

For more info, do visit their facebook page or their website
Good luck! 


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