For the past one month, I've noticed people posting about this new eatery in Midvalley over Instagram and what attracts me the most is that it serves udon, and mainly just udon. I'm a big fan of udon cause that is what I normally order when I go for Japanese food. The fact that it's in Midvalley is definitely a plus point, at least I have new place to eat besides Sushi Zanmai now HAHA So back to Manmaru! It's a first Japanese self-service concept Udon Restaurant in Malaysia. Their udon are freshly made daily using the finest ingredients that are flown in from Japan.
|The open kitchen where you can see the cooks preparing udon.|
|Since it's a self service restaurant, you'll have to do the ordering on your own at the counter. |
A variety of udon illustrated with simple description on the menu, available in small and large.
|After ordering the udon, you can DIY your own meal by adding any tempura ranging from RM1.50 to RM3.80 or side dishes of your choice and drinks before making the payment.|
|You will then have to help yourself with the cutlery, condiments and the green tea at the respective labelled counter bars.|
Basically, I love the simple interior design and good thing that there is ample seats as you can see.
|キムチうどん Kimchi Udon | RM13.90 (L) RM11.90 (S)|
If you are craving for kimchi and udon at the same time, you could probably give this one a try. I personally like it very much probably cause I love kimchi jiggae. Not too spicy either, YUMS!
|カレーうどん Curry Udon | RM12.90 (L) RM10.90 (S)|
The perfect udon for you if you love Japanese curry. I find it a tad salty, the thick gravy and rich curry taste might make you feel satiated after a few mouth.
|ざるうどん Zaru Udon | RM10.90 (L) RM8.90 (S)|
I don't really fancy when my food is served cold so cold udon is never in my order list. I still give this a try and surprisingly the texture of the udon is even more chewy when it's cold.
|梅うどん Ume Udon | RM12.90 (L) RM10.90 (S)|
If you want something different and refreshing, try this! Pair the udon with the pickled plum (that brown paste on top of the udon) for a hint of sourness.
|カケうどん Kake Udon | RM10.90 (L) RM8.90 (S)|
When you're indecisive, it's always safe to go for the classic udon served in its simplest form. Simply loving it! Definitely one of my favourite too, just add in a few tempura and you're good to go.
|ぶっかけうどん Bukake Udon | RM11.90 (L) RM9.90 (S)|
One would either love this or hate this. Served with radish and ginger on top, I couldn't really take the fish broth taste. Plus, it's cold too. This is my least favourite udon among all.
|鴨せいろうどん Kamo Seiro Udon | RM15.90 (L) RM13.90 (S)|
Plain udon served with duck meat and gravy.
I guess what makes Manmaru really stands out is indeed the texture of the udon, totally different from the others udon I've tasted before. Chewy on every bite and note that their udon are extra long too.
| Tempura Items |
|Lotus Root Tempura | RM1.50/pcs|
|Tori Karaage (Fried Chicken) | RM2.00/pcs|
|White Fish Tempura | RM3.00/pcs|
|Brinjal Tempura | RM1.50/pcs|
|Ika Karaage (Fried Squid) | RM3.30/pcs|
|Mixed Vegetables Tempura | RM1.80/pcs|
|Green Pepper Tempura | RM1.80/pcs|
|Ebi Tempura (Fried Prawn) / RM3.80/pcs|
Since I love fried stuff, their assorted tempura are delectable to me, especially the squid and prawn tempura. Even better to eat them when it's piping hot, crispy on the outside and soft in the inside. And another dish that shall not be missed would be their perfectly cooked Hanjuku Tamago!
|Hanjuku Tamago | RM2.00/pcs|
I can't resist eggs like this, cooked white with runny yolk YUMMMEH
Manmaru Homemade Udon
S-045A, Center Court, Second Floor,
Midvalley City Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Operation hours : 10am-10pm