Once in a blue moon, one should splurge a little on good meal eh? 😉 Introduced by a friend who has stayed in Japan before, he swore/vowed/pledged that Menya Musashi’s ramen has one of the most authentic ramens one can ever get their hands on here in Malaysia.
Menya Musashi has two branches here in Malaysia, one along Jalan P Ramlee, and the other, in Isetan at 1 Utama, PJ.
So if there are only two branches, hooray! we can proudly say we have tried both! 😀
This outlet is located a stone’s throw away from KLCC. For convenience sake, one may take the LRT to KLCC station then walk along Jalan P Ramlee. Shouldn’t be that hard to spot. It also shares a lot with another Japanese restaurant, called “Senya”.
Their interior deco is pretty much Samurai themed. Even the lights too!
The menu here differs slightly from the one at 1 Utama. The difference? Mainly in specialty ramen:
- 1 Utama – Musashi Ramen
- Jalan P Ramlee – Kanzan Ramen
First, choose your ramen.
Kanzan Ramen (RM20) – 2 pieces of roasted pork, 1 Ajitama (literally means flavored egg), black fungus, spring onion
Ramen (RM17) – 1 piece of roasted pork, black fungus, spring onion
Ajitama Ramen (RM19) – 1 piece of roasted pork, 1 Ajitama, black fungus, spring onion
Chashu Ramen (RM23) – 4 pieces of roasted pork, black fungus, spring onion
Ajitama Chashu Ramen (RM25) – 4 pieces of roasted pork, 1 Ajitama, black fungus, spring onion
Then, choose your ramen base soup. Here at Jalan P Ramlee, there are 4 base soups to choose from. Original Tonkotsu, Spicy, Miso or Fish+Pork Blend.
Then you are good to go!
Kanzan Ramen with Fish+Pork Blend soup. The broth was very flavorful, proving that the blend of fish + pork base is indeed a good choice! The soup base was more inclined to the pork base. However, we noticed that the ramen texture used here and the one used at 1 Utama outlet is different. Ramen was a little bit thinner, and more chewy in comparison. Nevertheless, it still complements the broth nicely. The Ajitama has always been one of our favourites and still lives up to our expectations. The egg yolk is sufficiently runny yet not watery (if that makes any sense). The Cha Shu (pork cutlet) is however, not the melt-in-your-mouth type as it is in 1 Utama, nevertheless, yums!
Kanzan Ramen with Miso-based soup. The Miso Ramen has a rather uncommon taste to it. If one is completely expecting something like Sushi King or some other Miso-based Malaysian soup, prepare to be surprised. And a pleasant surprise it was! But despite its great taste, the previous dish still takes home the prizes. That’s how good it was.
Ajitama! You can always go for more Ajitamas at RM2 each.
Oh they also do have dried ramen (Tsukemen) with dipping soup. Price wise, just RM1 extra from the soup base ramen. And they provide free noodles upgrade! Have not had your meals in days? Sure, go for double size noodles then. But believe us, unless you have a massive appetite, don’t bother upgrading the noodle portions as one portion is already more than filling.
Verdict : We have not been to Japan, nor have we tried Ippudo Ramen (which we have heard is the best in Malaysia). So of course, to us, this ramen is one of the best and we simply love it. This place pretty much makes many other so-called “ramen” outlets look like a lie, that’s the highest compliment we can pay to Menya Musashi. If you like this outlet, we can assure you the 1 Utama outlet will be very worth trying.
TIP: Also, this shop and the Japanese restaurant above are of the same management. This means one can sit down and order food from both restaurants. Just ask their friendly waiters for the other menu!
How to get there :
Address : Jalan P Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (nearest LRT : KLCC Station)
Contact : +60 3-2181 6199
Opening hours : 11am – 11pm