Ramen lovers, REJOICE! 😀
With over 40 restaurants across Japan, the famous Bari-Uma ramen has now invaded Petaling Jaya! Located at the newly reconstructed Jaya Shopping Centre which once collapsed, Bari (meaning Super) and Uma (meaning Tasty) now brings patrons delicious bowls of Ramen, Gyoza and Yakitori.
Now who’s drooling? 😉
So many ramens to choose from! Depending on one’s mood, one may go for Kara-Uma (ramen in spicy shoyu soup), Nori-Uma (ramen in pork flavoured shoyu soup with dry seaweed) or just the good ol’ Bari-Uma (pork flavoured shoyu soup).
Made our orders and the starters came!
Negi-Mayo Gyoza (RM12 for 5 pieces). The filling was generous, skin not too thick was it neither too thin. Skin texture was chewy, one bite reveals a freshly prepped and rather juicy filling. The mayo gave a nice twist to the gyoza, the ‘chilli sauce‘ provided a spicy hint. No dipping sauce needed, gNOMe 2 felt it was good on its’ own.
Gyoza (RM11 for 5 pieces). Good ol’ gyoza. Similar to the Negi-Mayo Gyoza, the filling was generous and juicy. Dipped it in some gyoza sauce and you are good to go!
Ajitama-Uma (RM28). Ramen in pork flavoured shoyu soup with a whole ajitama and a slice of pork chashu. Broth was thick and flavourful, one of the criterias gNOMe 2 looks for in good ramens. Ramen was cooked al dante and tangy, complementing the broth well. But the winner of this dish is the chashu! Flamed BBQ chashu was aromatic and rather thick, with the fats literally melting in one’s mouth. Yums!
Kara-Uma (RM26). A bowl of spicy broth soup based ramen. The spiciness wasn’t overwhelming, and doesn’t leave much casualties on one’s tongues. Go for this if you are feeling adventurous, although spicy, but the pork broth flavour wasn’t compromised.
Noritama-Uma (RM27). 1 whole ajitama, 1 slice of chashu, bamboo shoots and seaweed. Now, those seaweed actually gave a very interesting twist to the broth flavour. One sip and one may distinguish the rather subtle seaweed flavour in the broth. gNOMe 2 actually love this pork broth, flavourful yet not too overwhelming, and fragrant.
Chashu-Uma Ramen (RM32). Imported from overseas, those thick cut chashu are clearly the main highlight. 4 thick slabs which melts in your mouth, BBQ-ed just right, exploding in flavours. Delectable indeed!
Yakitori-Combo in Tare Sauce (RM13.90 for 5 sticks). A combination of chicken breast, chicken thigh, and pork belly with leek, pan grilled and served in Tare Sauce. Pork Belly Yakitori was clearly the winner, fragrant and succulent.
Matcha (Green Tea) Ice Cream. (RM7.90 per scoop). Ice creams are all imported all well, the texture of the ice cream was smooth, tasted authentically ‘matcha’, having a slightly bitter aftermath but yet not too sweet.
Kurogoma (Black Sesame) Ice Cream (RM7.90 per scoop). Similar to the Matcha Ice Cream, Kurogoma’s texture was very refined, even though spotting bits of sesame. The fragrance of the sesame explodes upon a mouthful, melts beautifully. YUMS! A great dessert after a hearty bowl of ramen.
Verdict : This ramen shop can actually make it big in PJ if they maintain their consistency. gNOMe 2’s pick would definitely be the Noritama-Uma with additional slices of chashu. 😀 That would just be perfect. Still have tummy space? Go for the Gyoza and the Pork Belly Yakitori, and seal the deal with the Kurogoma Ice Cream. 🙂
How to get there :
Address : L3-11, Level 3, Jaya Shopping Centre, Jalan Semangat, Seksyen 14, 46100 Petaling Jaya.
Contact Number : +603-7932 2958
Opening Hours : Mondays to Sundays. 1000 hours till 2200 hours.