Chasiu Ramen at Menya Musashi

BITE-SIZED

Menya Musashi
Address: Level 2, Eat Paradise, Isetan, One Utama, Bandar Utama F101, First Floor, Isetan One Utama Shopping Centre, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, 47800, Malaysia
Phone: 03-7726 5899
Business Hours: whenever the mall opens and closes, everyday
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REVIEW
A surprisingly good (and somewhat hidden) ramen place tucked inside the Isetan eatery of One Utama shopping mall.
Venue is quite cramped (as it is in a mall) and you have to make your order and pay before you even enter. Once that is done, you collect your receipt and take a seat in either one of their small tables (sits 4) or sit along the bars lining the place.
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Specialty here is their chasiu ramen, which comes in a thick, flavourful broth. Portions are quite good. The noodles are thick, springy and has a good consistency which just begs to be slurped. But the king of the show is undoubtedly the chasiu (i.e. char siew), aka marinated braised pork belly, which comes in generous slices with each bowl of ramen. The pork is well marinaded, tastes fantastic and has a good fat-to-meat ratio which gives it a body to chew on yet melts in your mouth (due to the fat).
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A very filling and comforting bowl when the hunger pangs strike whilst you are shopping in One Utama. One of the better eateries there.

RATING

Pricing: 5.5/10 – prices a bit steep as you are essentially paying for Isetan’s rental space but nothing too extraordinary compared with other similar range mall-restaurants.

Quality: 7.5/10 – good slices of meat and springy ramen noodles

Environment: 6.5/10 – quaint, limited space and yet tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the mall proper.

Service: 7/10 – enthusiastic staff will greet you as you enter and leave. relatively attentive wait staff too.

Location: 6/10 – a bit of a hassle if you want to just go to One Utama, hunt for parking and go all the way to the 2nd floor of Isetan for this. however, if you are already there shopping, it is convenient.

Comeback Factor: once in a while when the mood for ramen strikes while I am shopping

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