Mizuiro is a name to remember – this new Japanese-inspired cafe specialises not only in surprisingly wholesome ramen & meticulously made Maruyama coffee but also one of KL’s most delicious desserts.

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Soothing Spaciousness and Serenity

Warm, woodsy hues, married to a soothingly meditative sense of spaciousness & serenity, form a pleasing backdrop for what’s still a hidden secret of a restaurant, tucked away in the far-flung neighbourhood of Bandar Menjalara; head here soon before the calm is inevitably shattered.

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Wallet-Friendly Prices

Ramen is served at wallet-friendly rates, between RM12 & RM16 for each big bowl. The noodles are made with a mix of unbleached flour & rye for a more natural flavour, coupled with a bite that nicely straddles the line between soft & chewy. The soup is light, catering to patrons who prefer recipes that are less rich & savoury.

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Garlic Tonkotsu

We ordered the Garlic Tonkotsu (RM15), which surfaced with two meaty slices of tender pork chashu, lots of veggies & half a hard-boiled egg. It’s a mild, mellow change from commercialised ramen – not so intense, but evocative of a home-made recipe.

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Japanese Chicken Curry

Mizuiro’s Japanese chicken curry with rice (RM16) is also less punchy than the norm, but it’s still creamy comfort food.

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Braised Pork Belly

The menu is wide enough to placate meat-seekers – ‘buta kakuni’ braised pork belly (RM14), ‘tori karaage’ fried chicken (RM16), ‘tonkatsu’ breaded pork cutlets (RM14) & ‘idako’ baby octopus (RM13).

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Sweet Potato Fries

Vegetarians – small baskets of sweet potato fries (RM8, a moreish snack), agedashi tofu (RM7) & edamame (RM7).

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The ‘Rose Blossom’

But our favourite find at Mizuiro is this: A beautiful treat that’s the closest thing in KL to the watermelon strawberry cake with rose-scented cream that’s become the signature dessert at Sydney’s Black Star Pastry patisserie.

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Mizuiro’s interpretation is branded the ‘Rose Blossom’ (RM10), a flourless, dacquoise-like cake that features a thick layer of juicy-fresh watermelon with almond meringue & cream. It’s ravishing – & it reveals Mizuiro’s links. This is also one of the recently introduced specialities at Mont Kiara’s Watercolour bakery – plus, Mizuiro is the Japanese word for watercolour. Q.E.D.

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Coconut Ice Cream

Coconut ice cream is also available (RM9), with pumpkin gelato promised eventually too.

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Maruyama Coffee

Mizuiro is currently KL’s only outlet besides Exhibit Cafe in TTDI that permanently serves much-respected Maruyama coffee.

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Hot and Ice Coffee

‘Slow coffee’ of deep & dark dimensions, showcasing pour-over & French press preparations, served at the end of the meal. Hot Coffee (RM14) is described on the menu as a dark roast with a chocolate-like texture, while the Ice Coffee (RM18) is a house blend with a floral aroma.

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Location and Contact Details

Mizuiro Ramen + Coffee

49, Jalan 9/62A, Bandar Menjalara, Kepong. On the row of shop-houses that includes Sekmechoy.

Tel: 019 293 0149

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-10pm

Find: Mizuiro Ramen + Coffee directory page here.

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