This review is brought to you in part by Udon Kobo Min Min.

Every morning, Chef Hideaki Nakajima & his team oversee the production of a fresh batch of noodles at Udon Kobo Min Min – it’s a consistent ritual aimed at shoring up quality & authenticity at this top destination for thick, smooth noodles with a firm bite.

1. Udon Kobo Min Min 2. Udon Kobo Min Min

Udon

You’ll find no fewer than 15 udon recipes here, from hot & soupy variations to cold ones with assorted accompaniments. We enjoyed the chashu udon, with tender cuts of slow-braised pork (RM17.90), & the mentaiko udon, coated in creamy cod roe mayonnaise (RM17.90) – comfort food for Japanese gastronomy enthusiasts.

3. Chashu udon, with tender cuts of slow-braised pork 4. Chashu udon, with tender cuts of slow-braised pork 5. Mentaiko udon, coated in creamy cod roe mayonnaise

Other temptations include udon with Japanese curry & pork slices; with salmon, Hokkaido scallops & crab meat; with tempura prawns & vegetables; & with karaage chicken.

Donburi

Six types of donburi are also available – the Katsu Curry Don boasts a crispy-juicy breaded pork cutlet paired with a rich Japanese curry. The portion we tried was meant to be a mini, but it could be a complete lunch for light eaters (a mini costs RM10.90, while a big is RM17.90). Other rice bowl options come with salmon sashimi, pork yakiniku or vegetable kakiage.

6. Katsu Curry Don 7. Katsu Curry Don

Sashimi

Speaking of salmon sashimi, Udon Kobo takes pride in its raw fish crowd-pleaser, sourced from a reputable supplier to recognised restaurants (RM18.90 for five slices).

8. Salmon sashimi 9. Salmon sashimi

Side Dishes

There are side dishes galore to add diversity to the meal – shishamo tempura (RM16.90) to traditional staples like atsuyaki tamago, agedashi tofu, sake onigiri & pork tonkatsu.

10. Shishamo tempura

Desserts

The best bet for dessert is a refreshing clear jelly with brown sugar syrup & roasted soy powder (RM6.90). Many thanks to Udon Kobo for having us here.

11. Clear jelly with brown sugar syrup and roasted soy powder 12. Udon Kobo Min Min 13. Udon Kobo Min Min

Location & Details

Udon Kobo Min Min

72 GF, Jalan SS21/35, Damansara Utama.

Daily, 1130am-230pm, 6pm-10pm.

Tel: 012-3190228

Find: View Udon Kobo Min Min’s directory here

 

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