August 9th, 2022
Yuu-jo at Mont Kiara, Ori-Udon at The Gardens and Manmaru at Mid Valley: Restaurant Review
Slurping our way through three udon specialists that opened in KL in recent months, starting with Yuu-jo, a fairly cozy spot on one of Mont Kiara’s leafy streets.
Udon and Soba
Udon & soba command the mightiest share of Yuu-jo’s menu; for something that tastes pretty nutritious, order the cold udon with marinated shiso leaves and spinach, blended with olive oil and crowned with char-grilled chicken (RM17.80 before taxes).
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Next up, Ori-Udon, a newbie at The Gardens Mall’s lower ground floor, where several casual eateries have launched these past few weeks.
Have a bowl of chilled udon coupled with a smidgen of mentaiko and soft-boiled egg (RM8.90), plus side dishes of wakame seaweed (RM1), fried tofu (RM1) & warm, tender beef (RM3, no taxes). A filling, fulfilling sampler, well-executed in Sanuki’s signature style.
LG-K01, Lower Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur
Final stop, only a five-minute walk from Ori-Udon, here’s Manmaru at Mid Valley Megamall, a spacious restaurant with a wide-ranging menu that partners udon with the likes of pickled plums, creamy curries and even sweet corn soup.
A small portion, pleasantly chewy, with smoked duck in savory gravy costs RM13.90; most other varieties here are cheaper. Side dishes include velvety eggs as well as tempura squid, tempura prawns, tempura chicken, tempura enoki mushrooms, tempura sweet potato, tempura pumpkin, tempura eggplant (the tempura compilation clearly rivals that of the udon).
Manmaru Homemade Udon
S-045A, Center Court, Second Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur