Review: Manmaru Homemade Udon @ Mid Valley Megamall

3 January 2014
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Udon has been one of my favorite Japanese food so I was feeling pretty excited when I was invited to a food review at Manmaru Homemade Udon, Mid Valley by Ah Bok. This restaurant has a different concept compared to normal Japanese restaurants as they’re implementing self-service concept just like eateries in Japan.
Manmaru Homemade Udon
Manmaru Homemade Udon
When you enter the restaurant, you will be greeted by the open kitchen where you can see the process of making and preparing udon while you order. There are 10 different varieties of soup base to choose from, and I’m glad to be able to try all of them (scroll to the end of the post for my top picks)!
Kake Udon Price: RM 8.90 (S) / RM 10.90 (L)
Kake Udon
Price: RM 8.90 (S) / RM 10.90 (L)
For first timers, I’ll recommend you to try Kake Udon, the classic soy udon to get a taste of authentic, basic udon. Although the soup is made from soy, but it isn’t too salty.
Curry Udon Price: RM 10.90 (R) / RM 12.90 (L)
Curry Udon
Price: RM 10.90 (R) / RM 12.90 (L)
The most common variants of udon we can get nowadays are Classic (Kake) Udon and Curry Udon so I can make comparisons between the one in Manmaru and other restaurants. Their curry is thick and a little spicier. Upon asking the owner,, he revealed that he added some spices for the extra kick to cater Malaysia’s market.
Kimchi Udon
Price: RM 11.90 (S) / RM 13.90 (R)
I actually like Manmaru’s version of Kimchi Udon. Their Kimchi is milder in the sense that it is not too sourish and spicy, just right for my tastebuds.
Cream Corn Udon Price: RM 12.90 (S) / RM 14.90 (R)
Cream Corn Udon
Price: RM 12.90 (S) / RM 14.90 (R)
Talk about fusion, here’s Cream Corn Udon that tastes just like Udon Carbonara! Highly recommended if you’re a Carbonara lover like me. The sweet corn played an important role in giving it sweet and slight salty taste.
Niku Udon Price: RM 12.90 (S) / RM 14.90 (L)
Niku Udon
Price: RM 12.90 (S) / RM 14.90 (L)

Niku Udon is one of the most popular choices and one of my favorite picks too. Udon was served with hot soy based soup with thin sliced beef and spinach. What I love most is the soup that has been infused with beef taste.

Zaru Udon Price: RM 8.90 (S) / RM 10.90 (R)
Zaru Udon
Price: RM 8.90 (S) / RM 10.90 (R)
Zaru Udon is an all time favorite cold noodle. Not many are able to accept eating cold udon but I can tell you that it’s really not bad at all.
Bukake Udon Price: RM 9.90 (S) / RM 11.90 (R)
Bukake Udon
Price: RM 9.90 (S) / RM 11.90 (R)
Bukake Udon is cold udon served in thick fish broth base. Suitable for a light meal.
Kamaage Udon Price: RM 12.90
Kamaage Udon
Price: RM 12.90

Kamaage Udon is an “Al-dente” style udon with warm kamaage sauce. Recommended f you want to try the texture of freshly homemade udon. After trying it without the sauce, dip it into the bowl of fragrant sesame sauce and enjoy the rest of the udon. Remember, don’t pour the sauce into the bucket!

Kamo Seiro Udon Price: RM 13.90 (S) / RM 15.90 (R)
Kamo Seiro Udon
Price: RM 13.90 (S) / RM 15.90 (R)

Udon is to be dipped in heavenly taste of duck gravy. Love the tender meat!

Ume Udon Price: RM 10.90 (S) / RM 12.90 (R)
Ume Udon
Price: RM 10.90 (S) / RM 12.90 (R)

Refreshing udon served with pickled plum. The soup tastes good and light.

Hanjuku Tamago Price: RM 2/pcs
Hanjuku Tamago
Price: RM 2/pcs
I couldn’t contain my excitement upon seeing their Hanjuku Tamago!! It’s my favorite side dish and a must-have! Thumbs up for the perfectly done smooth tamago!!
Besides tamago, don’t forget to try their tempura items too. There’s a vast variety here, all priced between
RM 1.50/pcs to RM 3/pcs.
Nasu Tempura - Deep fried eggplant
Nasu Tempura – Deep fried eggplant
Green Pepper Tempura
Green Pepper Tempura
Ika Ring Karaage – Authentic deep fried squid ring
Tori Karaage (Chicken)
Tori Karaage (Chicken)
Ebi tempura (prawn)
Ebi tempura (prawn)
Yasai Kakiage Tempura - Deep fried crispy mix vegetables
Yasai Kakiage Tempura – Deep fried crispy mix vegetables
I’ll surely be frequenting this restaurant for the variety of soup base, great taste and also affordable for a basic Japanese meal to satisfy my udon cravings.
Recommendations: Niku Udon, Curry Udon, Kake Udon
Address:
Manmaru Homemade Udon
S-045A, Center Court,
Second Floor, Mid Valley Megamall,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 10 am-10 pm
Facebook Page: Manmaru Homemade Udon
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  • I tried the Kamaage Udon while my friend had the Niku Udon. I'm usually more of a ramen lover but the udon here tastes really nice! Will definitely go back for more. XD

  • suituapui

    I'd prefer our local noodles…but that tamago…and the tempura. Prawns!!! Slurpssss!!!!

  • Emily Tang

    I think I would visit again for their udon ^^

  • Camy

    the egg so attractiveee!

  • Foong Pc

    Looks like not filling to me wo 😀

  • missyblurkit

    Looks awesome!!! Will check them out next week when I am based in MV for 3 days:D

  • Yeah I love ramen too but udon is my fav!

  • I know! Super tempting!!

  • My thoughts exactly 😉

  • Can order larger size wan 😀