Udon is one of the most popular types of noodles in Japan. This thick, smooth and chewy noodle is easily acceptable everywhere else in the world and very palatably famous amongst the health conscious ones. After the ramen trend around Klang Valley, we now see many up and coming Udon houses and the latest addition is the Kodawari Menya Udon & Tempura at the One Mont Kiara mall.
Because of the versality of this noodle, it is usually served in variant broths or sauces and that is exactly what we get here at the Kodawari Menya Udon & Tempura; a variety of udon choices with your own pick of tempura assortments at a self service system.
Queue starts at one end where one starts with their udon selection before proceeding to the tempura section if that interests you. Your bowl of udon is cooked very quickly behind the noodle station in hands of meticulous staffs.
Picking the tempura is nothing too challenging for the diners but keeping the tempura fresh and hot on the rack is a challenge for this udon joint since it is inside a mall where the air condition quickly lowers the surrounding temperature, leaving them unpleasant and hard.
Organised neatly for payment, cashier and condiment is at the other end of the queue. Proceed accordingly with your tray, and this is very perfect for speedy lunch.
Beverage is like many other udon joint, not their main thing. So expect simplicity when it comes to choices, but the dispenser gets packed during peak hours.
Being the expert in udon noodle, expect superior grade of texture, one that leaves an impression for being velvetly smooth and chewy and very much perfect in taste to go with their curry sauce. Unlike the stereotyped Japanese curry flavour, this one is has more savoury over sweetness and is a fantastic go with the udon.
The rest are not as thick but the clear soup was charming. Niku Udon blends both the thin slices of beef and their udon pretty delightfully. Each udon bowl fairs reasonably from RM 10.90 – RM 14.90 (small) and RM 12.90- RM 16.90 (regular).
Flexibly pick these deep fried accompaniments to the udon selling at price starting from RM 2.50- RM 4 and customize your own condiment accordingly.
And last stop of this self service is the return station where diners can do their part to help with the cleaning up by returning the tray.
The Kodawari Menya Udon & Tempura is located at:
L1-21A Level 1,
1 Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-6206 1669
GPS: 03-6206 1669
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