One of the quintessential Japanese cuisines has to be the nice, warm and comforting soupy noodle dish of ramen. While pork is the heart and soul of the ramen other than its slurp-worthy broth, ramen noodles and other ingredients like ajitama eggs (marinated soft-boiled eggs) and nori, you can also find restaurants that serve halal or pork-free varieties. So, keep reading as we include 8 halal ramen spots you can find in Klang Valley in alphabetical order.
1) Ayame Ramen
Ayame Ramen specialises in tori paitan ramen, referring to the milky-white chicken broth. They have them available in Light Syouyu and Foam Rich Soup Syouyu –both of which combine the syrupy ramen noodles with chicken char siu, pea sprouts, red onion, nori and egg. They even offer a spicy miso version, ideal for those who prefer their ramen with a fiery kick. You can enjoy the ramen a la carte or opt for the value-for-money Ayame Set. The latter includes add-ons of chicken karaage, handmade chicken and gyouza.
Address: A2-G2-2, Publika Dutamas, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
You probably come across the Ichiban Ramen restaurant chain if you frequently visit popular malls like Aeon Taman Maluri, Sunway Pyramid, and IOI City Mall. They have been around since 2002, offering different types of reasonably-priced ramen to choose from. This includes their signature Ichiban Ramen to others like Chicken Chashu Ramen, Kimuchi Ramen and Beef Ramen. Each bowl is available in medium and large sizes.
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Here is where you can enjoy the authentic taste of Japanese chicken ramen since Kagura originated in Tokyo itself. Their signature ramen comes with two choices — the clear natural broth and collagen-rich premium broth using ingredients imported directly from Japan. They also offer other ramen flavours ranging from curry to spicy black garlic. You can savour their ramen at J’s Gate Dining in Lot 10 and Pavilion Bukit Jalil.
(Lot 10) J’s Gate Dining, Level 4, Unit P1-20, Lot 10 Shopping Centre, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
(Pavilion Bukit Jalil) Lot 2.30.01B, Level 2 (Orange Zone), Pavilion Bukit Jalil,
No 2, Persiaran Jalil 8, Bandar Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur.
4) Kuro Ramen
Located at Kajang, Kuro Ramen offers wallet-friendly ramen for everyone to enjoy. They also do not skimp on ingredients as their ramen is handmade every day. Not to forget, the soy sauce used to make the soup base is imported directly from Japan. Try their signature shoyu-based Kuro Ramen and consider adding a few ringgits to upgrade your dish with extra chashu, nori and ajitama egg via Go Deluxe. Some of the other ramen types available include Aka Ramen (spicy shio), Negi Ramen (salt-based with spring onion) and Mazesoba (dry ramen).
Address: H-30-GB, Jalan Prima Saujana 2/D, Taman Prima Saujana, 43000 Kajang, Selangor.
5) Maruki Ramen
Maruki Ramen has two outlets in The LINC KL and The Grange @ Ampwalk, best known for their freshly handmade ramen in chicken broth using quality imported ingredients. Go classic with their Classic Shio Ramen, which combines ramen noodles alongside glazed chicken roll and chopped spring onions in a deliciously thick and robust white chicken broth. They also have Shio, Shoyu, Kuro and Kara styles, where the latter is perfect for anyone who loves their ramen spicy.
(The LINC KL) Lot 2-23, Level 2, The LINC KL, 360, Jalan Tun Razak, Taman U Thant, 50400 Kuala Lumpur.
(The Grange @ Ampwalk) Lot G15, The Grange Ampwalk, 218, Jalan Ampang, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Craving a bowl of ramen around the Shah Alam area? Here’s one for you at Nikusutei Japanese Muslim Restaurant, offering varieties of ramen noodle soups to satisfy your taste buds. Indulge in a bowl of Beef or Chicken Ramen, both of which are served with sliced beef/chicken and other ingredients like assorted vegetables, tofu, scallion and kizami nori. They also serve chicken and beef ramen in miso and shoyu-based broth respectively.
Address: 1-G-04, D’Vida Business Centre, 1-G-04, Jalan Bazar U8/101, Bukit Jelutong, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor.
Ramen Matsuri Malaysia made their ramen in-house. The restaurant’s signature chicken-based ramen is as authentic as it gets using halal-certified ingredients. You can pick four main types from the menu, covering the flavourful Original Torikoku, Red Spicy, Black Garlic and Dry Ramen. For instance, their top-selling Red Spicy Special offers the hearty ramen goodness of chicken char siu, flavoured egg, minced chicken ball, black fungus and soboro. Best paired with their refillable hot green tea.
Address: Lot LG2.87, Sunway Pyramid, No. 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Hailed from Japan’s Tsukuba City, Ramen Seirock-Ya can be found in the Klang Valley area from Damansara Uptown to IOI Mall Puchong and Intermark Mall. They are primarily known for their Toripaitan Ramen, offering a robust taste of white chicken-based broth using halal ingredients. You can enjoy it in a Shoyu, Shio or Extreme style. The latter comes in a choice of Extreme Spicy or Extreme Egg, two of their umami-rich signature dishes that are highly recommended.
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