Out of the few ramen restaurants I have tried in KL, Marutama Ramen is probably my favorite so far. And it is quite frustrating for me to know how good they are so late, given that they have been around for more than 2 years. As I know there are two branches currently, the first opened at Farenheit 88 in Bukit Bintang while the second one can be found at Empire Shopping Gallery in Subang Jaya.
Compared to the other ramen places, Marutama’s menu might seem to present more options but for the ramen, the choices are pretty straightforward. Basically you just need to decide on the broth (either spicy or non-spicy), toppings (chashu or pork belly – the latter is oh so good) and also whether you want extra marinated eggs (Ajitsuke Tamago).
If you love these ramen eggs and can’t get enough of them like me, I say go for it. Marutama cooks them perfectly with a deliciously runny yolk in the center, definitely a notch better than the others. One thing though, there’s no bamboo shoot in the ramen here. Not that I am complaining since I don’t particular fancy them.
Marutama ramen’s hearty soup tastes amazing and I am actually quite surprised to find out that it is actually made from chicken stock instead of pork. There is no doubt a lot of chickens must have gone into the pot in order to produce such rich and flavorful stock.
In fact, one whole chicken is used to prepare just enough soup to make two servings of ramen. Their lovely ramen noodle that is handmade fresh daily is thin, silky smooth with a firm and springy texture, simply delicious. These qualities to me, would be their biggest selling points and main reasons I will be a return customer.
Marutaman Ramen (NON HALAL)
Lot No. 1-27(01)
Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur