Menya Musashi ~ The Intermark

This trip to Menya Musashi is actually not my first, my first being 1 Utama’s outlet mentioned here.

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The dining experience was good so I was keen to introduce Menya Musashi to LC. However, I failed to realize that the outlet at Jalan P Ramlee has been closed so imagine my dismay when we got there and all I saw was construction hording.

Yup, devastated.

So I would like to strongly stress that Menya Musashi at Jalan P Ramlee is closed indefinitely.

Menya Musashi Jalan P Ramlee is closed. Menya Musashi Jalan P Ramlee is closed. Menya Musashi Jalan P Ramlee is closed. Menya Musashi Jalan P Ramlee is closed. Menya Musashi Jalan P Ramlee is closed. Hopefully this turns up in internet searches so others would not end up disappointed like me. Or as stupid as me.

A quick check online revealed that the Jalan P Ramlee branch had indeed closed but they had a branch at The Intermark. So we hopped back into the car and made our way there instead. It is located 2 floors below the Ground Floor at The Intermark, facing Jaya Grocer’s entrance.

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A quick browse revealed outstanding, value-for-money prices. Where on earth do you get a bowl of good ramen for RM18?

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It seemed over time, they have added 2 more types of oil – a curry oil and a vegetable oil to the previous onion flavored oil, special oil and chilli flavored oil.

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Their gyoza were also decently priced, being RM5 for 3 pieces and RM10 for 6 pieces.

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For the rice eater, fret not, there’s quite a variety to choose from.

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Don’t believe this. Musashi P.Ramlee is now closed. Do I need to stress this more?

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Their Musashi special sets are even more value for money. For RM26, you can get a ramen and rice set with a drink and a salad. Wow. LC went with a Chicken karaage set.

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On top of the normal condiments of garlic chips, chilli powder and black pepper, you get a chilli oil as well. Because our noodles were already quite oily, we skipped it.

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A chicken kaarage set comes with a Musashi ramen (minus the ajitama which was an add on) with 4 pieces of kaarage and a salad. LC was quite pleased with the ramen, noting that there probably isn’t another ramen place which has good ramen at the price we were paying.

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My Aka Musashi ramen came with spring onions which I sent back – I will not hesitate to send back food when I had specific instructions which it did not fulfill – and when it came back, there was less soup and a whole mountain of black fungus😦

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The ajitama was perfectly cooked – soft and flavorful with just a hint of runny yolk while the ramen was springy. The soup however was not as tasty as I remembered and even when I liberally sprinkled it with chilli powder, it still failed to fix the soup. It seemed to have lost that richness evident in pork broth and the chashu was too large a piece and slightly overcooked. I know it’s weird to complain about big portions but it’s difficult to eat a piece of meat as large as the bowl.

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One more thing to note – unlike the Menya Musashi in 1 Utama, this outlet is 100% run by foreign workers. Yup, no Japanese chefs and Japanese waiters and definitely no entertaining roar when cooking.

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