Goku Raku Ramen (Non-Halal) @ Midvalley

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Hello everyone. I will be updating about Goku Raku Ramen today all thanks to Ivy from FOOD!


A brief from Goku Raku Ramen. 

"At Goku Raku Ramen, we are introduced to the "Horikiri Style" ramen, discovered by noted ramen connoisseur, Mr Teruhisa Shimizu. The unique style meshes well with the palatable pork, chicken and fish mixed broth, as well as the Shio and Shoyu soup base. The broth is simmered for long hours to bring out its exquisite taste and the ramen we serve is made fresh daily with our ramen-making machine."

Unforunately located at the end of Midvalley, North Court if not mistaken, right next to F.O.S. This location has the least amount of people walking by. It was kinda hard to find too since I had to walk from one end to another. But regardless, our efforts were paid off. =D


The entrance.



Loved the design on the menu!


5 Star Kakuni (R) - RM26.90

Our first bowl of ramen. It was heaven to my nose. The smell was simply amazing. Served with soft-boiled eggs, bamboo shoots, bean sprout and tender-braised pork cubes. The broth was made from kuro oil, sardine, mackerel, bonito fish and dry fish powder; and the results were simply astonishing. 

The ramen was made and cooked really good. It was springy and was able to absorb the flavours of the broth. Soft-boiled eggs were spot on and I cannot exaggerate anymore on how tender and flavourful the pork cubes were. Simply amazing.


Tan Tan Ramen - RM13.90

This was the dry-typed ramen; garnish generously with spring onions and cucumber. Drop a half-boiled egg and start mixing. 

I somehow found it very pasta-like. The sauce reminded me of a tomato-based spaghetti, not in a bad way. It was pretty savoury and had intereseting texture thanks to the cucumbers, egg and minced meat. As weird as it may sound, I did quite enjoy it


Yaki Gyoza - RM9.90 

This was pretty interesting. We saw it in the menu and was talking about it without knowing that it will be served to us. We questioned, what was that blank piece of sheet on top or what exactly is that? Turns out, it was just batter layed on top of dumplings to give a new look. 

Back to the dumplings, they were actually pretty good, despite the look. Chewy, right consistency and goes well with the dipping sauces. No complains here.


GRR Meatballs - RM5 (5pcs), RM9 (10pcs) and RM17 (20pcs)

Balls, who doesn't love them? Although the price reminded a lot of Ikea's meatballs, they were actually pretty different in so many ways. 

First and foremost, the sauce. I couldn't tell whether or is it BBQ, Sweet and sour, honey or even Marmite but all I know is that I do like it. Down to the skin of the meatballs; they were crispy and soft, which was weird but good. Lastly, the fillings. Overall, I find the fillings a little lacking on meatiness. I felt that there was a little too much flour or ingredients which covered the taste of the pork.


Course Meal Set C - RM119.90

The last set, all together, for 4-5 pax. I will break down 1 by 1 for easier explanation.


Fried Fish with Curry Powder 

Honestly, this was pretty bad. The batter was really oily and the fish tasted flat. The sauce did helped but it wasn't much. It could have been improved, so much potential. 


Shrimp Dumplings 

A pretty standard shrimp dumpling with an exception of huge shrimps placed on top. Decent flavour and texture. Prawns were juicy but there was no dim sum sauce to compliment with =(


Ebi Chili

Prawns with rich sweet and spicy sauce on fried fettuccine-like garnish. The sauce was pretty good but the prawns were not as great as I'd expect it would be. The fried fettuccine was pretty addictive to bite on though. 


Tori Momo Karaage

Fried chicken served with soy sauce. Chicken was fried tenderly and juicy but the sauce was overwhelmingly salty. If there was rice, it would have been perfect!


Sweet and Sour Pork

Did not try this one as I was too full from the rest. I heard it was pretty decent with good sauce.


Chef's Recommended Salad

I don't see how is this a salad but regardless, it was pretty nice to have something cold and light. Mined meat goes well with tofu and the amount of spring onions underneath was surprising.


Pork Loin Rei Shabu

Cooked porn loin (cold) served with cucumber and roasted sesame sauce. Really liked it.


Aburi Char Siew

This was really good, my personal favourite among the whole set. 


Utsonomiya Sui Gyoza

Again, unfortunately I wasn't able to try this.


Mini Ramen and Today's Dessert

The mini ramen was rather different compared to the 1st two bowls of ramen I had. This was less salty and lighter. The flavour wasn't as strong nor aromatic as the previous bowl but it was still pretty good. Good broth, consistent noodles, char siew and bamboo shoots. 

Here is the list of the complete dishes served in Set C - RM119.90

1. Edamame
2. Aburi Char Siew
3. Chef Recommended Salad
4. Pork Loin Rei Shabu
5. Tori Momo Karaage
6. Crispy Shrimp Mayo
7. Siew Mai
8. Ebi Chili
9. Sweet & Sour Pork
10. Utsonomiya Sui Gyoza
11. Garlic Fried Rice/Mini Ramen
12. Today's Dessert
13. Sesame Balls


Overall, I would say that the ramen was really good. I really like the strong and aromatic flavours of the broth and also their freshly made ramen noodles. The price is quite reasonable as well so no worries there. Also, at the end, we were able to meet the chef in charged and turns out, he was Japanese! Haha. 

Last but not least, 50% off for meatballs! 


Address:

Lot S025 & Lot S026,
 Level 2, 
Mid Valley Megamall, 
Kuala Lumpur

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