I was looking through some photos and realised I haven’t blogged about this Japanese place in Pavilion Shopping Mall before. Ichiban Ramen is a neat little restaurant tucked in one corner of Pavi’s Food Republic food court, but with its own dining area. They also have a branch in Sunway Pyramid, which is the one I used to frequent (back when I still went to Pyramid regularly).
One of their star dishes in my opinion is the fried ebi curry rice. I love Japanese curry because it’s not as spicy and it’s savoury taste + creamy texture is excellent with rice. The version here has thick but soft chunks of carrot and potato over warm, fluffy Japanese rice, and two large strips of fried ebi (shrimp). The shrimp is so crispy that you can even eat the tail!
Smallish dining area with lots of wooden furniture and accents, and an open kitchen area.
For sides: chicken karaage. Crunchy, juicy and just the right size for nibbles.
Note: Ichiban Ramen, like it’s name, actually specialises in Ramen. I’m not a very big fan of Japanese ramen (I prefer Korean Ramyeon! :D) so… friends who have come here before have praised the ramen, so if you’re a noodle lover, you might consider ordering a bowl.
Lot 1.41.00, Level 1, Food Republic,
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03 2143 4199