The other day, I was returning to the office after visiting the National Archives and decided to stop by at Jaya One for lunch.Wanted to get udon, but realised that the Sushi King there is an ‘Express’ outlet and doesn’t serve noodles :/. But as usual, the universe provides – and I stumbled on this place called Marufuku Udon. The prices were very reasonable, so in I went!
The eatery has a very casual setting; almost like a canteen with minimal decor. That’s not really important though, the food is.
My order of Beef Udon (RM12) came in a generous serving of slippery udon noodles, a silky onsen tamago (egg) and thin slices of beef in a savoury/sweet brown sauce. The egg is larger than usual and there’s plenty of it to coat the noodles to give it a silky smooth texture that slips down your throat! The beef slices were tender and the noodles were bouncy with a slightly al dente texture. All in all, a very good bowl of udon and definitely value for money.
If you don’t want the beef, their house special is just the egg and noodles for RM7. You can top up all the main meals with a drink of iced green tea for just RM1.
Side of deep fried octopus (RM5). Lightly seasoned, the crispy coating conceals chunky pieces of octopus on the inside. My only complaint? I wish there was more xD
The Chicken Karaage side comes in a serving of three pieces. I can understand why some people might not like it coz the batter was a bit overcooked and looked burnt, but the flavour of the seasoning was pretty good and the chicken was cooked thoroughly, juicy and tender on the inside.
To end the meal on a sweet note, caramel pudding. Not so much jelly as it is creamy, like a mild creme brulee.
I was satisfied with the meal and will come back again if I’m ever in the area! :)