Sunday 15 March 2015

Food: Yoshinoya Hanamaru @ Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur

For those of you craving for Japanese food but constantly find yourself in a rush, you'd be happy to know that Yoshinoya Hanamaru is finally here in Malaysia. The names Yoshinoya and Hanamaru should be addressed differently as they each serve different items. I attended the pre-launch just a few days ago at their first outlet in Mid Valley and the food here is perfect for those who wants a place to fill their tummy at an affordable price.

Their concept is more focused on a fast food style, you even get your own trays to place your drinks, noodles and side dishes.

Hanamaru Udon is a popular fast food chain serving up steaming bowls of udon in Japan and they are now here in Malaysia as part of their global expansion plan.

On the other hand, Yoshinoya is another Japanese fast food chain, famous for 'gyudon' (beef bowls). Their promise to customers are 'tasty, low-priced and quick', ideal for shoppers who prefers a quick bite.

 Azuki Cafe which serves coffea, tea, soda and smoothies!

Here are some of the side dishes which you can add to your main meal. The price are all written out; so you won't have any surprises at the end when you're paying for your meal.

Chicken Karaage
Tender, juicy, well marinated fried chicken pieces which was so flavorful in every bite. So fragrant but slightly oily for me.

Chawan Mushi (RM 4.00)
No complains for this as this is the basic appetizer in every Japanese cuisine. Smooth and silky egg that melts in your mouth!

 Here's the start of the udon serving counter where you get to choose your noodles and watch as your meal is prepared right in front of you. Hanamaru boasts on their high quality udon which is made fresh daily using first grade flour. Their broth has a flavorful aroma from the imported dried kelp and sardines. 

Salad Udon (RM 10-R, RM 13-L)
Generous serving of salads and sesame dressing infused udon. This will surely whet your appetite, especially for those who wants something different than the usual steaming hot bowl of udon.

Tori Dashi Udon (RM 10-R, RM 13-L)
This udon is served with chicken broth and the Mori-no-Tamago (Japanese eggs that can be eaten raw). I really loved their eggs as they are not hard boiled but soft and savoury  as you take a bite into it. It was similar to the comfort food consistency and egg lovers like me will absolutely fall in love with this.

Ontama Bukkake Udon (RM 8-R, RM 11-L)

Spicy Miso Udon (RM 12-R, RM 15-L)
For those who prefer a hint of spiciness and for a little 'kick' in their bowl of udon, try this! The spicy miso paste they added into the broth really adds flavour to the udon. A great combination!

Some of the selection of side dishes; fishcakes, kakiage and tempura for the big eaters or those who want something more than just a simple bowl of udon.

Yoshinoya's specialty, the beef bowl.

That's all, my stomach was already on the verge of bursting by the end of the night. Udon is pretty filling after all. I'd recommend you guys give it a try, because I know I'll definitely head back to this place for more goodies. 

I was posing with my 'chawan mushi', pretty random I know, especially with my dad eating in the background.

Mum and I. What's a food review without a proper picture with the infamous Aunty Lilly? <3

Yoshinoya Hanamaru
Lot-T-15B, Level 3,
Mid Valley Megamall,
Kuala Lumpur.

Phone: 03-2201 8789

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