best ramen in pj


Oh well, once a while there will be a huge hype over a ramen. The most recent before MCO 2.0 or 3.0 is this Famous authentic Japanese Kanbe Ramen in Retail 163, Mont Kiara. I was told by many that currently this place is their best ramen in KL. Of course to try this place, do prepare to queue for 45-120 minutes. The queue at times can be super crazy.

this is my 5th attempt only to landed it here as the queue was quite fast on weekdays. 20 minutes.

Kanbe Ramen

the shop is run by 3 Japanese Ramen chef and I was shared by the waitress that they are running the business like many Japanese running F&B. Not to compromise on QC. They prep each bowl by themselves and got to know the soup base is cook for 36-38 hours.

Each ramen chef have their own secret recipe and when I was in Japan, I tried 19 Ramen Shop and non of them came even close from soup to noodle. Each of them is so unique.

Kanbe Ramen Retail 163

Seating area is divided by 2 sections. bar counter and normal seating area. If you are looking to sit at Bar counter, you can request from the waitress and you will be put into the waiting list.

kanbe ramen mont kiara

these are the 2 Japanese chef that prep all the ramen for the day.

Kanbe Ramen menu

Kanbe Ramen Menu is not so direct. First time dining here will give you headache as it comes with 7 different soup base and 1 seasonal, with 8 in total.  I ask the watiress to recommend me as she mention Aka is their recommended and  Kuro (garlic base) which is their next top best seller.

I see alot of diners are aftering their famouns Kanbe Tsukemen also. I will aim that next round when I am there. I would say 1 soup and 1 Tsukemen if there are 2 of you.

A bowl of Kanbe Ramen is ranging from RM 32 – RM 45 but you get free oolong tea.

kanbe ramen order

while waiting in line, I have already put in the order I want, with noodle texture to choose and amount of noodle.

how to enjoy kanbe ramen

Each of the table do have one insertion to guide you how to enjoy best with their ramen. I would advise to eat original half of it before you add on any recommended condiments like below.

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yuzu ramen

For the day, we ordered 2 bowls. This is Aka Ramen with Hard noodle and Chasu. You get to choose level of spiciness and we were advise to opt for level 2 only. So the paste in the middle spiciness, that do not overpower the soup.

Kanbe Ramen (11)

Kanbe Ramen (13)

Noodle texture is not soo hard as I like it to be as I was shared that some Japanese love to eat their ramen in hard noodle. Since then I have been picking up an option hard if there is. I like it better, cuz nicer texture but again on your own preference.

This is the first time I had different texture of chasu, so soft that near melt in your  motuh. Generous piece as 1 bite will give you a nice mouthful satisfyingly pleasure. Aka broth is certainly thicker than many out there. Soup is creamy and thick yet after taste will give you like collagen goie layer in your mouth. I like it.

Kanbe Ramen (14)

Kanbe Ramen (17)

Next was a recommendation from my friend Ivy as she said Yuzu Ramen is an interesting choice and I follow suit. This bowl is certainly you like it or hate it. I find it first few bites is very interesting as like savoury Yuzu version. Pretty prominent flavour of Yuzu yet did not overpower the soup base.

I would highly recommendd this Yuzu version to be shared. It will be too jelak if you are finishing it by yourself

kakuni ramen

Kakuni is one of the best as I have been searching for this type kakuni after one of my favourite ramen shop in Mont Kiara had went under. This is the next nearest which is melt in your mouth, and seasoning is spot on. If you can finish, I would order Chasu with add on Kakuni.


Kanbe Ramen (18)

retail 163

This is the finale on your table. A guide to enjoy this with mixture into your soup. Both this sides are awesomely good. Well seasoned and could just eat it as a side. I add in everything whats in the table just that carefull on the fried garlic, it is not the usual kind like our Malaysian version or it could be already not fresh (I am not too sure – cuz as you bit it sticks on your teeth) try put lesser of it.

retail 163 mont kiara

Put everything mild to get the flavour you like before you add in more.

onsen egg

Their onsen egg is damm good. Just a side note, it is on the salty side cause of long seasoning. Egg yolk is cook to perfection that goie and stick to your teeth a little.

Would I go back here again? Yes, I would want to try a few more other flavour and their Tsukemen. I just would not bother to queue for more than 1 hour for this.

Another of my favourite Ramen is just across the street at Shoplex- Ichikakuya Ramen if I am craving for Ramen and Kane Ramen is queuing too long.


-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 9/10, love it!!!~Recommended-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Kanbe Ramen
GF-08, 163 Retail Park, 8,
Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara,
50480 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: 11am – 9pm (or till finish)

Ramen Lovers will be joyful with this ICHIKAKUYA Ramen hail all the way from Yokohama. An authentic Japanese ramen all the way from Yokohama had landed in Subang, Malaysia. Operating in this newly develop UOA business park.

Ken had been telling me that I must come to his current new all time favourite ramen place. After 3 weeks, finally I am here for the ramen.


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Their menu is pretty standard. what they are well known as they are using exclusive wheat flour, to make ramen noodle from it. For Malaysia, they imported it all the way from Yokohama and made the noodle fresh every morning. making them like Authentic Japanese Ramen from Yokohama.

Japnese Ramen

Do check out their menu as this place offer variety of style in your noodle.

  1. authentic way is of course :
    1. hard noodle
    2. normal taste
    3. normal chicken oil
  2. soup:
    1. soy sauce base
    2. salt base soup (best for first timer)

Ichikakuya (5)

Ichikakuya (6)

Ichikakuya (7)

  1. however we love our taste strong so our order are Max Ramen with Soy Sauce @ RM 25
    1. hard noodle
    2. strong taste
    3. xtra chicken oil

Ichikakuya ramen(8)

authentic japanese ramen

Every ramen shop got their own signature noodle and soup base. I quite like this as the noodle is thicker than usual, however love the chewie’ness of it as I order mine hard. not many locals will like this texture as when I was in Japan, they thought me to go for Hard which is most of the Japanese dine in that way.

pork slice

the thinly slice char siew is perfect. thin like near paper, torch burnt that give the slight burnt umami that I like and the fats is near to melt in your mouth.

yokohama ramen

The soup is quite thick to my liking, punch with flavour as the soup base is being cook for 36 hours. I chose my soup with strong chicken oil that gives a very nice “chicken’ish” aroma (some of you might not like it) but balance well with the soup. The first instant hit is the chicken flavour then after taste is smooth and not too pork bone taste.

The best of all is not their onsen egg but is their QUILL egg. Do give it a try and if you do order add on, I will definitely add on quill egg with Asahi beer.!

First timer, it is advise for you to go everything normal. 

Ichikakuya (12)

Ken style of eating is to order Sutameshi Rice Bowl – pork bely rice @ RM 18. We have to eat our noodle till all clear and left with about 3-4 spoonful of soup base, enjoy 1 or 2 bite of this rice then pour the rest of the balance of rice into the ramen soup with rice. (this is how I was taught in Japan too). To get the best aroma of different flavours.

Overall, it is very interesting as each combination gives me different layer of taste. How we eat it, I get to enjoy at least 4 layers of different taste when comes till the pork belly rice. The rice is good cause of the soy sauce used. Damm good!

this is another type of ramen as usually ramen is hard to compare Apple to Apple as every chef have their own specialty. This is definitely one of the top in my recommended list. One of the best Ramen in KL.


-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 9/10, love it!!!~Recommended-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Unit 1-3A, Level 1, Tower 3, The Podium,
Uoa Business park, No. 1, Jalan Pengaturcara U1/51a,
Kawasan Perindustrian Temasya,
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating hours: Monday to Saturday : 11am – 9pm (close Sunday)


New outlet; Ichikakuya Mont Kiara
15-0-1 Shoplex,
Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara,
50480 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: 11.30am – 10.pm

Tel: 010-823 0165


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