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 @ Jaya One

Marufuku is one of the newer F&B outlets in Jaya One and is known for serving freshly made udon noodles. Truth be told, I’ve always been a ramen person but I do eat and enjoy udon occasionally. The outlet was small and the décor, minimal. Simple wooden tables and chairs were placed inside and outside the restaurant – the place felt almost like a cafeteria.

During my first visit, I had the curry udon (RM8) with an extra egg (RM1) on top. This was rather disappointing. While the noodles were nicely chewy, the curry gravy was bland and watery. The additional egg on top didn’t do much good either. This wasn’t the soothing bowl of noodles I was looking for.

I tried some of Shum’s Nabeyaki udon (RM10) and didn’t like it. The broth was rather salty (a contrast to my bland curry udon) and the fusion of prawn tempura, egg, mushrooms, fried dumpling and bean curd skin just didn’t work for me. I didn’t understand the appeal of this place.

Since I didn’t have the house udon (RM6), it was only fair that I try it before making a conclusion — I visited the place again three days later. Service was fairly quick that day. Within 5 minutes, my thick, slithery udon noodles topped with an egg arrived. Again, nothing wowed me. I suppose this dish’s appeal was the udon’s silkiness and bite, with a springy texture. That said, it was slightly better than the other two udon I tried.

The mushroom yakitori (RM2) was not tasty at all. Portion was meagre and the mushrooms were carelessly seasoned with sweet sauce, which tasted like balsamic vinegar. I also didn’t think too highly about the chicken leg yakitori (RM3) as it tasted very average. The salted chicken skin yakitori (RM2) was my least favourite of the lot; this was almost cloying.

I found the food disappointing on both visits and did not bother to order any dessert. Granted the udon was fresh and had a toothsome texture, I still wasn’t bowled over.

Ambiance: 5.5/10
Price: 6.5/10
Food: 4/10 (pork free)
Verdict: Prices were fairly cheap, but the food wasn’t big in portion and taste.

Marufuku Udon
Blk L, Unit 18,
Level G, Phase 1
Jaya One
03 7957 6368

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KY March 4, 2011 - 1:22 am

ah, finally another person who dislike murufuku's food. I thought I was the only one. noodle's too hard to chew i didn't finish mine.

marcky March 4, 2011 - 2:01 am

The first 2 you tried memang quite suck. I liked dry niku udon the best.

CUMI & CIKI March 4, 2011 - 2:13 am

Ya lah.. jatuh standard already mah.. depends on when the blog is written. when it 1st opened it was good. Not now. That day, they served me raw Karage.. totally gross. I made them take it back

iamthewitch March 4, 2011 - 2:49 am

I didn't really enjoy my experience there too.. very normal and bland, not really sure of what the hype was about too..

cheryn January 10, 2015 - 10:10 pm

I absolutely love the food there and I have been going there every time I am at JavaOne as I am a super loyal fan of their waffles & Don dishes. But recently they have been having some serious pest problems. In another country they would be forced to close down! I went into the toilet once and saw 20 baby cockroaches in their sink! I spoke to the manager and I thought it was sorted out, but tonight I went there again and saw a baby cockroach under my table and another group of customers had a cockroach on their table. I was quite upset and told the manager again, that they really need I solve them problem. She defiantly said that they are already spraying pesticides every month. So, don’t plan to solve the problem? I asked, she repeated again she was already spraying repellents. I think their business is too good for them to care of this matter, which is terrible!
I hope I can go back there again when they have decided to care about the cleanliness of their restaurant.

So I am writing this in hopes something will be done through public knowledge, since the manager is indifferent about it.

Sad day for a food lover & loyal customer to make such a decision. But it had to be done.


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