So of course, we had to order the Zangi Spicy Miso Ramen (RM34.90), which is the signature dish of Menya Kotetsu. It is a large bowl of ramen filled with spicy miso broth and completed with two big slices of Zangi, or deep fried pre-seasoned chicken. The miso broth is smelled and tasted delicious! It looked quite spicy due to its richness and colour, but to our surprise the spiciness was actually very bearable to our taste buds. The ramen was cooked al dente, good to chew, and goes well with the spicy miso broth. There’s really no need to describe the crunchiness of the zangi as the picture already shows it all. The zangi tasted sweet and salty with pleasant hints of soy sauce and garlic in the marination. It surely stimulated our tastebuds!
According to Menya Kotetsu, their Zangi is always freshly fried. It’s true because when we tasted the the Zangi, there wasn’t any weird after-taste that usually comes from refrying, and the meat was also very tender and juicy. There were three types of broths for us to choose to go with our ramen: spicy miso, Sapporo miso, and Tonkotsu miso. The top-pick from us was their spicy miso which is also their most popular broth.
Next, we also tried their Ajitama Tonkotsu (RM24.90) because we wanted something mild to balance things up. The Ajitama Tonkotsu was topped with a half-boiled egg marinated with soy sauce, finely chopped spring onions, cooked seaweed, marinated braised pork belly slices or as they call it, Chashu pork, and some bamboo shoots. The broth of Ajitama Tonkotsu is thick and creamy which had a balanced mix of sweet and salty. The egg was good with its yolk partially runny, just the way we like it. The best part of this bowl of ramen was their Chashu pork slices. The thinness was just nice, soft and tender. and melted in our mouths right after we ate it.
All in all, everything was very satisfying, authentic and delicious. For your information, Menya Kotetsu is located in the new building of One City named One Space and it is a corner unit shop (just in case if you have trouble finding the shop).
- Contact No.: 010-271 0735
- Operation Hour: 11am-8pm, daily.
- Shop Location: Lot 40-42, Ground Floor, One Space @ The Square, One City, Jalan USJ 25/1C, Subang Jaya, Selangor.