Shin Chan Ramen @ Solaris, Mt Kiara

How can you resist such a cute little name, akin to our favourite comic hero of the century, our one and only Shin Chan? Leaving nothing else but hunger in our stomach we proceeded through those pretty doors into a classy, well-illuminated Ramen restaurant.

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As we entered there was this decoration thingie that sort of mesmerizes its viewers located to our right. Coupled with its overall presentation made of white stones and green leaves, the huge boulder spouted water running incessantly down its horizontal layers giving the alluring zen of peace.

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The Japanese waiter greeted us with an unmistakenable hospitality and seated us in one of these classy settings, the usual necessary condiments such as chilli oil, vinegar, salt and pepper already provided. Then the hot paper towel came to our refreshing delight.

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On one end of the wall there were these red tiles and a peculiar hemisphere inside it, with what I think to be whimsical jottings in Japanese. Anyone care to translate? ๐Ÿ˜€

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Everywhere else was made in mirrors, so as to make it look like a huge area, expandable into infinite. It provides a great sense of space, contributing to the beautiful aura of this restaurant. I really loved the ambiance, and I hoped the pictures gave enough an impression for you too!

Anyhow, let’s move on to the food stuff, shall we?

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There was a promotion for their specialty Ramen dishes, and so we chose a miso ramen set that didn’t cost as much as the restaurant makes it to be :D. Also thanks to a friend of mine, I’ve got this craving for what we call “Superfoods” whom she claims will help in having a healthy life, and so we ordered Edamame as well. Promotional: buy one free one, I loike!

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The set came, and we were nevertheless astounded withย  the amount of food that came with it. The price tag of RM30 suddenly felt all worth it. Here we have:

  • a bowl of miso-based ramen with minced pork and vege
  • a bowl of salad in japanese dressing
  • a bowl of clean tofu
  • pickled vegetable
  • Japanese rice
  • tori kara age in sweet & sour sauce
  • a couple of watermelon
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The Tori Kara Age in sweet sour sauce, more commonly known as Sweet & Sour Pork (lolol) was awesome! Pieces of fried succelent pork went so well with the usual vegetables (onion, carrots, corn and bamboo shoots) and smothered in a very well-made thick sweet and sour sauce that I really, really like!

Suffice to say I downed the whole thing with the slightly sweet and sticky Japanese rice…

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The tofu was ever so delicate, looking so pristine in that white bowl. I’ve never failed to take notice of the way food are presented and so I was very impressed with the selection of bowl and condiments to meld the whole dish together. Such a pure and simple dish to clean one’s palate. I know I’m describing it weirdly but that’s how it was!

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Loved the salad. What else can I say? Crisp shredded lettuce, cucumber and tomato. Drizzled in tangy salad dressing. Can’t possibly go wrong, eh? I really like it though!

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After swarming the set, we didn’t expect anything else because we were so full. A fortunate surprise came though, with the waiter informing us that we will have our dessert now, and out came a dainty looking green tea ice-cream. (On a side note, I think green tea ice-cream is overrated. lol)

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I am now trying to eat healthily so I thought I could mix some Superfoods into the ice cream, hoping it would work. This was what I came up with, unfortunately it wasn’t something many will accept as “food” lol. Why la. Be creative! Taste and mix all kind of things, you’ll never know when you suddenly come up with a striking recipe that will take the world by storm!

Heh ๐Ÿ˜ก

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Okay la, maybe this time i failed a bit. HAHA. I call it “Edamame Extract in Green Tea Frosting“. Looks yummy what, no meh? =P


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