27 June 2013

Yamagoya Ramen @ Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu [Invited Review]

Good news to fellow KKians ! If you are ever in craving of some ramen, head off to Yamagoya Ramen in Gaya Street for their colourful variety of luscious Japanese delicacies. Note: Menu & pricing can be found at the end of this post

Spicy Tobanjan Ramen
If you love spicy induced broth, try their Spicy Tobanjan Ramen as it uses a familiar ingredient sometimes found in chinese cooking. The Tobanjan paste or chili bean paste, is a fermented bean paste that makes this ramen spicy & salty for your consumption. This dish is added with chasu (sliced pork), bean sprouts, chopped onions, bamboo shoots, and sliced black fungus. You can an additional RM 3 for a more "kaw" broth.

Miso Ramen
Next, a common soup base used in many Japanese restaurants, the rich & thick miso soup that sits the ramen with similar  ingredients but with a dash of sesame seeds.

Mukashi Special Ramen
This is definitely a unique preparation of their Mikashi Special Ramen. Using tonkotsu soup, this ramen dish is served in a milky broth of crushed pork bones (under high pressure) that is accompanied with black fungus, chopped onions, fried garlic, seaweed, bamboo shoots, and a pair of sliced boiled herbal eggs. This dish defines a great flavour of pork satisfaction.

Black Garlic Ramen
Do not be intimidate with the colour of this ramen. This ramen embodies a strong flavour of black pepper in its soup. A great choice to spice up you taste buds.

Buta Kimchi
This Buta Kimchi dish is a Japanese version of the Korean dish aeyook Bokkeum. It celebrates the union of kimchi & pork in one dish that is cooked with bean sprouts & chopped leeks. Hence, the kimchi, garlic, spiciness, and the creamy pork creates a exciting flavor in your mouth that’s impossible to stop eating. A cooked egg is served also as an additional topping.

Pork Katsu
Besides ramen bowls, you can find a variety of side dishes to complement your main meals. This pork katsu was deep fried to perfection that is crispy and served with mayonnaise.

Gyoza
I bet most local KK would compare Gyozas to the local Sabah's "wo tie" dish. A serving of pan fried potstickers that is warm and delicious.

Gyoza (filling)
The fillings in the Gyozas contains the basics; pork, chives, and cabbage.

Pork Char Siu & Soy Sauced Egg

Pork Char Siu & Soy Sauced Egg
You can order a plate of thinly sliced pork Char Siu that reveals good pork flavour or a side dish of soy sauced egg which is marinated for 2 days that has a sandy texture.

Daigaku Imo
We recommend much of this sugar glazed sweet potato to first time customers. Daigaku Imo preserves the sweetness of the sweet potato with a glazing of sugar with soy sauce, and garnished with sesame seeds.

Fried Chicken
A simple and basic fried chicken dish that is lightly seasoned with salt & pepper to go with your main meals.

Yamagoya Ramen

Yamagoya Ramen
Menu

Menu

Menu

Overall, a great experience as KK has another great addition in its food list. We would like to thank Yamagoya for inviting us for the dining experience and their great food.

Address:

Yamagoya Ramen,
Lot 109, Jalan Gaya,
88100 Kota Kinabalu,
Sabah.
Tel: 088-253701