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Udonlicious @ Marufuku, Jaya One - one of the few places that serves freshly made udons
Marufuku is a modern Japanese eatery with self-service expected during busier hours. According to Marufuku, they are the first and only eatery that serves fresh udon in Malaysia. Serving only locally handmade udon, Marufuku offers really tasty and good value Japanese food. Starting from RM6, Marufuku has got to be one of the best places to savor Japanese Udon.

Unfortunately, the only option when it comes to mains, vegetarian only the Salada Udon (RM8) to choose from. However, it is very unique as the udon, topped with julienne carrots, cucumbers, tofu, egg and spring onions, is served cold and drizzled with a very fragrant sesame sauce. The sesame sauce was so fragrant that I am actually craving for more when I am writing this!



Another must-try is the Blood Orange Sorbet
Yes, it is actually served in the "remains" of the real fruit!


Address: Jaya 1, Petaling Jaya, L-18-G-1, Ground Floor, Palm Square, Jaya One, 72A, Jalan Universiti, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Contact: 6-03-7957 6368
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm

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posted on: Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 2:31 AM

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Indulging Rainy Day Treat at Ben's, KLCC
After hearing some good reviews about the movie Thor, though most of the good points were revolving about how dreamy Chris Hemsworth's eyes were, we decided to head to KLCC to check out what were warriors of Asgard were up to. Ok, first of all, what is with the 4 letter T movies nowadays! Troy, Tron, Thor? Anyway, Thor's plot was somewhat disappointing as it was yet another 'kingdom' facing threat from some unreasonable enemies, in this case, the frost giants. Yes, they live in a icy planet and possess the power to freeze enemies. The people of Asgard were also supposed to be a level higher than us mortals, but we already invented cars, planes and spaceships, but these superior beings still rode horses, umm... I really don't see why are they looking down on mortals since their technology is still stuck in our ancient greek era!

Anyway, there was a heavy downpour when the movie finished and since we did not want to be caught in a jam, we decided to have dinner in KLCC. We walked around and we came across Ben's, a cozy restaurant on the 1st floor of Suria KLCC (directly opposite Harrods). The management really should think of putting up something eye-catching at its entrance as I have passed by it many times and never really took notice, and not to mention that it is strategically located near the main central escalators!

Launched on the 15th of April 2011, Ben's is modeled after a Manhattan townhouse and its menu features international cuisines from various countries, from refreshing appetisers and yummy salads to hearty Eastern and Western main courses. The dessert menu is to die for if you have a sweet tooth. Did not have any room for dessert as we actually had two venti Starbucks frappucinos for tea before we decided to have some solid food for dinner an hour later. I'd definitely try the tiramisu, or the toffee date pudding or the mango longan trifle or the chocolate rocky road cake, or the berry pavlova sandwich or the apple crumble or the blackforest! OMG i think I'd have to make like 20 visits before I can try every single item on their dessert menu!

Look out for this when you're looking for this eatery :)

Wild mushrooms spaghettini with mascapone cheese (RM 22.90)The mascapone cheese was awesome in enhancing the flavor of the good variety of wild mushrooms used!


My dad who is a great fan of mushroom soup said that this is one of the best mushroom soup he has ever had! It was chunky and full of flavor. Ben's is one of the very few eateries that serves non-canned version of the ever popular mushroom soup :) We love the drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of herbs on top too!


Wedges with a very generous amount of mayonnaise and sweet chilli sauce (RM8.90)


I love the deco as we felt very much at home when dining at this eatery, as we were comfortably seated on a set of cozy lounge furniture, accompanied by a soothing playlist of classic jazz from Frank Sinatra, Etta James, Johnny Hartman etc. If you are in for some upbeat chillout and lounge tunes, visit them before 6pm.


Location: Lot 140, Suria KLCC, First Floor, Kuala Lumpur City Center, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 10am - 11pm daily

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posted on: Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 9:49 PM

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