Last weekend, we had yet another birthday celebration with my fellow tweeps! This time, it was a double celebration of Merryn‘s and Eric‘s birthdays! After such raving reviews on this udon place, we all finally decided to go to Marufuku for lunch. Marufuku is known for its udon, so without question, all of us had udon. The menu for udon was very straightforward and clear, 2 pages of udon with various toppings at the pricing of only maximum RM10 per bowl.
Marufuku Udon menu #1
Marufuku Udon menu #2
After deliberating, most of us ordered the Nabeyaki Udon, which was udon in Japanese fish-based broth, served hot in claypot, topped with tempura ebi, fish cake, fried tofu, shiitake mushroom egg and chopped spring onion.
Hot Green Tea
The udon arrived in a piping hot claypot, with the soup still mildly bubbling within. The fried tofu and ebi were evident and the udon looked fresh and smooth. Chopped spring onion on top gave the bowl a fragrant finish, although my first impression was the smaller-than-usual portion.
Nabeyaki Udon (RM10)
The homemade udon was indeed smooth and springy, with a slight chewy texture to it. Eating that with the soup proved to be really comforting, except that we were sitting outdoors subject to the warm weather.
Smooth and springy udon
The half-boiled egg for this udon was served separately on the bowl, perhaps to give the customers a choice of when and how to mix it in. I mixed in almost immediately, letting the egg simmer in the warmth of the claypot for a good minute. True enough, the aroma came whiffing to my nose and that’s when I knew it was ready to be eaten. The birthday boy Eric, also ordered the same dish and when asked about his opinion, he said, “The bowl looks smaller than the picture in the menu”. *LOL* I guess the portion might not be enough for guys?
Adding the half-boiled egg on top
As for Merryn and Foong, they both shared the Hot Nabe (steamboat) which could only be ordered for a minimum of 2 persons. From the claypot, I could spot mushrooms, tofu, chicken slices, carrot, onions, spring onions, radish and cabbage. The soup tasted quite similar to the broth from my Nabeyaki udon, and it’s refillable.
Hot Nabe (RM15/person)
The Hot Nabe also came with a bowl of udon, to be shared between the two of them. I only had a drink of this soup so I can’t comment on anything else for this dish. But quoting Merryn though: “They claimed that the Nabe meal is good for 3 to 4 people even if we ordered for 2 but I seriously doubt that! The serving portion here is definitely for little people!”
Ingredients of Hot Nabe
Food aside, we had a great time catching up as usual! I think our group of friends who started knowing each other through Twitter are getting closer and stronger each day! Can’t say I’m not grateful for the evolution of technology! Sweet Merryn who’s amazing with crafts also made us some Chinese New Year decorative items! A nice gold fish made from red packets! It’s gorgeous!! Right now hanging on the wall of my apartment, giving it a festive twist. Thank you darling!
The group of us including Panda with his head
Saucer must have wondered how it felt being a panda so he wanted to experience it for himself too! And don’t forget Grey who was busy working that day and ended up being the latest to arrive!
What are they doing behind the panda?
It was a fun gathering as usual, with conversations revolving around gossips, I mean the weather. Looking forward to our next gathering for Chinese New Year lou sang!
Marufuku at Jaya One
Marufuku Udon (behind Frontera)
Blk L, Unit 18, Level G,
Phase 1, Jaya One
No 72-A, Jalan Universiti,
46000 Petaling Jaya
Tel no: 603- 7957 6368