Sanuki Udon @ Taman Bukit Desa

    Sanuki Province(讃岐), known as Kagawa Prefecture now, is famous for its Sanuki Udon (wheat noodles). It is said that many Japanese now take day trips to Kagawa just to sample the thick and rather stiff type of udon.

    kakiage udon with wakame & egg (RM 9)

    We are extremely lucky, because here in KL, we have sanuki udon located conveniently near us. If it wasn’t for the power of blogs, we would not have have known about this hidden gem located in a quiet neighbourhood shoplot in Taman Bukit Desa.

    kakiage udon with egg & ebi tempura (RM 10)

    The owner, Seiji Fukimoto make his own udon in the shop daily. They were doing brisk business when we were there with Christine, Chris and Ivy on a Friday night. This shows that home made udon is actually well received by patrons in KL.

    curry udon with egg (RM 8)

    Sanuki Udon features a simple one page menu with 7 types of udon serving style along with some toppings and side dishes to go with it. Patrons will tick with a pencil what they want and pass it to the serving staff.

    curry udon with egg & tempura (RM 9)

    The noodles with uneven length and width, were fresh and slightly al dente. The cloudy broth of our soupy selection was light and pleasant (made with dashi). The curry udon was hearty, with well cooked potato, carrot and small chicken cubes in it.

    dry cha cheong style udon with egg (RM 7)

    KampungBoy thought that this dry cha cheong udon was very “Taiwanese”, but he licked the bowl clean anyway. The toppings of kakiage and tempura were crispy with minimal oil staining.

    karaage (RM 3)

    We also had some crispy, juicy and meaty chicken karaage. They made such a great bar snack.

    shiitake yakitori (RM 2)

    momo (leg meat) yakitori (RM 3) & kawa (skin) yakitori (RM 2)

    Smoky, succulent and tender, these skewered goodies were very addictive too.

    green tea (RM 1)

    Overall, it was a very warm and satisfying meal. It’s good to know a place that serve simple Japanese food with nice decent serving and won’t burn a hole in the pocket. Total bill for 5 was RM69, not too bad eh?

    Restaurant Sanuki Udon
    9, Jalan Bukit Desa 5,
    Taman Bukit Desa,
    Jalan Klang Lama
    58100 Kuala Lumpur
    ( Closed on Mondays )
    Tel : 012-241 8131 ( Seiji Fukimoto )

    Sanuki Udon


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