From alleyway to restaurant, stimulate your senses with the noodle broth making its international mark in the culinary world. By Emmilyn Yeoh.
FOR THE CELEBRITY FACTOR ...
You’ve heard rumours about the queue, and you must be wondering, how good can Japanese ramen from a Korean pop star be? Well, the brainchild of K-pop sensation Big Bang’s Lee Seungri, Aori Ramen, exceeds expectations. Here, the experience starts with a seat at made-famous-by-Ichiran booth-type counters—isolated enough to eat “undisturbed”. Immerse yourself in the experience as you wait for your luscious ramen to arrive through the noren curtains before you. The prize is the Don Kotz Ramen, which consists of rich, creamy, and umami tonkotsu broth, silky noodles, lightly charred pork slices, perfect soft-boiled egg, and myriad supporting acts such as marinated bamboo shoots and crisp seaweed. Aori Ramen, 6.36.00, Level 6, Pavilion KL. Tel: 03-2110 1700
Solo dining booths at Aori Ramen, for gastronomic pleasure in private isolation
The signature, highly customisable Don Kotz Ramen