Last Sunday I received another invitation to a blogger meet up at Marugame Udon & Tempura, Gandaria City, UG Floor, at the end of Mainstreet district. This is the second Marugame Udon in Jakarta, the first one at Taman Anggrek Mall already open from beginning of 2013.
|Marugame Udon's menu and samples, they all look so real.. I almost droll at them while waiting in line to order|
Marugame Udon as the first udon & tempura restaurant franchise in Indonesia surely bring a new atmosphere to our culinary world. From the name you can tell directly where it came from, Japan. With it's open kitchen concept we can see through all the process from dough making, boiling the udon, preparing the udon according to customer's order, tempura frying and serving. All the ingredients are fresh and halal. In fact if the noodle already boiled after more then 15 minutes they will not serve it to us, they immediately boil a new noodle instead to maintain the freshness. Marugame Udon with it self service concept always provide freshly cooked food so customers can freely pick their favorite udon and tempura. Started from choosing your base udon or rice menu, then picking the tempura yourself, get the drinks, pay at the cashier, add and mix your own sauce, eating your meal, then return all the empty plates and cup to the provided place. It is a fast eating experience, just like in Japan that require high mobility in their daily life.
|From top left clockwise: dough making, boiling, until serving the udon, you can see all the proccess|
For the udon, that day I tried Mentai Kamatama Udon and Kamaage Udon. And chose Beef Croquette, Egg Tempura, Broccoli Tempura, and Kakiage (tempura from mixed vegetable strips) for the tempura. They all taste great, but for my taste I would personally recommend Mentai Kamatama Udon and Beef Croquette. Mentai Kamatama with caviar, soft-boiled egg, special sauce plus the mild taste from Beef Croquette as the tempura, a great combination indeed. A reminder if you order Kamaage or Zaru, don't eat directly from the udon bowl, you have to take out the udon and eat it in the dipping sauce bowl. And if you don't like half raw food don't choose Egg Tempura, cause the egg soft-boiled.
|Mentai Kamatama Udon - IDR 50.000|
One of the recommendation, udon with special sauce, mentaiko caviar and soft-boiled egg
|Kamaage Udon - IDR 33.000|
Udon served in a hot water pot, eat it with the hot dipping sauce provided
|Many choices of tempura to accompany your udon from IDR 8.000 - 15.000|
Eat them with the tempura sauce, yumm...
|Marugame Udon at eating-hour, in the middle Yenny and Edwin the person who I thanks for inviting me to the event|
Sorry for the candid shot :)
|For those who like to share or free gift, don't skip this opportunity|
Okay, for the closing thank you Marugame Udon especially Edwin and Eka for inviting me to this event and thank you to Yenny and Tika for the opportunity. And for you who haven't try Marugame Udon or just want to eat more, you should come and join the fun. Don't forget there's free Marugame Udon Pouch just for sharing your moments in Marugame Gandaria City. All you need is to mention @MarugameUdonID with hashtag #FreshUdonTempura and #MarugameGancit in Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or Foursquare. So come, eat and share your moment at Marugame Udon Gandaria City...! Until then... ^-^