Marufuku, Jaya One – slurpilicious, fresh & bouncy udon.’s cheap too!

I’m have never been a fan of noodles though someone is. I think the problem lies with the fact that most noodles dishes tasted generic to me; and that is probably due to the fact that most wan tan mee, hokkien mee, curry mee, kuey teow thng, etc stalls sourced from more or less the same supplier for their business. (Let’s not include the mid/high-end restaurants that makes their own / import their noodles, keeping in the theme of “noodles under RM10”)

Different stalls, different preparations, different ingredients, different taste, yes; but essentially, when you bite into your noodles, it tasted bland & mediocre no? Minus the soup and all that extras?

It took a few trips, but eventually I fell under the “Marufuku spell“.

No no, I won’t say that. But when it rains, when the mood dips, when the tummy calls for something simple to keep the body going, Marufuku offers that simple solace in each bowl.

Nebayaki Udon. (includes a seafood dumpling, 1 prawn tempura, an egg, mushrooms & beancurd skin) RM10.

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Each bowl differs slightly; may it be the soup base, the toppings or the sauce. But the freshly made, springy & slightly chewy udon remains the star of each bowl.

Curry Udon. RM8.


The all too important egg must be present!! 😉 (Add one for RM1).

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Niku (Beef) Udon. RM10. Fish based broth, beef strips & chopped spring onions.

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I swear, it is as good as it looks 😉 .

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A Vegetarian?
The Salada Udon (RM8) is one my favourites.
Julienned carrots, Jap cucumber, sliced egg, fried tofu, chopped spring onions & sesame sauce.

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Totally for minimalism?
The House Udon,(RM6), available in both the hot and cold version would fit the bill.

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Eat it with the freshly made chilli oil or dust some Shichimi for additional flavour if you wish.

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Located in a corner barely visible from Brussels Beer Café & right behind Frontera, this no-frills but clean café may be utilitarian in interior, but packs a punch for their forte of freshly made udon.

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My most recent trip was lunch on a weekday. There were yakitori sticks served canteen-styled for the weekday lunch crowd. Prices ranges about RM2-3 per stick.

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A word of caution; these lunch yakitoris were cold as it was on display for a while.

Pickled vege – RM1. Pumpkin – RM1. Chicken leg yakitori – RM2.

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Oyster mushroom – RM1. Seafood dumpling – RM1.

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On another lunch trip over the weekend, Yakitoris were served as per order & came smoking hot. Needless to say, it tasted much better.


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Marufuku Udon
Blk L, Unit 18,Level G, Phase 1
Jaya One.
Tel: +603 -79576368

Musings: It’s funny isn’t it; with so many restaurants upping the game by offering fancier and fancier menus, yet it is this simple place with the simplest (but it taste good as well, of course) food garners the most favourable reviews all round.
The thing is, (I think) it’s always the simplest things that made us humans happy. Same goes for me. A good meal. A good run. A good partner. A good night’s sleep.
With that, Happy New Year my dear readers. It’s been great knowing & meeting the people I have met in 2010.

This Post Has 20 Comments

  1. Kevin

    Simplicity is always good… properly cooked and well seasoned food doesn’t need fancy setting or over the top plating fashions…

  2. J the chocoholic

    Luv luv luv the nabeyaki udon!! 🙂
    perfect comfort food especially on a rainy day!

    1. rebeccasaw

      The nabeyaki one is my fav too!
      Loved the fact that it comes with an egg & the stone pot is perfect to retain the heat as I slurp up the udon! 😉

  3. Sean

    i can’t empathize with the good run part (or the good partner anymore, since it’s been too long!), but yeah, a good meal and a good night’s sleep are probably enough to make me wake up happy too =)

    1. rebeccasaw

      Simple things in life that makes us happy yea?
      But hey, a bit more $ does sweeten the deal! LOL!!!

  4. Pureglutton

    Been hearing good stuff about this place – surely warrants a visit soon!

  5. KC Wong

    I always lunch at their Wisma Cosway branch at least once a week… :yes:

    Fav order is always house cold udon with a side of chicken karaage… :heart:

    Also heart their salada udon and chicken skin yakitori… :heart:

    Keep up the good work… :good:

    1. rebeccasaw

      Hey! TQ fr the comment & tq fr reading 😉 !
      Once a week eh? Same fr me! It can be so addictive right.. 😉

  6. J2Kfm

    Yes, that bowl of Curry Udon for RM8 got me so happy. Adding few sticks of grilled meats, mushrooms and a glass of green tea (DIY refills), all came to less than RM15. Amazing.

  7. missyblurkit

    udon – such simple tasty yummies.

    i normally have my fixes at sanuki udon in taman desa after my runs in the park. the plus factor is that i can sit outside with my furkid and easy parking:D

    1. rebeccasaw

      I like Tmn Desa too, quiet neighbourhood! But I’m hardly ever in taht area, LOL. Oh ..allowin u to have yr furkids w ya is definitely a plus point!

  8. KC Wong

    Highly addictive :heart: :yes:

  9. Marcus

    i do a haiku
    udon. nothing but. flour but
    that is home to me.

    1. rebeccasaw

      Oh? for real?
      Damn, when are you inviting me over to your place again??? It’s been donkey years yo..

  10. cheryn

    I absolutely love the food here and I have been going there every time I am at JavaOne as I am a super loyal fan of their waffles & Don dishes. But recently they have been having some serious pest problems. In another country they would be forced to close down! I went into the toilet once and saw 20 baby cockroaches in their sink! I spoke to the manager and I thought it was sorted out, but tonight I went there again and saw a baby cockroach under my table and another group of customers had a cockroach on their table. I was quite upset and told the manager again, that they really need I solve them problem. She defiantly said that they are already spraying pesticides every month. So, don’t plan to solve the problem? I asked, she repeated again she was already spraying repellents. I think their business is too good for them to care of this matter, which is terrible!
    I hope I can go back there again when they have decided to care about the cleanliness of their restaurant.

    So I am writing this in hopes something will be done, since the manager is indifferent about it.

    Sad day for a food lover & loyal customer to make such a decision. But it had to be done.

    1. Rebecca Saw

      They have waffles now???
      I was only aware of their udon! Gosh..
      Well I’m thinking of going back to try their new items but after the cockroaches – ermmm i don’t think so!
      I do hope the management took heed of your complaint. and this might also be an issue that they have to work with Jaya One management too

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