Japan Tsu Shin – Nabeyaki Udon – Minatoya Japanese Restaurant

Nabeyaki Udon (RM 25)

Minatoya Japanese Restaurant

A Noodle Dish That Is Simple Yet Wholesome- Nabeyaki Udon

In this month’s issue, I will introduce you to good food from an authentic Japanese restaurant in my hometown, Seremban. This restaurant is located at Uptown Avenue in Seremban 2, an area that is similar to SS15- home to cute cafes, bubble tea shops, local and Japanese restaurants.

Managed by a f riendly couple f rom Kyushu, Minatoya serves all kinds of Japanese food. There, you can easily find sushi, donburi (rice bowl), noodles, yakitori, takoyaki… I can’t name them all! It is my go-to place whenever I’m craving for some Japanese food. During this MCO, I got myself a takeout Nabeyaki Udon from Minatoya. The staff strongly recommended me to try it, as it is one of the popular items on their menu. It is a traditional dish that many Japanese f ind hearty and comforting.

“Nabeyaki udon” literally means “udon served in a claypot with broth”. Basically, this dish is composed of thick udon noodles and vegetables that are cooked in a flavorful dashi stock. It comes with various toppings, such as shrimp tempura, egg, fishcake, etc.

Since it was a takeout, this udon didn’t come in the usual claypot. Instead, it came in a cute red plastic bowl. Besides the udon, there was a generous amount of toppings, such as shrimp tempura, spring onion, wakame (kelp), f ishcake, egg, mushroom and some vegetables.

We all know that soup plays an important role for a noodle dish. The well-balanced sweetness and saltiness that came f rom different base ingredients made the soup here light yet rich flavoured. Next, came the main character, udon! Unlike some of the restaurants where the udon is overcooked and too soft, I especially love this one from Minatoya. It was thick, chewy and springy. The generous huge piece of shrimp tempura was f reshly deep fried and still pretty crunchy, and tasted even awesome after it soaked up some of the flavourful soup. All in all, I was satisfied. To me, the special points would be the soup and udon, because they were very similartotheonesIusedtohave in Japan.

Someday if you happen to pass by Seremban, do drop by Minatoya and give it a try. Good news for sushi lovers- Minatoya also serves sushi made by professional chefs! There are limited menus f rom time to time, so remember to keep yourself updated via Facebook!

360, Jalan S2 B15 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Weekdays: 12pm – 2:30pm , 6pm – 10pm
Weekends: 12pm – 10pm

06-601 0733
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