OZEKI - Gastronomic Gift

OZEKI is a familiar name to many Japanese living in Kuala Lumpur – since 2001, this establishment has been offering high quality Japanese dishes, and is still going strong today. No effort is spared – ingredients are shipped directly from Japan, and put in the hands of a kitchen staff of seasoned veterans. Going along with their history of offering authentic Japanese food, part of the reason why OZEKI is so famous among the local Japanese community is their osechi – traditional food that’s enjoyed during Japanese New Year, something which is (to no one’s surprise) very rare in Malaysia.

OZEKI’s menu is a long list of crowd favorites, but this issue we’re covering two of their ramen offerings in particular: their unique Oxtail Ramen, and the Chef Special! Tsuke Men.

Oxtail isn’t a very common ingredient you’d find in ramen, and OZEKI is one of the few places in Kuala Lumpur where you’d have the opportunity to try it out. The soup is lovingly boiled with an assortment of high quality ingredients (vegetables, skipjack tuna, shoyu and salt) for 2 hours, which ensures the flavor of the beef is preserved in every drop of soup. Add in some thick yet springy ramen noodles and you’re in for a one-of-a-kind experience! The dish is also, of course, served with oxtail and onsen egg.

Next is the Chef Special! Tsuke Men. For the uninitated, tsukemen is noodles dipped into a special broth then quickly eaten. The noodles soak up the chicken broth, which is salty and fragrant. The end result is highly addictive: a small cup of water is served alongside the dish so diners can adjust the saltiness of the broth, so they can drink it straight from the bowl! Dipping the thick chicken slices in the broth is highly recommended as well. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself asking for seconds!
There’s plenty of other stuff to try out at OZEKI, including hot pots, sushi, grilled skewers, wagyu beef, sashimi and rice dishes. There’s also set lunch and dinner meals for the wallet-conscious as well! No matter your preference, expect to be spoiled for choice.

Menara TA One, Ground Floor, 22, Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 KL
12noon-2:30pm, 6:30pm-11pm (LO 10:30pm)
018-872 2714