Durian? Yes. Ramen? Yes. But what about durian ramen? Now that’s an interesting (or appalling) thought. For all you adventurous foodies out there, here’s your next challenge — getting a taste of this sweet and savoury invention by Menya Shi Shi Do.
This ramen joint in Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur has introduced a limited time dish, which is none other than — you guessed it — King Ramen. It’s exactly what it sounds like, where you literally get a cross between the king of fruits and Tonkotsu ramen. It’s the first of its kind, and is touted as a flavour bomb with a unique creamy taste that’s bound to “warm your soul and satisfy your cravings”.
At just 40RM (~S$11.90), you can expect to find springy noodles in pork bone broth with fresh durian flesh mixed into it. It’s served in a durian husk, and topped with a D13 seed, chashu, and a Japanese soft-boiled egg. NGL, I’m not quite sure how to feel about this!
This isn’t their first foray into the unknown either — other more… unique concepts the Japanese restaurant has experimented with include chocolate ramen, croissant ramen, and even cold boba tsukemen. Yum.
While netizens are pretty split over the matter, it’s pretty clear that there are at least a few daring enough to take on the dish since it tends to get sold out on a daily basis. Plus, they’re currently limiting the durian ramen to only 20 bowls a day, because it’s really not easy to prepare.
Even as a certified durian lover, I’m feeling a little hesitant about this one. I can’t imagine how the flavours might complement each other, but it’s probably worth the try… right?
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