We have been waiting with bated breath for almost a year and finally, Aori Ramen has opened its doors in June 2018 at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
Owned by Lee Seung-hyun aka Seungri (@seungriseyo) of the legendary BigBang, Aori Ramen is a Japanese ramen franchise that was first launched in Seoul (quite a funny fact, if you think about it) and now grown to international fame.
The brainchild of Seungri, the successful franchise has finally its first outlet in the Southeast Asian region at Pavilion KL and we were one of the lucky few to get a taste of it prior to the opening.
Whilst being a Korean-owned franchise, Aori Ramen stays true to its Japanese roots, with an interior that mirrors ones we often see in Japan, comprising mainly of individual booth-styled seatings and a small number of tatami-styled table seating areas for groups of six and above.
When it comes to its menu, Aori Ramen offers a very concise and curated list of dishes with only two Ramen options and a handful of sides and toppings.
Using a rich pork-based broth and signature 1.1mm Hoso noodles, Aori Ramen is unlike most Ramen joints you see in KL as they serve their ramen with barbequed pork slices, which are more crunchy in texture and more fragrant, instead of the regular chashu that we are accustomed to.
In light of that, why not let us present to you a step-by-step guide to best enjoy Aori Ramen?
And ending the sumptuous meal, why not grab a bottle of Asahi beer for that refreshing finish on your palate? We guarantee 100% chance of decadent food coma for all, with this combo of ours!
Aori Ramen is now opened in Lot 6.36.00, Level 6, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.