Kodawari Menya Udon ~ A Star Studded Grand Opening
14th October 2014
Entrance to Kodawari Menya
It was such a privilege to be invited to the Grand Opening of Kodawari Menya in Kuala Lumpur on the 14th Oct 2014! Special thanks to Xavier Mah for the special invitation which puts me in the mood for its immensely popular udon noodles.
Kodawari Menya is the first and only outlet in Malaysia, opened in 1 Mont Kiara this year. With more than 9 outlets across Japan and even a branch in Taipei, Taiwan under the Kodawari Menya brand, the Kodawari Menya Malaysia's flagship outlet has a exquisite and modern chic facade.
Condiment wall artwork ~ Specially done by a Manga artist for Kodawari Menya
Aldred Yaw, Seiko Sekine, Hiroshi Takashima, Elvin Siew & Keisuke Konishi
VIP guests all dressed in red such as Datin Sofia Jane, Daphne Iking, Vanidah Imran, Raja Atilia and Julie Woon gathered to witness the grand opening of the Kodawari Menya's first outlet in Malaysia at 1 Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.
'Thorn among the roses', Mr Xavier Mah taking a break to post for some memorable pictures for this auspicious event with the celebrities that grace the opening that day.
Founder of Kodawari Menya, Keisuke Konishi, was on hand to demonstrate making a signature bowl of Kodawari Menya udon.
Ivan Boey, Chong Kiun Hang and Tan Poh Hoo were awarded certificates that verifies their competency as udon professionals by Mr. Keisuke Konishi, companied by Mr. Elvin Siew.
Kodawari Menya Team in Malaysia
The traditional Kagami Biraki ceremony refers to the breaking of a Kagami Biraki which is a symbolic to the opening of a cask of sake at a party was conducted. Mr Aldred Yaw, Ms. Seiko Sekine, Mr. Hiroshi Takashima,Mr. Elvin Siew & Mr. Keisuke Konishi declared Kodawari Menya opened for business with traditional Kagami Biraki Ceremony.
All Kodawari Menya outlets operates a self-serving practice where customers follows a 5 steps method to order their udon set, make payment, add-on free condiments and lastly return food tray after eating.
Menu for Udon
Menu for Beverages & Dessert
Waiting patiently for my fresh udon to be served
Kodawari Menya Udon & Soup are made and imported all the way from Kagawa. Japan
In the spotlight was the brand's famed udon noodles that has its origins in Sanuki province of Japan. Made from superior wheat flour, water and salt that is then left to rest, cut and eventually kneaded to form the round-fisted Genki-Dama round chunks. It's udon has a uniquely soft, pliable consistency - as each succulent strand will attest.
The technique to create the signature broth took 383 attempts with a rare sugar that is both healthy and irresistibly delicious.
My savoury bowl of Kake Udon serves with selection of tempura pieces
Udon tops with condiments such as chopped scallions and minced radishes
Slurp-worthy Delicious Kake Udon
Crunchy Sweet potatoes & Chicken fillet Tempura pieces
The opening ended with lucky draws and goodies bag for all those in attendance. I was delighted to receive a packet of udon (2 pax) together with seasoning sauce too. Instructions were given as to how to cook the delicious udon at your convenience at home. A very thoughtful parting gift for everyone especially for those that udon lovers that still craves for it later.
Uncle Hong on stage receiving his wonderful lucky draw gift from Mr Elvin Siew
My hubby cum blogger, Uncle Hong of bestrestauranttoeat.blogspot.com was both happy and excited to receive an exquisite gift from Mr Elvin Siew during the lucky draw session. It came as a surprise as we wasn't very lucky most of the time, so I guess eating some good old simple udon does brings some good luck to us! Hahaha ...
Lucky Draw Gift
Exquisite Wristwatch, Drop by TACS
CONGRATULATIONS on your Grand Opening, Kodawari Menya Kuala Lumpur Malaysia!
Udon & Tempura
L1-21A Level 1
1 Mont Kiara
1 Jalan Kiara
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6206 1669
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