I am glad to have a bunch of food loving friends whom despite not having a flog, loves exploring for new food places, and willing to go to restaurants with an open mind.
Most importantly they don’t mind me talking about food 24/7 (if they want to talk about something else, they’ll just ignore me, haha); neither do they care much of having me slowly finding the right angle for the food photos.
A recent comment however arised from the bunch
“Finally we are dining in a more affordable place”
I looked out the street with guilt. She’s right, the recent places I’ve been bringing my friends to all left us with empty pockets.
So it was perhaps a right move to suggest them to MARUFUKU @ JAYA ONE one night for some udon love affair. Located in an unseeming corner but visible from Brussels Beer Café, next to Frontera , sits this no-frills but clean comfortable Japanese café. Their forte is their freshly made udon by daily, however there are also some decent appetizers and yakitori offerings.
I’ve heard of their sister outlet Sanuki in Taman Bukit Desa, but have never visited the foreign land to indulge, but little bird told me that the udon there is very good too. Seems like they’ve gotten the whole concept right, as expansion is underway and next outlet will be at Taylor’s college, so for those subangers do look out for them in the coming months.
I can see the reasons of their potential success,
1. Japanese food (familiar cuisine to malaysians)
2. Simple, quick-to- prepare dishes is always a plus point for franchise opportunities
Cheap! Affordable as Lots of Craving puts it (the cheapest being their house special udon(RM6)
4. Yummy food!
5.Low set up cost