When it comes to ramen, outlets like Ippudo or Ramen Bar Shi Shi Do often cook their ramen in pork broth and sometimes chicken broth, depending on where you look.
Le Shrimp, a relatively new restaurant, is offering a rather unique take on serving ramen. They serve the dish in shrimp broth, and claim to be the first ramen bar to do so locally.
The shrimp broth is made using ground up shrimp shells that have been left simmering for eight hours with dried scallops, resulting in a rich broth with a very strong and fragrant shrimp aroma.
At Le Shrimp’s first outlet in IOI City Mall, Putrajaya, their menu consists of dry and soup noodle options to rice dishes, and side dishes.
Since shrimp broth is their speciality, we ordered a bowl of Ebiko Prawn Ball Tossed Ramen (RM29.90), Le Signature Trio Shrimp Ramen (RM37.90), and the Big Prawn & Braised Scallion Soy Chicken Ramen (RM35.90).
You can order the dishes with ramen or kuay teow noodles, and best of all, you can also request to have the prawns served peeled at no additional cost.
The first thing we noticed when the ramen was served was how large the portions were, as the three bowls were enough to be shared among five pax.
Another notable thing is the large size of the prawns.
Taste-testing the Le Signature Trio Shrimp Ramen, our first impressions of it were how thick and fragrant the broth was. They promised an umami bomb, and they successfully delivered.
The noodles were cooked just right, as they were both springy and firm.
Next, we tried out the bowl of Big Prawn & Braised Scallion Soy Chicken Ramen.
The broth for this dish tasted slightly different, as it had a punchy soy chicken aftertaste cutting through the shrimp broth, which added another layer of depth to the flavour profile.
Also, instead of prawn dumplings, the bowl of ramen comes with chicken slices and chicken skin cooked to a dark brown caramelised perfection.
Basically if you want a pure punch of shrimp seafood taste, go for the Le Signature Trio Shrimp Ramen; and if you prefer a broth with more complexity, then definitely try the Big Prawn & Braised Scallion Soy Chicken Ramen.
Last but not least, the Ebiko Prawn Ball Tossed Ramen is a dry noodle, unlike the previous dishes.
Even though it lacks the broth, it was not lacking in flavour. The scallions were a generous portion, and the shrimp eggs in the Ebiko balls popped when we bit into them.
Even though the shrimp broth is what makes their ramen unique, Le Shrimp did not cut corners when it comes to the side dishes and how each ingredient is cooked.
However, if you’re not in the mood for ramen, their menu includes a few rice options, like the Braised Scallion Soy Chicken Garlic Rice Bowl and the Crispy Chicken Karaage Garlic Rice Bowl from RM22.90 onwards.
If you enjoy their shrimp broth, you can order a separate portion of soup as an add-on to your meal. Alternatively, you can order just the soup for takeaway so you can enjoy it at home with other dishes!
Location: Lot LG-254 IOI City Mall, 62502 Putrajaya
Contact: 03 – 8682 1988
Operating Hours: 11AM – 10PM