A hidden gem, I would say, because NOONE pretty much knows about this cute little ramen restaurant in the middle of Gelang Patah. Baobei Japanese Shoyu Ramen is a new ramen shop that I would say is definitely worth a try!
Is it Halal?
No, this is a non-halal restaurant - serves up pork katsu don and chashu in their menu. They do, however have quite a few chicken options if you don’t mind the fact that it doesn’t have a halal certificate.
Where it Is
A few landmarks would be that it is on the right hand side of the bus terminal, and then right opposite a popular Chinese restaurant (I can’t quite remember the name, but it is quite a busy area whilst this ramen shop really isn’t). You can park literally right beside the restaurant - but I would say there isn’t actually much room for parking.
Address: 宝贝の拉面, Baobei Japanese Shoyu Ramen, Jalan Ulu Choh, Gelang Patah, Johor 81550
(Note: Menu not entirely accurate, but it is roughly on the same stretch of road - quite a new restaurant, if I’m not mistaken, so it doesn’t come up on a lot of maps)
11am to 10pm Daily (No rest days)
What it Costs
Eating here is pretty simple - pretty much RM15 for a bowl of ramen, and I would say that it is probably money pretty well spent. The bowl is pretty big, and has quite a generous portion of meats and vegetables to fill your tummy up!
I put a few snaps of the menu that I took here, so you can just generally see the price range of things on the menu. Me and my girlfriend were the only two people at the restaurant when we visited, so I guess maybe you could say that they showed really good service when we were there.
How it Tastes
Don’t expect SO MUCH, but it is a decent bowl of ramen. I would say that this comes more in the watery category rather than the thick category, which I personally don’t like as much. Their ramens kind of have this Japanese-Korean twist about them (especially my girlfriend’s kimchi chicken ramen - which pretty much tastes like kimchi jjigae.
Overall, I would give it a decent in the taste department.
…Mixing things up when you get bored of the food in Gelang Patah! I would say that this is one of the better restaurants in Gelang Patah, and even the taste makes it pseudo-budget (of course I know isn’t that cheap to eat everyday, but sometimes to mix it up you need to pay that little bit more).
6.5/10. Decent ramen at a pretty good price point for the customers. Taste maybe not my cup of tea, but I would say they make it up with a lot of ‘liao’ (meat/vegetables) inside their dishes.