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The chronicle of a New Yorker living and eating in Osaka
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  • Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta
  • Continuing my latest Tokyo trip, my friend kicked me out of his place early on a Monday morning as he went to work. Normally I&apo
    s;d be annoyed, but this was a perfect opportunity for me to visit recently Michelin starred Tsuta. Before they got their star, th
    ey used to just have long lines. Now, though, you need to visit extra early in the morning to pick up a ticket.東京の旅を引
    き続き、月曜日の朝に友 [続きを読む]
  • Bassanova
  • Bassanova will always stand strongly in my mind as one of the early bowls that pushed me along on my quest for ramen. It was one o
    f the great ramen shops I discovered when I moved to Tokyo, and on one rainy day a friend and I ventured out to try it. Living awa
    y from Tokyo so long, it has been hard to try it again, but on one of my semi-regular trips I decided I needed to make an effort t
    o stop by. [続きを読む]
  • Sugoi Niboshi Ramen Nagi
  • On another December trip to Tokyo, it was only right that at some point I had a drunken bowl of ramen. I was drinking in the Golde
    n Gai, which meant that bowl was Nagi, one I've had before and hope to have again, but have never blogged about. Without the
    dexterity required to take notes, I entered and ordered the sardine ramen.12月の東京の旅行に酔っ払いラーメン
    を食べることになっちゃいました。ゴ [続きを読む]
  • Ivan Ramen
  • At the end of 2015, the original Ivan Ramen shop, located in Tokyo, came to a close. Ivan Orkin left to go back to New York for go
    od, and so the shop ended its stay, to be renamed and taken over by an apprentice. I had visited there once before while I lived i
    n Tokyo, and I needed to make one last trip while it was still around. I went for the standard shoyu, with all the toppings.20
    15年末にア [続きを読む]
  • Osugi Seimen
  • Osugi Seimen, a recent favorite shop of mine in Nishinakajima opened up a second shop in Honmachi. It's a branch, so I wasn&a
    pos;t in a rush to make it, but since I enjoyed my trip to the flagship so much I was looking for a chance to stop by. In fact, I
    enjoyed the double chicken soup at the original that I couldn't help but order that one at the branch as well.最近気に入
    りになった西中島の大杉製麺が2 [続きを読む]
  • Ramen Derby 2015
  • I'm always happy when Kansai has more ramen events. The Ramen Derby at the racetrack in Kyoto started in 2014, and of course
    I decided to stop by again in 2015.関西にラーメンイベントが増えると嬉しいです。京都の競馬場のラー
    メンダービーが2014年に始まって、2015年のにも行かなあかんかった。Quite a selectionいろ
    んありますねMy first stop was at Junk Story's booth, where they offered a strong miso [続きを読む]
  • Thailand
  • Normally I focus this blog on individual reviews on ramen shops, and not on what I'm doing. Recently, though, I visited Thail
    and, and while I didn't have ramen, I did try a variety of noodle dishes. This will be a primarily picture post, so enjoy, ge
    t hungry, and go visit.普通はラーメン屋さんに行って、評価します。でも、最近タイに行って、ラー
    メンを食べませんでしたけど、色々な麺料理を食べました。こ [続きを読む]
  • Chuka Soba Niboshiya
  • A while back I had a friend living out in Minami Tatsumi, a place only known for being one end of the Sennichimae subway line. I h
    ave no other reason and therefore chance to go there, so on a visit to my friend, we swung by a shop featured in Ramen Walker: Chu
    ka Soba Niboshiya. Despite being called "niboshiya", meaning "sardine shop", Ramen Walker recommended the spic
    y curry soba.この前、南巽に友 [続きを読む]
  • Ganso Aka Noren Secchan
  • I came to Kyushu for the Saga international hot air balloon festival, but I stayed in Fukuoka. And I wasn't leaving Fukuoka w
    ithout some good ramen. I did some research on the best shop in Tenjin I could find, and the first that came up with famous Ganso
    Aka Noren Secchan Ramen. I'm not sure why I hadn't been here before, but after a long trip through Saga I was ready for
    a full set, complete with [続きを読む]
  • Saga International Balloon Festival (Taromen)
  • Every year in the beginning of November, there is an international hot air balloon festival held in Saga prefecture in Kyushu. A f
    riend had been telling me about it for a while, and in the end of 2015, he convinced me to go.毎年11月に国際熱気球フ
    ェスが佐賀県で開催されます。友達からずっと言われていて、2015年にやっと行くことにな
    りました。No Japanese festival experience is complete without a st [続きを読む]
  • Kyo Yasai Festival
  • Just like a couple years ago, at the end of October in Kyoto they held the Kyo Yasai Festival. There was a large selection of rame
    n shops, all made with Kyoto Kujo negi. It was Halloween, and I knew I would be drinking at night, so I had to have a couple heart
    y bowls during the day.二年ぐらい前に10月末に京都で京野菜フェスティバルが開催されました。今
    回もあって、行こうとしました。京都九条ネギが乗 [続きを読む]
  • Kyu Beer Belly
  • I have a few different things I love in life, and only rarely do they come together. A while ago one of the Beer Bellys, the bars
    run by Osaka craft brewery Minoh Beer, moved a few doors down from where it had used to be. In its place, the people behind Mitsuk
    abozu created a ramen shop. Being too lazy to change the sign, they named it Kyu Beer Belly, or "old Beer Belly".Kyu Bee
    r Belly's specialty [続きを読む]
  • Komen Tamaran
  • A new Jiro style ramen shop opened up in Taisho a while ago. I in theory had been meaning to visit, but in reality had been puttin
    g it off a bit. Partially because the new shop replaced delicious Ramen Do, but really because I can only very occasionally handle
    Jiro style ramen. I saw a magazine really pushing Komen Tamaran's miso, though, and that was enough of a reason to actually
    push myself to [続きを読む]
  • Ichinichi Ichimen LAB+
  • No matter how hard I try to be aware of where I should eat, there are some shops that just slip through my fingers. Ichinichi Ichi
    men LAB+ is a shop that I noted when it first appeared, but I happened to be busy at the time. I forgot about it, but upon looking
    in a magazine I once again became aware of its existence. It's located right in Nagahoribashi, so getting there was no probl
    em.Ichinichi Ic [続きを読む]
  • Shi43ya
  • Out drinking on a Saturday, I was witness to one of the stranger events in Osaka: A series of boats that look like sushi were sent down Dotonbori river.いつかの土曜日に友達と飲んでいた時になんか変なことが出てきました。なぜかわかりませんけど、道頓堀川に寿司の船が浮いてきました。I'm not sure what exactly this parade was celebrating, but I'm happy to be there. All that sushi made me hungry, though, s [続きを読む]
  • Mankai
  • After a beer festival at Osaka Castle, I was with some friends and hungry for some drunken ramen. There are not a lot of places in
    that area, but a little while ago a second shop of Fukushima's tonkotsu shop Mankai opened up by Tenmabashi. We all agreed t
    hat this was an acceptable choice with our bellies full of beer, and we marched towards the shop. On my trip to the Fukushima shop
    I tried the st [続きを読む]
  • Shinjuku Menya Fuka
  • One by one I will make it to all of the good shops in Kyoto. Or the ones near Shijo and Sanjo, at least. This time after attending
    an event in Kyoto I was left hungry with a friend, so we walked down the block to Shinjuku Menya Fuka. Fuka is a shio shop, and m
    ost of what they had were variants on that. It being my first time, I got the natural salt ramen with an egg.一軒ずつ京都の
    おいしいラーメン [続きを読む]
  • Yamafuji
  • My scans for new shops picked up Yamafuji, in Sakaisuji Honmachi. I didn't know too much about it, but it was in a good locat
    ion, so I ambled over to check it out. Giving nothing away, the ramen was called "Yamafuji Ramen", leaving even the styl
    e a mystery.ニューオープンの店をチェックした時に堺筋本町にある「やまふじ」が気になりました
    。そこまで詳しく書いてありませんでしたけど、行きやすかったので行 [続きを読む]
  • Namae no Nai Ramenya
  • I had some plans in Kyoto, which meant another opportunity to try ramen in the prefecture I don't visit as often as I should.
    Once again by time I was limited to the greater Shijo-Sanjo area, but I found a recently opened shop that was pretty interesting.
    "Namae no Nai Ramenya" means "the ramen shop with no name". Either the shop has no name, or that is the shop&a
    pos;s name. At any rate, it was hard to [続きを読む]
  • 8910 Hakuju
  • I've had motsu ramen and tsukemen before, chewy innards mixed in with soup and tare. 8910 Hakuju specializes in horumon ramen
    ; another kind of ramen with offal. I had no idea what I was getting into, but with the choices of red, or white, I went with the
    spicier-sounding red.もつラーメンとつけ麺を何回か食べたことがあります。でも、8910白寿は初めて見
    たホルメンラーメン専門店です。どんなものかあまり想 [続きを読む]
  • Chuka Soba Kazura
  • Lunch only ramen shops are very frustrating, but pretty common. I'm not sure why so many shops don't open for dinner, an
    d especially so many popular ones. I guess if you sell out of your soup during the day, you don't need to pay staff for dinne
    r. Still, it makes them annoying to visit.Today's lunch only shop is luckily one very central: Chuka Soba Kazura in Awaza. Ka
    zura is a small shop, seating [続きを読む]
  • Toratetsu
  • A shop opened up in Higashi Umeda, in between the alleys with snack bars and izakayas. Toratetsu is not a straight ramen shop, but
    a gyoza specialty shop, with other food and drinks as well. The chef is a ramen fan, though, so he cooks up a chicken paitan in a
    ddition to a maze soba. The gyoza themselves looked pretty good, but I visited alone and was only so hungry, so I kept my eye on t
    he prize a [続きを読む]
  • Kosuiten
  • One shop near me is a bit of a strange one. It's a 24 hour almost diner-looking place with a giant American flag in front, ne
    on beer advertisements, and an accompanying menu with too many pages to count. Still, ramen is ostensibly their specialty, so it w
    as a matter of time until I showed up for a bowl.On this night I was making my way home with a friend when we realized at the midd
    le of night tha [続きを読む]
  • Eguchi
  • One of the most famous tsukemen shops in Osaka just happened to open a shop right by where I work! It replaced a mediocre-at-best
    curry udon shop, so this was a win-win. Many moons ago I visited the Esaka flagship shop of Eguchi, so I knew what I was in for, a
    nd I didn't feel bad for ordering the spicy tsukemen over the standard one.大阪のかなり有名なつけ麺専門店「
    えぐち」が職場の近くで二号店を開 [続きを読む]
  • Ippo
  • Every once in a while some friends of mine insist they have found the best ramen shop. Often I recognize the shop they're tal
    king about, but when I haven't, I am excited to discover a new place. This time a couple of friends took me to Ippo, a tonkot
    su ramen shop in Minamimorimachi.たまに「このラーメン屋さんが大阪の一番やで!」と友達に言われてい
    ます。行ったことがある店が多いですけど、もし聞いたこ [続きを読む]