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The chronicle of a New Yorker living and eating in Osaka
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  • 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
    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]
  • Kotetsu
  • I got back to Osaka after my trip to Tokyo, and was ready to hit some more new shops. On this night I visited Kotetsu, a brand new
    shop in Shin-Osaka. Their menu was simple, which I appreciate: ramen, or niku miso ramen. I ordered the one with the extra meat.
    に行ってみました。メニューはシンプルで気に入りました。 [続きを読む]
  • Yatai Ramen Takaryu
  • To finish out my trip to Tokyo, I wanted to stop at one last classic ramen shop. I tried to go with friends to Kururi in Iidabashi
    . The line was super long, so we gave up and went to the one in Takadanobaba. That one was also too busy, so we were in a rush to
    find a shop that we could stop in and I could still make my shinkansen back to Osaka. We ended up at another shop I went to when I
    first liv [続きを読む]
  • Ikaruga
  • Continuing with my trip to Tokyo, I decided to meet a friend for some ramen in Tokyo Station. I've been to most of the shops
    that were there when I lived in Tokyo, but by now some shops have moved out and new ones have moved in. Ikaruga has been there the
    whole time, and that's where I decided to go this time.Back when I lived in Tokyo I visited the flagship shop of Ikaruga in
    Ichigaya. That shop [続きを読む]
  • Mugi to Olive
  • Continuing my visit to Tokyo, I tried to go to super famous Kagari in Ginza. After waiting on line for a few minutes, though, the
    staff guaranteed me that I would be waiting at least a couple hours more. I had plans to go see Awa Odori in Koenji, so I didn&apo
    s;t have that kind of time.Instead I went to Mugi to Olive, a gourmet ramen shop just down the road. They offer myriad interesting
    bowls, and I c [続きを読む]
  • Menya Sho no Gotsubo
  • Continuing my trip to Tokyo, on one night I ended up meeting a friend by Shinjuku Gyoenmae. It was after I got back from Yokohama,
    and I needed some dinner. In Osaka I now have the problem of occasionally running out of new ramen shops at certain stations, but
    not in Tokyo. Some checks of my favorite ramen blogs and I found Menya Sho no Gotsubo. Gotsubo makes "veggie tsukemen",
    which means tsukeme [続きを読む]
  • Goruya
  • As part of my trip to Tokyo, I made a stop in Yokohama. And what would a stop in Yokohama be without a meal at a Yokohama-style Ie
    kei ramen restaurant? It was late and I wanted to get some sleep so I picked a shop near where I was staying: Goruya. As is standa
    rd at an Iekei place, I got the shoyu tonkotsu.東京に行って、横浜にも寄りました。せっかく横浜に行った
    ので、絶対家系ラーメンを食べなあかんと [続きを読む]
  • Sora no Iro
  • Any trip to Tokyo comes with lots of ramen. Tokyo Ramen Street is so central, and right next to the Shinkansen, so it's hard
    to stop anywhere else when I arrive. This time I tried ramen street newcomer Sora no Iro, an odd shop that prides itself on vegan
    ramen. I've rarely ever had this easy to mess up dish before, so I held my breath even though I had heard only good things.
    東京に行くならいっぱい [続きを読む]
  • Fukuryu Rapas Bunke Wadachi
  • After my previous attempt and failure to go to Fukuryu Rapas Bunke, I had the itch to go back. As soon as I had a free moment, I h
    eaded over to Sakaisuji Honmachi to try the strange ramen pasta fusion place. They offered clam, curry, and chicken rapas. Without
    having any real idea which one to go for, I picked the first on the menu, the clam.この前「ふく流ラパスWADACHI」行っ
    てみようとしましたけど [続きを読む]