Hiru-DORA

Name: Karakuchi Aburiniku Soba Hiru-DORA 辛口炙り肉ソバ ひるドラ Cuisine: Spicy Ramen Soup base Miso Shoyu Heaviness Thick こってり Noodles Medium straight noodles Cost: ¥ (~¥800) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Tiny; 10 counter seats Wait: People usually finish eating ramen within 15 minutes Area: Tennoji-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Tsuruhashi Station A friend told me about this super duper spicy ramen place. It’s easy… Continue reading Hiru-DORA

Hojya

Name: Hojya 好呷 Cuisine: Taiwanese cafe Cost: ¥ (~¥1,000) Bargain: Very good Payment: Cash Size: Tiny; 4 counter seats, two 4-seat tables Area: Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Nagahoribashi Station; Matsuyamachi Station By chance, I stumbled upon Hojya 好呷 (Taiwanese for ‘delicious’), a small Taiwanese fried chicken cafe a ways off from Dōtombori. It is a really tiny place. Just four counter seats; two 4-seat tables.… Continue reading Hojya

Ebi-Tori Menzo

Name: Ramen Cuisine: Ramen Soup base Niboshi 煮干し Heaviness Thin/light あっさり Noodles Thick, flat, crinkly Cost: ¥ (~¥1,000) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Tiny; 7 counter seats Wait: People usually finish eating ramen within 15 minutes Area: Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: ABC Station Loren Epsum Overall:  TL;DR: blah blah blah Recommend: (Highly) Recommend Website: N/A Address: 123 Fake Street

Nipponbashi Street Festa

Name: Nipponbashi Street Festa 日本橋ストリートフェス Date: The Sunday around March 20th-ish Time: 12:00 – 15:00 Cost: Free Place: Den Den Town Area: Nippombashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Nippombashi, Ebisucho Nipponbashi Street Festa is Kansai’s biggest annual cosplay event. It goes on for most of the afternoon, but from 12:00-15:00, they block part of Sakaisuji Ave. near Den Den Town and… Continue reading Nipponbashi Street Festa

Sauce Boss

Name: Ramen Cuisine: Ramen Soup base Niboshi 煮干し Heaviness Thin/light あっさり Noodles Thick, flat, crinkly Cost: ¥ (~¥1,000) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Tiny; 7 counter seats Wait: People usually finish eating ramen within 15 minutes Area: Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: ABC Station Loren Epsum Overall:  TL;DR: blah blah blah Recommend: (Highly) Recommend Website: N/A Address: 123 Fake Street

RAPAS WADACHI

Name: Fuku Ryu RAPAS Benke WADACHI ふく流ラパス 分家 ワダチ Cuisine: Mazesoba Noodles Thick, flat, crinkly Cost: ¥ (~¥700) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Small; 14 counter seats Wait: People usually finish eating ramen within 15 minutes Area: Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Sakaisuji-Hommachi, Exit 8 Their main menu is very limited. Only three, four items on menu. I don’t know if I can… Continue reading RAPAS WADACHI

Ten’gyan

Name: Ten’gyan 天狗庵 Cuisine: Ramen, mazesoba Soup base Niboshi Heaviness Light あっさり Noodles Thick, flat Cost: ¥ (~¥1,000) Bargain: Good Size: Small; 11 seats Area: Higashiyodogawa-ku, Osaka City Station: Kamishinjo Station Passing by, I saw that Ten’gyan has ‘Taiwan mazesoba’, a style of mazesoba which is basically mazesoba topped with nira chives and spicy ground pork, so I decided to try it… Continue reading Ten’gyan