Saboten

Name: Saboten 覇王樹 Cuisine: Mexican Cost: ¥¥ (¥1,000-¥3,000) Bargain: Pricey Payment: Cash, Credit Card Size: Big and spaceous; seats 50 people Area: Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Yotsubashi Station, Nishi-Ohashi Station A few of my friends invited me to try out this Mexican restaurant, Saboten, near Yotsubashi Station. The place is huge. Seats 50. And spacious too. It has a bar too. Rent… Continue reading Saboten

Hop Lung

Name: Hop Lung ?? 合隆麵家魚蛋大王 Cuisine: Hong Kong noodles Soup base Sour and spicy “Vietnamese” Heaviness Light Noodles (choice) Rice noodles Thin or thick Egg noodles Thin or thick Cost: $ (~HK$60) Bargain: Not really (relatively speaking) Payment: Cash Size: Tiny; seats 30 (squeezed together) Area: Happy Valley, Wan Chai, Hong Kong The restaurant is small and everyone squeezed next to each other. We… Continue reading Hop Lung

Hakata Tonkotsu Tenjinki

Name: Hakata Tonkotsu Tenjinki 博多とんこつ 天神旗 Cuisine: Ramen Soup base Tonkotsu Heaviness Very thick こってり Noodles Hakata-style (thin, straight) Cost: ¥ (~¥1,000) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Medium; seats 20 Area: Higashiyodogawa-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Kamishinjo Station I found Tenjinki through Tabelog and it has a pretty decent score, so I decided to try it out. The place is actually, relatively, spacious, considering it’s a ramen place. The kitchen… Continue reading Hakata Tonkotsu Tenjinki

KÜCHE

Name: KÜCHE Cuisine: Ramen, tsukemen Soup base Original Heaviness Thick こってり Noodles Thick, straight Cost: ¥ (~¥1,000) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Small; seats 13 Wait: 20+ mins for seat; 30+ mins for order Area: Higashiyodogawa-ku, Osaka City Station: Kamishinjo Station I found this place from a food magazine. What caught my eye was their ramen looked really unique. The place is quite small.… Continue reading KÜCHE

Ramen Kasumi

Name: Ramen Kasumi らーめん香澄 Cuisine: Ramen Soup base Niboshi 煮干し Heaviness Thin/light あっさり Noodles Thick, flat, crinkly Cost: ¥ (~¥,1000) 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: Awaza Station; Hommachi Station I actually stumbled onto this place because the curry place I wanted to try was closed. And I’m… Continue reading Ramen Kasumi

El Zocalo Burrito

Name: El Zocalo Burrito エルソカロブリトー Cuisine: Mexican (burritos) Cost: ¥ (lunch ~¥1,000) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Small; seats ~15? people Wait: ~30 minutes for order during lunch rush Area: Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Yotsubashi Station, Exit 4 Today, my coworkers took me to El Zocalo Burrito near Shinsaibashi. The best burrito place in Osaka, they claimed. They told me that the couple that owns… Continue reading El Zocalo Burrito