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
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
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
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
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
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
(A repost from my other blog) I used to be in the JET Programme. How it changed my life cannot be understated. So let me tell you about my (long) road to JET. It’s gonna be long. So please bear with me. I promise you, it’ll be an interesting read.