Ramen shop featuring Higashi-Osaka Takaido-style and Wakayama-style ramen
I post about ramen for two consecutive days 😛
Though there’re so many good ramen shops in Tokyo, but also Osaka have many ramen shops that have high reputation.
You know Osaka have Konamon(o) culture and they eat something made of flour (“konamon” in Kansai dialect) like okonomiyaki, takoyaki and so on very frequently.
Yes. Ramen noodles are made of flour ! Included in their food culture !
My friend examined about popular ramen shops in Osaka in advance and decided to go to one of the shop.
He chose “Men-ya Jouroku” .
We checked our hotel out and left our baggage to the front desk on last morning of our trip in Osaka and we went to there.
When we got to there 30 minutes before the opening time, there were already five or six people waiting in front of the shop.
Joroku stand along quiet street though it is very close to Namba station. So, few people were on the street except us in front of Joroku.
To tell the truth, we visited this shop last year, too. But the shop was temporarily closed. And then the shop moved to this place and changed their name from “Marujo” to “Joroku”.
One of the staff opened the door at the opening time sharp and led us to the seats in order.
There’re only 10 counter seats and no ticket vending machine. A staff take order and pay money when we get out of the shop.
Joroku takes two styles of ramen now.
1.Higashi-Osaka Takaido-style (dark soy sauce soup)
2.Wakayama-style (tonkotsu soup)
We ordered both and shared.
Their ordinary Chinese noodles (中華そば, 650 yen) is Higashi-Osaka Takaido-style ramen.
As you see, its soup is black and looks thick and salty.
Kujo green onion was on it and it is rarely used as ingredients of ramen in Kanto region. We could feel the difference between Kansai and our Kanto region by one bowl of ramen 🙂
I don’t know what is “Higashi-Osaka Takaido style ramen”, but contrary to its looking, the Chicken-based soy sauce soup was lighter and it was a little sour. It could be drunk up.
I like the taste. The soup went with the thicker noodles well. I really love it.
Wakayama-style Chinese noodles (和歌山中華蕎麦, 800 yen)
Wakayama-style ramen have thick tonkotsu and soy sauce soup that have a rich and smooth taste,
Speaking of Wakayama-style ramen shops, most of shops serve Haya-zushi.
Haya-zushi is traditional vinegared mackerel sushi pressed onto rice.
Joroku serve it, too 🙂
Haya-zushi (早寿司, 150 yen)
I think he made a good choice ! I want to visit there again for eating Takaido-style ramen !
About Men-ya Jouroku (麺屋 丈六)
Address / 6-16 Nanba-Sennichimae, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Station / Nipponbashi station (Osaka subway)
Open / 11:30 – 15:00, 18:00 – 21:00
Close / Wednesdays
Website / http://jouroku.blog.fc2.com/(in Japanese only)
Review / Yelp
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