Stretching around 3 kilometers north to south, Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street is Japan’s longest shopping street with about 600 shops gathered along it. There are many new and attractive shops around, but even among these, the many famous and popular shops in the area that have given it the reputation of being a “Ramen Battleground” are quite special.
The shop interior of “Mengenso” is bright and very clean, giving off a very good impression.
They have seats at the counter, and table seats are also available further inside.
They make their noodles fresh everyday, and you can feel that they are very particular about the domestic wheat flour they use for their home-made noodles.
Their soup is made using 100% natural ingredients including native chicken and fish scraps. They also mix in Asian ginseng with over 10 varieties of seafood in their broth, among others. The shop also has a good atmosphere, so it would feel totally fine for a woman to go in by herself.
■ Uogenso Ramen (Fish Broth Ramen) 120g (Rich Soy Sauce) ¥690
The aroma of soy sauce spreads within the delicious seafood soup. It is accented by some aonori (green laver), shiragami negi (white hair leek), and ito togarashi (shredded red pepper) so it doesn’t taste too strong and you won’t grow tired of it.
The peppery momo chashu (roasted pork thigh fillet) had a strong presence! You could taste the deliciousness of the pork.
What’s really wonderful about this ramen is their home-made noodles. It’s boiled just right and goes down your throat perfectly smoothly.
■ (Available only on weekdays) Half Chahan (Fried Rice) Set +¥160
Having some crisp lettuce mixed into this stir-fried chahan made it good.
|address||5-2-16, Tenjimbashi, Kita-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka Google Map|
|transport||242m from Tenma Station|
|opening hours||[Tue.-Sat.] 11:00～14:30 , 18:00～22:30 [Sunday and National holidays] 11:00～16:00 , 17:30～20:00 (Open until supplies lasts)|