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“Mensho Nakaue” in Higashi Mikuni

“Mensho Nakaue” in Higashi Mikuni

This Blended Tonkotsu and Sea Urchin Broth is Ridiculously Amazing!

For today’s lunch I went to “Mensho Nakaue”, a ramen joint in Higashi-Mikuni.
Before I went there I heard that there’s one type of ramen and three types of tsukemen so I had planned on just going with a regular ramen. However, there happened to be a limited, special-offer ramen that looked way too appealing!
“Sea Urchin Tonkotsu Ramen” ¥800
A blended sea urchin and tonkotsu broth, topped with chashu pork that’s been basted and grilled with a sea urchin paste. What a decadent ramen!


The broth is pretty thick and has pieces of what definitely looks to be sea urchin throughout it!


Woowww, this is soo goooddd!!
The rich tonkotsu flavor stands up to sea urchin’s strong umami and sweetness. I was surprised by how deliciously well they matched!


Extra thick noodles…


Ohhhh, yummmyyy!!
The noodles have a wonderfully chewy bite to them and their flavor only becomes more delicious as you eat it!
Plus, when the broth fuses with the flavor of the noodles it’s even better~!


Chasshu Crusted with Sea Urchin Paste


The pork alone has a really good flavor, but when you add the Sea Urchin flavor to it it gets even better!


You can eat the whole thing in the blink of an eye!




Only 10 bowls of the Sea Urchin Tonkotsu Ramen are available per lunch and dinner service!
Of course, their house ramen and three types of tsukemen are sure to be delicious so I’d love to try them all!


store Mensho Nakaue
tel 06-6152-7080
address 4-18-8, Higashimikuni, Yodogawa-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka
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transport 296m from Higashi-Mikuni Station
opening hours 11:00~14:30 , 18:00~22:30
holiday Wednesday
Original(Written in Japanese)



Trying out foods for 20 years. In pursuit of "good value", "bargain price", and "make you happy" lunch, has tried about 10,000 shops. Opened a blog, "M's lunch", in May 2005. On average the blog gets 70,000 daily views. Published "M's lunch: Kansai's BEST 100" by Kodansha in 2009. With the theme of "The charismatic blogger speaks: What do trending shops have in common?", has lectured many times at the local chamber of commerce. Regularly appears in Kansai TV's program "Yo-i Don!", and presents "Good Value Lunch".