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“Miyata Menji” in Higashi-Shinsaibashi

“Miyata Menji” in Higashi-Shinsaibashi

A celebrity-owned restaurant featuring carefully selected noodles with amazing flavors!

For today’s lunch, I went to a Tsukemen specialty restaurant, “Miyata Menji” in Higashi-Shinsaibashi.
Its Tsukemen menu features 1 kind of dipping soup and 3 kinds of noodles.
「Komugi no Daiginjo」(¥880)
It is called Daiginjo because the wheat is shaved to less than half of its weight to make the flour.


Beautifully lined noodles are decorated with cooked egg, freeze-dried vegetables, and scallions.


First, I tried 1 piece of noodle on its own.


The chewy noodle spread surprisingly rich wheat aroma in my mouth as I chewed.
It must be due to the particular milling process for the flour, for a single noodle to carry this much flavor.


Dipping it in the thick soup


It combines the Umami of seafood, subtle sweetness of vegetables, and acidity of tomatoes. It is rich, but the acidity of tomatoes gives it a nice accent such that I can eat this forever!



I have never been so impressed with just the noodles alone. I am sure that all 3 kinds of their noodles are equally amazing!


When I arrived at the restaurant around 1:40pm, and went upstairs after purchasing the meal ticket, I only found 1 open seat at the counter. The restaurant was full!
It is indeed a popular place!
I will definitely be back again to try the other noodles!


store Miyata Menji
tel 06-6484-6676
address 1-13-5, Higashishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka
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transport 209m from Nagahoribashi Station
opening hours 11:00~16:00 , 17:30~22:00
holiday Second Monday of every month
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".