“Miyata Menji” in Higashi-Shinsaibashi
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!
|address||1-13-5, Higashishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka Google Map|
|transport||209m from Nagahoribashi Station|
|opening hours||11:00～16:00 , 17:30～22:00|
|holiday||Second Monday of every month|