“Shomentei Tenroku Store” Tenjinbashisuji 6-Chome
For today’s lunch I went to the specialist oil soba restaurant “Shomentei Tenroku Store” in Tenjinbashisuji 6-Chome.
This is a specialty restaurant, competing for customers with only “oil soba.”
I haven’t eaten that much “oil soba,” and so I’d been interested in this place for a while, and today I went for the first time!
Of course, the menu is just the one type of “oil soba,” and you can choose the amount of noodles and the toppings.
“Oil soba, large helping (1.5 servings of noodles)” (¥670)
The ingredients for the toppings were simple, probably because it’s genuine oil soba!
Apparently you’re supposed to sprinkle la-yu (chilli oil) around the bowl twice, and sake (cooking alcohol) around the bowl three times.
The sauce pools at the bottom, so you mix it round and round thoroughly.
Quite thick noodles
The doughiness of the noodles isn’t half-hearted, and it has a wonderful texture that you don’t usually get with other types of noodles!
The sauce also has a full flavor, and the spiciness of the la-yu and the invigorating acidity of the sake are good accents—you become completely absorbed in eating!
I ate it all in a flash!
Then, just when you’re thinking that you wouldn’t mind a little soup…
….you can hand your empty bowl to the restaurant staff, and request some “Chatantan.” (¥60)
When you do, you’ll receive this egg soup (made at the table by adding an egg and pouring the soup the noodles were cooked in over it).
At this point you add a little more la-yu and sake.
You drink a little bit with the china spoon…
The gentle taste of the soy sauce base and the mild flavor of the egg are really tasty!
With a simple menu, the prices are also reasonable. For lunch there’s also a value set menu with raw egg and rice included.
It’s in a place a little to the east of Tenshinbashisuji Rokuchome Station, and it doesn’t stand out, but it’s a restaurant in a really convenient location.
If you want to enjoy wonderful genuine oil soba with a really doughy texture, I highly recommend this restaurant!
|store||Shomentei Tenroku Store|
|address||6-13, Kaneicho, Kita-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka Google Map|
|transport||281m from Tenjimbashisuji Rokuchōme Station|