つけ麺 鉄餃子 多聞
I decided to pay a visit to Sakai, the hometown of my friend Akane. Akane is the translator who has been working diligently for the past couple of years at the Osaka Ramen School. To make the trip even more relevant, one of the school's former students has a shop in town. With some cheap rented bicycles, we set out to try it.
Handmade noodles and gyoza. I didn't try the dumplings, but a bowl of the shop's tamon tsukemen was a must. A little more expensive than the standard tsukemen, the tamon version has noodles made with whole wheat flour. As the school teaches a lot about noodle making, this special version was looking great.
Straight from Hokkaido to his noodle machine.
Wow, those were some great noodles. Very hearty, and I regret not getting a larger size.
The chashu was decadent, the egg perfect, and the menma crisp. All of this went into a very, very thick soup.
And the fact that this came out of the Osaka Ramen School made it even better!
Sakai is just a few minutes outside of Osaka's center, so check it out if you have a chance.
Osaka-fu, Sakai-shi, Sakai-ku, Ochonishi 2-2-1
Closest station: Shukuin on the local tram, or Sakai
Open 11:30-14:00, 18:00-22:30