らーめんstyle Junk Story
I'm a huge fan of junk-style ramen (see here, here, here). So when I was in Osaka and saw that Junk Story was just a short walk from where I was drinking with friends, I was sure to visit.
Alas, this isn't the junky mazesoba that I love, it is just a regular shio ramen topped with all kinds of amazing cuts of chicken. Observing the signage closely shows that it isn't junk-style ramen, but ramen-style junk! The devil is in the details.
Kind of a delightful surprise. This shop feels like an old shack was engulfed by a modern building. Come to think of it, that is a pretty good description of Osaka.
Under-cooked pork, under-cooked chicken, and a half-cooked egg. This is great stuff. All matched with a heavier-than-average chicken shio soup. Aromatic pink peppercorns work to mellow the whole bowl, and the aftertaste is pure umami.
It's a lot of food, but make sure you get the extra toppings. It's called 塩のキラメキ, shio no kirameki on the menu.
Official site here.
Osaka, Osaka-shi, Chuo-ku, Kozu 1-2-11
Closest station: Nippombashi
Open 11:00-14:30, 18:00-22:00