Sunday, August 21, 2011

Kuroshio Ramen Takara

It was a rainy Saturday and I didn't feel like going far.  But still, I wanted curry or something spicy.  A bit of searching on ramendb and tabelog came up with Takara.  Supposedly they had a seasonal curry tsukemen, which is like two great dishes in one.  I trekked over, and while sadly they were not serving the curry tsukemen, they at least had a tantan tsukemen to appease me.

黒潮ラーメン 寶
Takara is right on Dotonbori, on the west side of one of the major north-south arcades.

The Bowl
The broth was fairly thick; something I wouldn't expect from normal tantanmen, but I would from tsukemen.  It seemed like it was a normal gyokai tonkotsu soup, with an additional tantan flavor added to it.  The broth was quite nutty and spicy, but not overpoweringly so.  The noodles were medium sized, but went well with the soup, and tasted pretty good with the lemon squeezed over them, too.

Would I Go Again?
This didn't blow my mind, but it was a very solid bowl.  It will never take the tantan tsukemen crown from my beloved Goma Goma, but I would come back if I were itching for tantanmen in Minami, or to try their curry tsukemen.

Should You Go?
If you're looking for the best tantan tsukemen, go to Goma Goma in Umeda.  This is still a pretty good number two if you can't make it there.

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