Sunday, September 11, 2011


I spent a long day traveling in Asuka, a small town in Nara, so when I got back to Osaka I was pretty hungry.  The train came back to Tennoji, so after walking around for a while, I found this baseball-themed tsukemen shop, which was relatively new and had a ramen magazine posted outside advertising for it.  I went in.

You could choose from a number of flavors and thicknesses, but I went for the ultra-thick Kyuji tsukemen, with everything in it.

つけ麺 球児
Ōsaka-fu Ōsaka-shi Chūō-ku Nanba 4丁目2−7

It's in the restaurant section of one of the malls right outside the station.

The Bowl
The soup was ridiculously thick.  It's almost hard to call it a broth; it was much more of a dip.  I love my super thick tsukemen with the fat noodles that Kyuji served, though, so it was pretty good.  They barbecued the chashu on a grill right behind the counter, and it came out nice and juicy like a good piece of American pulled pork.  My main complaint was that although it was thick and fatty, the broth didn't have a ton of flavor.

Would I Go Again?
I'm not going to rush, but I would be interested in trying the other varieties of tsukemen.

Should You Go?
If you like really thick tsukemen, then this place will be up your alley.  I don't know all that much around Tennoji, but this is a decent place in the area.

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