Sunday, November 13, 2011


It was a Sunday night with my friend in Namba, and we were looking for something to eat.  I took out the Ramen Walker and noticed a shop that I had been meaning to go to, but because of its closing time (8PM), I could never make it on a weekday.  Sunday though, was fine.  Marujoe does not have many options available, and the main one is it's Chuka soba.

中華そば ◯丈
Ōsaka-fu Ōsaka-shi Chūō-ku Nanbasennichimae6−16
Marujoe is in an alley in between Nankai Namba Station and Sakai-suji.

The Bowl
Marujoe offered a dark shoyu broth very similar to Toyama Black.  It tasted a bit like roasted soy sauce, with, as you can see if you look closely, a ton of black pepper and onions.  The noodles were medium sized and not too hard nor chewy, and the chashu was in thin slices that tasted mostly like the pepper they were covered in.

Would I Go Again?
I enjoyed the broth, but I don't think I'll get a huge craving for it and would rather just wait until I can find a closer alternative to Toyama Black.

Should You Go?
It's in a convenient location, and it might be interesting if you haven't tried this kind of soy sauce flavor before, but it's not a must-go.

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