Wednesday, December 14, 2011


There was an event called Candle Night in Umeda.  They placed candles artistically all around Chayamachi and turned the lights down.  I headed over there after work, met some friends, and checked it out.  We needed a place to eat, so we chose the nearby shio ramen restaurant Ichimonya.

らぁめん 一悶屋
Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Kita-ku, Nakazakinishi, 2丁目1−4
Ichimonya is northeast of Higashi Umeda Station, on the north side of Miyakojima Dori.

The Bowl
The broth was a relatively standard light shio, filled with sesame seeds and with the taste of bits of fried onions that were in the bowl.  The noodles were thin, curly, and chewy, and the menma was in thin, and crunchy strips.  The menma tasted different from usual, but in a good way.  The chashu was a little burn on the edges, but pretty good.  The white of the egg was a little tough, but the yolk was much better.

Would I Go Again?
Ichimonya was fairly standard, and while this was actually my second time there, I don't have much of a reason to go again.

Should You Go?
It's not in a bad location, there's even a free hot footbath nearby.  But I'd recommend other places I've been like Iizumi first.

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