A Sunday with decent weather means a good day for a walk. Ramen Walker had a place listed that uses Japanese beef that's cooked in shabu shabu as a topping, which sounded pretty interesting to me. It was in Noda, which I'd never been to before, so I was off.
I got there, and the place seemed pretty small, like your run of the mill corner ramen shop. I went for the beef ramen with gyoza on the side. They offer shio and shoyu, and I opted for the shio.
Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Fukushima-ku, Ōhiraki, １丁目５−３１
Ramen Kazu is just west of Noda Hanshin Station, in a narrow arcade.
The broth was thin, light, but peppery and pretty flavorful. The soft noodles in particular picked up a lot of the pepper flavor as well. The menma and onions were decent, and there was some kind of citrus topping that went pretty well too. Of course there was the beef, which was not bad, but didn't have a lot of flavor. I guess that's what you get from shabu shabu. If only I had some of that sesame dipping sauce, too.
Would I Go Again?
It was OK, but it was pretty far out of the way and the beef didn't really wow me. I won't be back.
Should You Go?
Maybe if you live close by and are curious.