Saturday, March 3, 2012


Some nice days call for a walk.  And the only thing that determines when that walk ends is when it gets dark.  On this random Saturday I intended to go to a famous shop called Saisai in Showacho.  They close at 3PM or whenever they run out of broth - I got there at 2:50 and they had already run out.  Not being one to give up, I headed farther south.  I ended up all the way past Nagai Station when I got to the shop led to me by Ramen Walker.

Hanamichi offers tonkotsu ramen in three styles: shoyu, miso, and red spicy miso.  Now on any other day I would have easily gone with the red miso version, but Ramen Walker specifically put Hanamichi in their shoyu ramen section, so I went with that one.

Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Karita, 7丁目12−28
Hanamichi is on the east side of Abiko-suji just south of Abiko Station.

The Bowl
The broth was oily and the tonkotsu flavor came through clearly.  The soy sauce taste was there too, but second to the primary tonkotsu.  The noodles were very soft and chewy.  The bowl was lined with sesame seeds, bean sprouts, and onions.  The chashu may have been the highlight, being especially thick, and tasting strongly of that distinct pork bone smell.

Would I Go Again?
The ramen was pretty good and I'm curious about the miso version, so I might.  But at the same time, if I'm all the way down in Nagai I might hit up a new place or Ramen 3738 too.

Should You Go?
I wouldn't say don't go, but there are better places closer.

1 comment:

  1. Been there many times! Very good, very consistent. The Osaka Kamishinjo location is also nice. My ichiban suki ramen. Osusume!