Monday, March 26, 2012

Happy Congee

I was writing my post for Benitoraken and I got really hungry for some good tantanmen.  The next day at work I did some tabelog searched and found a Chinese restaurant with a supposedly good bowl of tantanmen on their menu.  On my way home, I stopped in.  There were a lot of delicious-looking things on the menu like pork buns and dumplings, but I was there for the tantanmen.

Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Chūō-ku, Bingomachi, 4丁目2−5

The Bowl
Similar to a bowl I had recently at Mensho, this dish smelled strongly of ra-yu.  It was a fairly standard bowl of tantanmen; the broth was thin,oily, and tasted a lot like ra-yu, too.  The noodles were thin and chewy.  There was a lot of ground pork mixed with peppers that had a bit of a barbecue taste to them.  There was some bonus tiny shrimp too, whose flavor came out a lot more than I expected since they were so small.

Would I Go Again?
I'm curious to try their other food, but their tantanmen was just decent, so I wouldn't come back just for it.

Should You Go?
There are better places to get tantanmen, so there's no need to go to Happy Congee.

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