Sunday, March 18, 2012

Menya Tenkei

It was a rainy Sunday and I needed some food.  I wandered around Namba for a while looking to see if anything struck my fancy when I remembered a tsukemen shop on Sennichimae that I had passed a few times.  Without anything else in mind, I headed over to Menya Tenkei.

麺や 天啓
Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Chūō-ku, Kōzu, 2丁目7−3
Tenkei is just east of Nipponbashi Station on the north side of Sennichimae.

The Bowl
Tenkei offered up a pretty standard gyokai tonkotsu tsukemen; the broth was rich and fairly thick.  They offered a choice of different noodles, I went for the fattest kind which soaked up the soup and actually tasted pretty good on its own, too.  There were cubes of pork already in the broth that were fatty and tender, while the chashu with the noodles was in one thick slice that was very chewy.  There was some fruit-vinegar on the side that they recommended adding in at the end.  It was pretty good and changed up the flavor of the broth; very similar to what they had at Yokanise.

Would I Go Again?
It was pretty good but there are better gyokai tonkotsu places a little farther north.  I might go again and try one of the other menu items.

Should You Go?
It's not bad and is in a pretty convenient location; it's worth a stop by.

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