Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tachiki Ramen

After a long walk home where I attempted to go to several shops all of which were closed, I decided it was finally time to try the oft-neglected local ramen shop close to where I live.  I've passed Tachiki Ramen all the time, but never felt like going in.  It's a small place that's never packed, and has a huge menu with tons of different types of ramen.  The sign outside advertises their banmen, a kind of ramen I'd never heard of which the owner told me is soup-less, like abura soba.  But I saw curry ramen on the menu and couldn't help myself.

Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Naniwa-ku, Motomachi, 2丁目8−11
Tachiki Ramen is on the west side of Midosuji north of Daikokucho Station.

The Bowl
The problem with small places that offer up every single kind of ramen is that it means they specialize in none of them.  The curry ramen was some watered down curry broth mixed with the stock noodles.  The broth was piping hot, and extremely salty.  The noodles were pretty thin and stuck together.  The egg was also really salty, and the meat, which I wasn't sure if it was beef or pork, was mediocre.

Would I Go Again?
The curry ramen was not surprisingly underwhelming, but on the other hand it was really cheap.  I'm genuinely curious about the banmen, so if I do go back, I'll be getting that.

Should You Go?
No, this is just a random local shop; there are probably similar better places near wherever you live.

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