Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Shio ramen isn't my favorite style. I love kotteri ramen, and so when I choose between a light, thin shio bowl or a thick bowl of gyokai tonkotsu tsukemen, I usually go with the latter. But my brother was visiting me, so I needed to introduce him to shio ramen.

Shiogensui always shows up on lists of the best ramen shops in Osaka, but since it's kind of out of the way I've been too lazy to go there. With my brother in town and a friend who lived in the area, there was no better chance to check it out. We went in and all ordered the tennen, or natural, shio ramen.

本店 塩元帥
Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Yodogawa-ku, Kikawahigashi, 3丁目6−24

The Bowl
Wow, the bowl really lived up to its hype. The reason I don't usually love shio ramen is that it tends to be lacking flavor. Shiogensui did not at all; the broth was light, but it was delicious. The noodles were medium, soft, and soaked up the soup like sponges. The menma were pretty light as well, and the one big slice of chashu was juicy and great.

Would I Go Again?
Yeah, it's out of the way, but it might be the best shio I've ever had.

Should You Go?
Yes you should.

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