Friday, May 10, 2013


After a good Golden Week, I was back in Osaka and hungry. There's a ton of shops near Umeda that I had not been to, especially in the series of buildings just south of Osaka Station. Although a little rundown, those buildings are known to hold a wealth of ramen shops, okonimayaki restaurants, Chinese food, and pretty much any other food you want to get your hands on. Today's visit was to a relatively new tantanmen shop, Kyotan.


極旨担担麺専門店 京担
1 Chome-1-3 Umeda

The Bowl
A classic bowl of decent if standard tantanmen. It was light, not too spicy, and sprinkled with onions. The long noodles stuck together as I ate them from the oily broth. The chashu and ground park were nothing special, but the melty egg was something I'd like to find in more bowls of ramen.


Would I Go Again?
Probably not, I have other stores in the area to try.


Should You Go?
If you love tantanmen. Otherwise, there are more standout shops in the area.


1 comment:

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