Thursday, February 23, 2017


After a beer festival at Osaka Castle, I was with some friends and hungry for some drunken ramen. There are not a lot of places in that area, but a little while ago a second shop of Fukushima's tonkotsu shop Mankai opened up by Tenmabashi. We all agreed that this was an acceptable choice with our bellies full of beer, and we marched towards the shop. On my trip to the Fukushima shop I tried the standard tonkotsu, so this time I decided to go for the more exotic Tomaton tomato ramen.


The Bowl
This was a bowl of tomato ramen, but before that, it was still a bowl of tonktosu ramen. The soup was porky and garlicky, with the blended in tomato juices coming in second, but still powerful. The noodles were flat, soaking in deeply the tomato flavors, along with what tasted like clam. The chashu came as a few simple, flat pieces, and there were some olives in the broth as well, a surprisingly fitting mix-in.


Would I Go Again?
It's not on the top of my list, but I could see making a stop again.


Should You Go?
If you're going on a tonkotsu tour of Osaka, Mankai should definitely be included.



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