Thursday, January 28, 2021


In store for today was a trip to Tomoyoshi, up past Shin-Osaka. They make a variety of thick ramen and tsukemen, and I ordered the tsukemen laden with toppings.

今回新大阪より北にある「麺道 ともよし」に行ってきました。いろんな濃厚なラーメンとつけ麺を提供していて、特製つけ麺にしました。

The Bowl
A good gyokai tonkotsu, maybe even a little lighter than standard. The noodles were fat and springy, and the chashu was tender and soaked in shoyu.


Would I Go Again?

Should You Go?

麺道 ともよし

Monday, January 25, 2021


Just out getting drinks with a friend, but where better than a Taiwan maze soba shop? I got a drink at Mazeru and ordered the standard Taiwan Maze Soba.


The Bowl
Just what I wanted: not too strong, but with a bit of spice and glazed noodles. Good to eat when sober, and good drunk too!


Would I Go Again?

Should You Go?


Friday, January 1, 2021



tl;dr: Here's a list of great Osaka ramen

Welcome to Friends in Ramen, the mad ramblings and reviews of a ramen-obsessed New Yorker who has somehow found himself in Osaka.  I've created this blog for foreigners in Osaka who want to eat good ramen, English speakers abroad who want to eat vicariously in the great east, or anyone else who wants to stop by.

I've tried to keep my ramen shop reviews in a consistent format; there's locational information along with a photo of the outside of the shop, and tags describing the style and location.  If you're looking for something particular, give it a search, or otherwise browse with pleasure!

If you're still reading this and haven't scrolled down to the wonderful pictures of rich salty broth below, here are some good places to get started on the blog:

Best Ramen in Osaka - A list of my favorite shops in Osaka, sorted by type and location
The ramen map - a (near) exhaustive list of the ramen shops I've eaten at in Japan
The Beginning - My first post, and my entrance into Osaka
Who Writes This Thing, Anyway? - More of me talking about myself!
Ramen Glossary - A list of terms that are often used in my posts, in case ramen is new to you

Enjoy Friends in Ramen!

ラーメンの中毒があるなんとなく大阪にいちゃったニューヨーカーが書いている「Friends in Ramen」というブログにようこそ!元々外国人のためにブログを作りましたけど、日本人もラーメンが好きな外国人の意見に興味あるかなと思っていたので、日本語も書くようにしています。日本語はけっこうむずいので、ミスとかあればすみません。いろいろな店で食べたことあるので、もし「こんなスープを飲みたいな」と考えたら、タグとかで検索してください。あとは、適当に楽しんでください!


大阪のベストラーメン:大阪の一番好きなラーメン屋さん。場所と味でソートしています ラーメン地図:今までに全国の食べたことあるラーメン屋さん
The Beginning:大阪のデビュー

Friends in Ramenを楽しみましょう!