This time, we would like to introduce a ramen shop in Osaka, “Ramen Zoyo”.
Have you ever heard of winged noodles? By the way, I didn’t know it and I still don’t understand it well.
However, their persistence is reflected in the taste of their soup. This time, I would like to report on “Ramen Zogyo,” a restaurant that offers a cup of soup full of such commitment.
Outline of the restaurant
The restaurant is located in Toyonaka City, Osaka Prefecture.
This restaurant is located in Toyonaka City, Osaka Prefecture. The city is located in the northern part of Osaka Prefecture and is home to a variety of tourist attractions, including the Gofuku Shrine, which we have previously introduced in this blog, and the Cup Noodle Museum, known as the birthplace of instant ramen, a staple food and emergency ration that is loved around the world. There are also a number of universities, including Osaka University, and the town has a large student population, giving the area a young atmosphere.
The stores are located in front of Shonai Station. It is one of the stations on the Hankyu Railway Takarazuka Line that runs through Toyonaka City, and there are many shopping streets and restaurants around the station. The area around Shonai Station is an area loved by the locals, with old-fashioned shopping streets and old buildings remaining, and the stores are located in such a winding alley-like section of the city.
- Business hours: 11:30am – 2:00pm, 7:00pm – 3:00pm
- Closed: Sunday
- Parking: No parking lot
- Address: 2-20-30 Shonai-Nishimachi, Toyonaka-shi, Osaka 561-0832
There is no parking lot, but there is no shortage of coin-operated parking in the neighborhood, as it is located in front of the station. The cheap price is also attractive for being in front of the station.
Menu and Taste
Here is the menu. There are three kinds of ramen and two kinds of niboshi (dried sardines): light and thick. The owner seems to be running a small store by himself, but there are many side dishes, and the variety is very satisfying.
This is the main niboshi ramen of this restaurant, which has both light and thick flavors. For some reason, there seem to be two types in the photos in the review post, but this is what it looked like when I ate it.
The topping of lotus root is usually not seen, but what is more eye-catching is this mysterious shape of the noodle. You won’t understand the strange shape until you see it in person, and they call it “wing noodle” because it looks like the letter T. They have a great impact, and are very chewy and satisfying.
Deliciously Spicy Oil Soba Noodle
This dish is also topped with lotus root, which suddenly makes it look very healthy.
The rich broth with just the right amount of spice and the noodles are a perfect match, making this dish a must for spicy lovers.
Chashu-don is a bowl of rice topped with an elegant yellow yolk that sits in the center of the bowl.
The slices of pork are well seasoned and the egg is probably a high quality one, which goes well with the rice.
That’s all for this time.
As mentioned above, Toyonaka is a fun town with quite a lot of tourist attractions. On the other hand, there may be many people who know the names of Toyonaka and Ikeda from road signs and interchanges, but do not know what kind of towns they are, but they have history and familiarity that makes them worth a stroll. This restaurant is much tastier than the ramen stores that appear in the usual ramen magazines, so it is well worth a visit even if you are just sightseeing in Toyonaka.