Menya Hanabusa Osaka, enjoy Chyuka Soba with their house special broth!

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Written by  takoyakikun

Recently I visited Menya Hanabusa. The restaurant often ranks amongst Osaka best Ramen Shops and is popular because it offers artificial flavour-free and additive-free broth for it’s Ramen!

Menya Hanabusa’s exterior
Menya Hanabusa’s exterior

The Menu

Their most popular dish is Chyuka Soba (¥700). Are you a big eater? Get the Omori size by adding an extra 100 yen.

Menya Hanabusa’s menu
Menya Hanabusa’s menu

To order, first buy a meal ticket at the shop’s vending machine.
The shop only has seating for 8 at it’s single counter.

shop’s vending machine.
shop’s vending machine.

Menya Hanabusa’s most popular dish, Chyuka Soba

Chyuka Soba (¥700)
Chamen* Don (small) (¥150) (¥250 dinner menu)
*Chashyu is roasted pork

Chyuka Soba (¥700)Chamen* Don (small) (¥150) (¥250 dinner menu)
Chyuka Soba (¥700)
Chamen* Don (small) (¥150) (¥250 dinner menu)

The Chyuka Soba was heaped with chopped spring onions

The Chyuka Soba was heaped with chopped spring onions, Chashyu pork, duck loin, boiled egg(halfed), and Menma (preserved bamboo shoot). The owner loves spring onions so a generous amount is always added to his Ramen dishes.

The Chyuka Soba was heaped with chopped spring onions
The Chyuka Soba was heaped with chopped spring onions

This soup was exquisite!

I could definitely smell the dried sardines in the soup! The base of their chicken stock comes from Nagoya-Kochin chickens (a famous brand of chicken in Japan). To enhance the depth of the flavour, they added dried horse mackerel, mackerel, sardines, and round herring sardines. The Umami from the chicken and seafood was bursting in my mouth! What a simple yet profound flavour!
I’m already hooked!

Soup
Soup

Their special house noodles which are hand made.

Their special house noodles are flat and straight like Italian fehttuchini pasta. In the Ramen world this type of noodle is called Hirauchi (which means flattened) straight.
The chewiness was perfect. It matched the soup so well.

Their special house noodles which are hand made.
Their special house noodles which are hand made.

Chashyu and Nitamago!

The pork was first stewed until tender, then grilled to make surface toasty.

Chashyu
Chashyu

The Nitamago was very rich and the yoke was soft and creamy. It’s a “must have” when it comes to any authentic bowl of Ramen! I enjoyed the crunchy texture of the Menma as well.

Nitamago
Nitamago

What is Chyamen don?

Chamen* Don (small) (¥150) (¥250 dinner menu)
Chamen* Don (small) (¥150) (¥250 dinner menu)

I ordered it to see what it’s all about. It was a bowl of rice heaped with Chasyhu and Menma!

What a steal of a deal for ¥150!
What a steal of a deal for ¥150!

Tasty minced Chashyu and the crunchy Menma on top of Koshi-hikari rice (a specific type of rice grain which is strictly regulated) from Niigata prefecture. What a steal of a deal for ¥150!!!!

Chamen* Don(¥250 dinner menu)
Chamen* Don(¥250 dinner menu)

The price was reasonable and I could eat here everyday!
If you like a strong seafood flavoured broth, then this is the place for you.
Don’t forget to try the reasonably priced and tasty Chashyu Don as well!

Basic information on Menya Hanabusa

Menya Hanabusa

Address
1-1-4 Honmachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Access
3 minutes walk from exit 1 of Sakaisuji Honmachi station on subway Chuo line
Tel
090-5969-8871
Business Hours
11:00-14:30, 18:00-21:00
(Saturday) 11:00-15:00
Closed
Sundays and holidays