A Restaurant in Osaka Serving Superb Shrimp Wonton: Ramen Kobo Mensaku
Since it opened in March of 2017, Ramen Kobo Mensaku has enjoyed a good reputation as a cheap and tasty place, so I went to check it out. It is located about 1 minute on foot from Kishinosato Station on the Yotsubashi Subway Line.
The interior featured an L-shaped counter. Like the exterior, it was decorated in a basic white, built to look like a high-class restaurant. There were no steps at the entrance or the restroom, so it looks like there would be no problem for wheelchair users.
Shio soba (salty buckwheat noodles) and Shoyu soba (soy-sauce-flavored buckwheat noodles) are served in a light base made with kelp and bonito. The soup is then simmered in a rich chicken broth.
For my first order, I went with the Shio soba. I like wontons, so I ordered the handmade shrimp wontons as a topping.
Made with kelp and bonito, the soup boasted a sublime saltiness. The umami (depth) and flavor of the chicken oil lent it a refined taste.
Once I took a sip, the soup was so good that I wanted to drink it up right away! Black pepper offered a nice touch, too.
The noodles had a firm and chewy texture, but they slipped off the chopsticks, so they were a bit difficult to eat.
When eaten with seaweed, the flavor expanded, making it even more delicious!
Having absorbed a lot of soup, the wonton skin was wobbling. The shrimp inside was bouncing with juiciness, too. Eating such a tasty wonton was a moment of supreme bliss!
Made from pork belly, the flame-broiled Char sui had been cooked to the crumbling point, so when I picked it up with my chopsticks, it fell apart right away.
This meat was thick and chewy, and the broiling lent it flavor.
I hate to say it, but clean-up was rather slow, leaving a slightly negative impression. However, the quality of the ramen was quite high.
Basic information on Ramen Kobo Mensaku
- 2-3-3 Kishinosato, Nishinari-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
- Business Hours
- 11:00am-3:00pm(L.O.2:45), 5:00pm-10:00pm(L.O.9:45)
- Every Sunday