Flavors were exploding in my mouth and my taste buds were giving a standing ovation shouting, “Bravo!”
These are the general feelings when I had the first bite and first sip of the ramen I tasted at Ramen Zundouya Restaurant located in Shinsaibashi, Osaka. Since I can’t read kanji, I selected the dish with the biggest photo. Since it was the biggest picture in the menu as well as the most expensive one, I supposed that Zenbo-no Ramen is this restaurant’s specialty.
True enough, my selection was impeccably right. The Zenbo-no ramen came with freshly cut negi, some absolutely melt-in-your-mouth pork slices, slips of nori, a full soft boiled egg and a good sized serving of “curly” noodles. Generous amount of garlic cloves are provided on the table which can be freshly crushed using a unique garlic press. But what is so heavenly about this dish is the magic broth that the restaurant uses. The rich savory broth flavor simply bursts in your mouth!
The feelings induced by this perfect ramen were excellently joyful and heavenly. For a moment, I forgot my name and thought that I was having an elated out of body experience. Zembo-no Ramen in so rich and explosively delicious my taste buds thanked me!
Ramen Zundouya’s website indicates that their first aim is to “captivate the customer with each ramen dish”. This aim absolutely hit me. Never in my restaurant-dining experience was I so impressed with the dish that I personally asked to meet the restaurant’s chef. I was so captivated that I asked for his name and even topped it by asking for a photo with him. I could not resist to thank him for such an awesome masterpiece.
This unmatched ramen experience was simply outstanding!
Mapapa-jusko ka sa sarap!