Ramen Mugyu Vol. 2

Tucked away in a small alley is a simple, no-frills ramen restaurant. The automated kiosk has four language options – English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. The staff was friendly.

The restaurant uses chicken broth as its soup base. There are three soup choices – shoyu, plain chicken broth, and a thick white broth. We ordered the thick white broth ramen, plain chicken soup ramen, and gyoza. Both noodles were delicious and packed with umami. The thinly sliced chashu (pork slices) were lean and flavorful, one of the best I’ve had. The gyozas had a crispy crust with a juicy meat filling.

A very satisfying meal. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Ramen Mugyu Vol. 2 Karasuma Takoyakushi


Telephone: 075-221-2588

Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 23:30 p.m., closed on Sundays

Address: 298-13 Ichirenshacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8146, Japan


Authentic South Indian food in Osaka

On my recent trip to Osaka, I stumbled upon a South Indian restaurant – Cocobanana. The restaurant has a set menu as well as an ala carte. I love that the food is served on banana leaves, which is a traditional South Indian method of serving rice dishes. The prices are reasonable, and the portions substantial. The cooks are Indian, and one Japanese waitress is friendly and speaks some English.

I had a plain Lassi (200 yen), Dosa with rice set with chicken curry and coconut fish curry (1300 yen), and paratha (300 yen). The lassi was sweet and refreshing. The curries were mild but delicious, and the paratha was soft and flaky, not too oily.

Overall, I enjoyed the meal and curbed my 3-and-a-half-year craving!



Website: https://kdnr800.gorp.jp/

Opening hours: Lunch: 11:00 – 15:00, Dinner: 17:00 – 23:00(L.O.22:30)

Telephone: 050-5488-7042

Address: 2-7-4, Edobori, Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, 550-0002