Today we went to Takarazuka to try a place called Ramen Kobou A (pronounced "ah" not "ay").
This place is quite particular of the type of soup, noodles, roast pork and service that they give and they say so on a big sign as you enter the restaurant. I was quite surprised that the interior of this place was nice with lots of women and families-- most ramen places you go to in Japan are kind of grungy looking and feeling; where you usually only see men eating at a counter and rather not touch anything for fear of getting dirty.
Satoshi had the se-abura (the fat from the pig's back) tonkotsu (pork simmered with pork bones and veggies) ramen with gyoza (pot stickers) set.
I had the ladies set which consisted of my choice of ramen (I chose the "A" ramen, which was a light souped ramen) with a half portion of noodles (lady sized), a pao--a nice fluffy bun with veggies and roast pork, and their special an-nin tofu, which had no almond flavor and was more like coconut pudding.
Their soup was very light and flavorful and their noodles are egg noodles and are quite thin. The roast pork had a special sauce which makes the pork very tasty and moist. And they had good, timely service.
I think we'll be back.
Ramen Kobou A
Open from 11:00-25:00 (1:00am) on weekdays
11:00-24:00 on Sundays and holidays