Sunday, April 17, 2011


Yesterday, Satoshi had his German language class, so we headed to Umeda for lunch.

We decided to try Chabuton since we had just seen a television program on it.

The owner has won several competitions and is very particular about the shape of his bowls, noodles and soups.

I chose the zaru tsukemen...750 yen (about US$7.50) a shoyu based soup with menma (pickled bamboo shoots), bean sprouts, green onions & bits of char siu.

The noodles are served cold and are flat, most ramen noodles are round.

Because the noodle is flat, it is easy to eat when you dip it into the hot soup.

Satoshi chose the Chabuya-ryu shoyu ramen 680 yen (about US$6.80). This is the ramen version of what I chose.

His noodles were flat too.

As part of the condiments on the table, there are fried eschalots, delicious when you sprinkle some onto your ramen, nice and crisp.

And because Kansai (Western Japan) likes their carbs, Satoshi also ordered the gyoza and aburi roast char siu don set...380 yen (about US$3.80)

The gyoza here is made with ground chicken and shiso (perilla). Instead of eating it with shoyu and ra-yu (chili oil), you eat it with ponzu (citrus soy).

The aburi roast char siu don is made from pork loin and grilled. It is chopped up and put over rice with green onions.

I only tasted the gyoza from this and I liked the shiso flavor, delicious with the ponzu.

The food here is delicious and very filling...we'll be back.

Yodobashi Camera Umeda 8F
Phone: 06.6292.9734


Dennis K. said...

I say eschalot condiments should be on every table in all restaurants period. ;)

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

That sounds SO oishii, especially the fried eschalots!

Kathy YL Chan said...

Wow, between you and Satoshi you'll have English, Japanese, French, and German! That is truly awesome ^_^

jalna said...

Ohhhhh, looks so good!

Rowena said...

Chicken and shiso gyoza...ooooh...I will have to try making that!

K and S said...

I think so too Dennis :)

Thanks Abigail, it was different but delicious.

Thanks Kathy :)

Was ono Jalna :)

I think there was also a little garlic in there too Rowena :)

Take care everyone!

Japan Australia said...

Everything looks really delicious and very reasonably priced.

Japan Australia

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - Is this any relation to Chabuton here in the US? They are owned by Yasuji Morizumi.....

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Nice! Thanks for the report! I'd love to go there next time when we are in Osaka. Actually, I will be asking a lot of questions about where to eat etc next time we visit. :-) I got a great foodie source! ;-)

Deb in Hawaii said...

Ok, I just ate dinner but I want the ramen and those gyoza too--they look delicious. ;-)

K and S said...

Thanks J-A!

Yes it is the same company Kirk :)

Sure Nami, ask me :)

Thanks Deb in Hawaii :)

Take care everyone.

K said...

I'm drooling! It definitely beats my dinner tonight of freezer ramen with pork and veg.... haha.

K and S said...

At least you had ramen for dinner though K :)

Take care.