Saturday, May 14, 2011

dotombori kamukura

kamukura (3) Thursday, Satoshi had the day off and we went to pick up my foreigner visa.

Afterwards, we went to check out Dotombori Kamukura.

Apparently this ramen shop has been around since the late 80's and Satoshi has eaten at the shop in Namba.

A new shop recently opened in Lucua and we stood in line for lunch.

The line moved quite quickly, and while you wait in line, they take your order.

When you get inside, you pay for your meal and then wait for a seat to open up.

kamukura (2) After being seated, it takes some time for your meal to come out because the noodles are being cooked right before you sit down.

Satoshi ordered the gyoza set...850 yen with a soft cooked egg (plus 100 yen) about US$9.50...this set also comes with a musubi with your choice of "innards", he chose konbu (kelp).

kamukura I ordered the original which is called "oishii ramen" (delicious ramen) 600 yen and added a topping of kim chee 100 yen (total of about US$7).

The broth...OM! is so rich and delicious. I think it was chicken based and kind of smoky.

The char, thinly sliced and lots of flavor...this was shoyu based and roasted.

Their kim chee is delicious too, spicy and a nice crunch.

Also, there is a lot of hakusai (chinese cabbage).

The gyoza filling seemed like it was chicken too with a little shiso inside...yum! You can choose between original sauce and garlic flavored sauce, we tried the original to dip the gyoza in.

Very very good ramen, and now I understand why the lines were insanely long.

It isn't a place to have a leisurely lunch, but for really good ramen, it is the place to try.

Dotombori Kamukura
Lucua 10F
Umeda, Osaka
Phone: 06.6415.7070


Japan Australia said...

Sounds like a great place for a quick stop for a ramen fix.

Japan Australia

Deb in Hawaii said...

OK, I am so craving ramen and gyoza right now. It looks delicious. ;-)

OkiHwn said...

That site is still stealing your posts, even this one. Saying that YOU submitted it as "anonymous". Really no class as you've said.

K and S said...

Definitely J-A!

Hope you get some Deb in Hawaii :)

I know Nate :(

Take care everyone!

Rowena... said...

I know I've read some other post in your blog about shiso in gyoza (or maybe it was something else) but man I gotta make that one day and soon. What an awesome meal.

K and S said...

I think it was at the last place we had ramen Rowena, you should definitely try, especially since you're growing your shiso, right??

Take care.

Rowena... said...

I got hundreds of "volunteers" since I let last year's crop go to seed and didn't pull out the plants til late fall. Dunno how good they'll do since they are growing neck-to-neck, but at least it's one herb I won't be without. About the dinnertime...I don't remember that discussion on the post (too much on the brain, I think). Gotta eat more fish!

K and S said...

Rowena, I just killed my cilantro, never water for a day (okay maybe two)...we gotta eat more fish too :)

You take care.

jalna said...

Looks like they've developed a pretty good system for ordering, considering your having to wait in line. The food looks ono!

K and S said...

Very efficient system Jalna :)

Take care.

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Yum! This ramen looks delicious. And just $600! There is a famous ramen shop near my house, and if I order taro (stew pork) ramen, it will cost me $13 plus tax and tip.... too expensive to eat out nowadays...

K and S said...

True, eating out does cost a lot Nami :) but I feel it helps the economy.

Take care.

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - That ramen looks delicious....

K and S said...

it is pretty awesome Kirk :)

Take care.

manju said...

OMG, these look and sound so-o good! How I miss ramen! We noticed a sign go up for a ramen house in our old neighborhood of Wheaton but it hasn't opened yet. Even though it's a 40 minute drive to get there now, we'll be going as soon as they open!!
; D

K and S said...

hope it won't disappoint Manju!

Take care.