Monday, February 29, 2016


I'm not too sure when I bookmarked Aoi but it may have been after I saw Phil's post.

Aoi is a teeny ramen shop nearby (about 7 seats) and if you don't get there early, be prepared to wait.

Even then, if they run out of noodles or soup, they are done for the day.

This past Saturday, I got Satoshi out and about and we were there a little after they opened at 11:30.

Since the turnover of this place is rather high paced, a guy that was waiting for a friend to show up was bypassed and we were seated before him...

hubs' tan tan men☆  #aoi #ikeda #osaka #ramen #葵 #池田 #大阪 #ラーメン Satoshi went with their tan tan men...800 yen.

I think it was quite spicy with their housemade ra-yu (chili oil) because he was perspiring a LOT.

abura soba❤︎ #aoi #ikeda #osaka #aburasoba #葵 #池田 #大阪 #油そば I went with their abura soba...800 yen

Thicker noodles than their ramen, this came with char siu, menma (pickled bamboo shoots), a soft boiled egg, mizuna, a thick shoyu based miso sauce and what I think was fish powder and yuzu sesame powder.

Mixed all together this was so good!

You can also add some of their housemade ra-yu and/or their housemade vinegar.

Both ways were good.

I really liked their char siu, porky goodness.

Unfortunately, I had a hard time finishing this so I gave the last bites to Satoshi.

He agreed this was good.

When we left, there was a line outside of the door as well as a few people waiting inside.

We'll be back.

3-1-23 Hachizuka
Ikeda, Osaka
Phone: 072.761.0125
Monday-Saturday 11:30-14:00 (lunch), 18:00-22:30 (dinner)
*if soup or noodles run out they will close


jalna said...

Whoa, looks awesome!!!

Kalin's Mommy said...

Oh my, Satoshi's does look rather RED and HOT! :)

K and S said...

was good Jalna :)

Mich, really red, yeah?!

Take care you two.

KirkK said...

That looks really good Kat!

K and S said...

it really was Kirk :)

Take care.

K said...

Ooh yum these look great!

K and S said...

they were K!

Take care.