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麺ライフ拓 Men Life Taku

  • Ramen (Chinese Noodles) Maze Soba
  • Minami (Shinsaibashi / Nanba) Area
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  • Price Rangelunch Average price 1,000JPY、dinner Average price 1,000JPY
  • ClosedOpen every day

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District
Minami (Shinsaibashi / Nanba) Area
Address
1-7-30 Inari, Naniwa-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka, 556-0023, Japan
Category
  • Ramen (Chinese Noodles)
  • Maze Soba
Opening Hours
11:30-14:30, 18:00-22:00
Closed
Open every day
Price Range
lunch Average price 1,000JPY、dinner Average price 1,000JPY
Tel.
+81-6-65683868
Date of post:2016/10/24

Chicken and Fish Double Combo

Right in downtown Namba is one of my favorite ramen shops, Men Life Taku. It’s the second shop of Menya Taku in Horie, and as of now there is even a third shop by Shinsekai. Unlike the flagship, which specializes in pork, Men Life Taku focuses on chicken ramen and tsukemen.

The staff of Men Life Taku are friendly, and stand out even as compared to other ramen shops since they always wear their MTK logo, parodying MTV, which stands for Menya Taku. The shop doesn’t even fit ten people, but there’s rarely a line longer than a few people, so it’s the perfect place to sneak off to with a friend or two.

Men Life Taku’s specialty is there W Ramen. The “W” stands for “double”, as in the double soup of chicken and fish that compose the base. It goes for ¥730, but I would recommend adding an egg to that for ¥100. The tsukemen follows the same double soup chicken theme and for the ¥830 price you can choose from small, medium, or large. If you’re feeling adventurous or are making a second trip, I’d recommend one of the limited time items, which range in price and variety. I’ve had the pleasure of tasting a miso basil ramen, and on another time a bowl of curry tsukemen.

The ramen comes complete with pieces of chashu and menma bamboo floating in the surface, and just above that a smattering of green onions and bonito flakes. The broth itself has the richness of thick chicken ramen, but is blended with the unusual mellowness of fish. You can mix the onions and bonito in to adjust the strength of the soup to your liking.

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