Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Most Popular Ramen In Osaka

My Japan's trip posts have been fast forward to the last night in Osaka. I think I have dragged it too long making it smell like salted fish. I have not forgotten to post the gossip tales of marriage woes of other friends. Well, the next priority post will be the funeral of my old friend who had requested for the most elaborate Taoist Hokkien rites complete with the singing, invitation of deceased souls, "Kong Teik" Paper mansion, street funeral band and cremation. You know what? Many foreigners had google searched for funerals and came to see my earlier blog on funeral postings of my Thai uncle and my father-in-law. So this elaborate Taoist Hokkien rites should be able to share with the world of some traditional Chinese funerals.




1. It was our last night in Osaka and we had to look for our favourite 
Ramen shop inside the busy Dotonbori hub. For first timers, you are advised
to stay in hotels around Namba & Dotonbori for convenience and shopping.



2. I love all their attractive advertising icons hanging to
attract the customers! Being an advertising guy, I love
to admire and snap all the photos. 




3. It was almost Spring and many pretty flowers were sold everywhere!




 4. Aha!! We found it! The big Dragon is the most famous Ramen Shop
in Osaka and all visitors must try it. It is cheap and good.




5. This is the pre-pay machine outside the shop for diners to place their
orders. The only have 2 staff at the counter and that saves labour costs!
The plain water and assorted vegetables like Kim Chi is free for you
to scoop at the counter. That was the big bonus for us to scoop so much
until it became a Korean Kim Chi Ramen! LOL




 6. The group eating in the middle consisted of a grey haired
CEO of a big company who visited Osaka. He walked in with his
bodyguards and entourage who seemed to introduce the Osaka's
ramen to him.



 7. We ate and ate happily again since the last meal was in 2014.
As usual, I forgot to snap the photo of my bowl of delicious ramen.
Tsk! Tsk!




8. We went for a quick walk after the meal and joined the big crowds of
China's comrades who were busy taking photos at the most photographed
spot in Osaka and maybe Japan... 
The reflections on the canal of the Ebisu Bridge is nice!




 9. One for our Love Album. 2 lovers under the famous
Ebisu Bridge in Osaka.




 10. Twilight Man posing with the most famous Osaka's illuminated "Glico Man" 
billboard ad in the world. He will keep running till the finishing line.




 11. I like to drink Asahi Beer. It is very dry and different from other beers.





 12. Do you know that checking out of new hotels in Japan
is super fast now. Just slot your room's key-card into the machine
and Sayonara Japan! I will be back again in 2017 - Sapporo!


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51 comments:

  1. You and your wifey are so romantic! I love those colorful advertisements, in particular the huge gyozas in pic no. 2. Aiya...I was hoping to see the ramen hah..hah..

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    1. Hey you must visit Japan this year! You will attack all the restaurants in no time! Yummy food awaits you.

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  2. I loves the picture of the gyozas as i like to eat gyoza, keke...

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    1. You like Gyozas.
      Gyozas like you too.
      Eat them & enjoy!

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  3. So syioklah Anay and Letchumi enjoying their vacation. :)

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    1. My holidays are simple ones compared to Mak Glam!!

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  4. Not just the romantic side of you is shown through the photos, but also the funny side of you what with that introduction. Visiting and reading all your posts about Japan makes me want to go this summer, again!

    Will just follow through your suggestions and it is going to be hassle free. :)

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    1. If you are obedient to hear my suggestions, then please avoid summer! It is their peak with highest prices for hotels and air fares beside the scorching sun. Unless you enjoy baking yourself in Summer. I always pick Winter when it is coldest and prices at lowest with crowds at least numbers! So cold that no one could make you angry for any shortcomings. Nicer to dip in onsens during Winter.

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  5. reminds me of my trip in 2014. Wish to go there again.

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    1. You should stop going to Thailand as you had overdosed and toxicated yourself with so much Tom Yum Koong!! I will ask the Thai govt to ban you. 55555

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  6. Your photo 9 is the best of all the photos here. So loving!

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    1. I should have posted the hugging photos under the bridge! Shy....

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  7. Actually I was expecting to see how the bowl of ramen looks like but you forgot to take photo. Aiyak! Nevermind lah! I know you and your beloved wife enjoyed the ramen. Hehehe.

    I also plan to go Sapporo again. I prefer cities with less crowd, unlike Tokyo. Too many people already

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    1. I always forget to take food photos. I admit and accept that I am lousy food blooger. However I love to eat!!

      You have lured me to visit Busan & Sapporo with all your good sharing.

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  8. I ate at this place too when I visited Dotonbori! The ramen was damn good but I had slight difficulty with the seating. Leg went numb before I finished my bowl of ramen. Haha

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    1. You must be a tall man to get legs numbed. I suffered the same fate too. They should have places cushions. When will you visit Japan again??

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    2. 175cm. Not that tall also. Haha. Won't be visiting Japan again so soon. I have a UK and Australia trip planned out for this year. Not sure about next year though but maybe South Korea. Hopefully will have chance to visit Japan for work! Haha.

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  9. Being an advertising person in the past, I had liaised with Japan counterparts before, I remembered the Japanese pronounced "fax" as "fuck" and this is what they replied to me when I asked "can I fax it over to you right now?" - Ok, you can "fuck" me now, laugh die me...

    Oh no, am I out of the topic? Just some sharing of jokes

    By the way, you two looked so loving in the photo, especially TM, he smiled so sweet like he is the most blessed man in the world

    Genting hotel also have fast check out machines like the ones you mentioned here, very convenient and efficient indeed

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    1. When I first went to US, my classmates also laughed at me for all my British slangs. I had to stop using the word "can't" and say cannot instead. So malu! LOL

      I think the advertisements in Japan are very vibrant and attractive with many innovative ideas! Everyone would stop and stare at them.

      I wonder whether many hotels in Singapore are having this fast & easy check out machines besides Genting Hotel? I still came across hotels here and overseas which would still send their staff to check the room when you have surrendered your keys. They would not simply return or cancel our deposits paid until green light from Housekeeping Dept.

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  10. Forgot to say, the flowers are so lovely and pretty, I always like to look at flowers

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    1. I also love flowers and admire them. Most men won't do that! LOL

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  11. What?! No picture of the ramen?!!!

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  12. The Glico man is so famous...

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    1. Yeah! He is the most watched and most famous 'man' in the world.

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  13. I also want to try the ramen if I go Japan!

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    1. Yes! Their ramen is superb and delicious.

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  14. I am now playing a ramen game in my hp, very nice, very yummy too.. And kam ngam, today I see a ramen post.. Eh, your title is about popular ramen, but your post no ramen pictures..Wah, can take free kimchi free flow, I think I will kiasu scoop a lot too, haha..Eh, I recommend you to watch "Yuka Kinoshita" in Youtube.. I've been following her videos for a few months already, she can eat 100 eggs, 48 pieces of KFC chicken, many many many packets of ramen/soba/noodles.. You'll go crazy watching her eat..

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    1. OMG! OMG! I have just watched that crazy Yuka Kinoshita! How on earth she could eat so much without getting fat?? I also want that kind of stomach. She is another version of that crazy Korean woman who goes screaming like being raped and smearing eggs, chocolates and tomato ketchups on her body. They both really can make all my bad moods gone!! Wakakakaka

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  15. I enjoyed Ichiran Ramen, at the riverfront

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    1. I must seek that shop on my future trips!

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  16. Yours is salted fish then my super backlog which some are more than a year ago is....? =.="
    Looking forward to your photo of the delicious ramen, mana tau >_<

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    1. Oh No! Your salted fish is really fermented!! Muahahaha
      I must learn from you in snapping food photos. Slap my head.

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  17. WTF man?! Ramen post with no ramen pics. And second time you forgot... zzzzz...

    I heard Tokyo ramen and Osaka ramen taste different with constant disputes on which is better, just like KL and Penang food always at war...

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    1. Yes the ramen all over Japan tastes world apart in different regions. I heard from foreigners in HKG and South Korea that Hakata's Ramen is the best. We went to try it and met TVB actor Ekin Cheng eating there too. Must be good lah!

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  18. Both of you love traveling to Japan, heard Sapparo is nice too, my friend ajak me to go this year, supposedly to go in April, but I kena leg last year so didn't book tickets... maybe we go next year, see same timing with you or not.. hahahaa...

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    1. I cannot afford to travel so far like you to USA and Europe. So Japan is just ideal for our budget with guaranteed fun and happiness!

      See you in Sapporo's ski slopes!

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    2. hahahaha... skiing is out for me.. dont want to risk fracturing my leg!! Maybe jalan jalan cari makan is more like it.. less risk!

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  19. Japanese are efficient probably because they are discipline..prepaid machine could be vandalised or gone disappeared here in no time..haaaaa

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    1. Yes they are world's most polite and disciplined people. Their culture is so unique and not easy for us to follow. Our ATM machines are very hot and popular too!

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  20. I recalled having some famous Ramen in Hokkaido with King Crab Legs & it was super salty. The eatery you went to seemed interesting...... ^_^

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  21. How i miss Japan! But i'm going Korea this year... in fact, 3 weeks from now. I hope it's as fun as Japan. On a side note, why makes your life dry-er by drinking something dry? :P

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  22. Wow.... Got to see the Ebisu Bridge.

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  23. Hi! It's a nice last night in Osaka. Your wife ate Ramen as same as you. Congratulations! I am a lefty just same your wife. I hope you will have nice days in Sapporo next year.

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  24. Hi! It's a nice last night in Osaka. Your wife ate Ramen as same as you. Congratulations! I am a lefty just same your wife. I hope you will have nice days in Sapporo next year.

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  25. I have been to Osaka once, and I must say I love this city!! It's more modern and I really admire those big advertising icons!

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  26. 3. Indeed those flowers are very pretty, but I bet they only grow in cold country, right?

    12. I think Gentting Highland has like the similar one, but that wasn't so advanced and always doesn't work properly.

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  27. OMG...why you so like dat geh? I have been scrolling up and down searching for the ramen photo la.

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  28. Food....errr...am more to eyeing the wonderful flowers there,,hahaha ..ya am abnormal

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    1. Hmm only hv photo of people eating...opss again like last time we ate with sk n lina

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