Today we introduce you to Men Element, a ramen restaurant near Tenjinbashisuji Rokucho Station and JR Tenma Station! Named after these three words, “homemade noodles,” “energizing soup,” and “100% natural ingredients,” the restaurant offers ramen noodles made with homemade noodles and 100% natural ingredients with no chemical additives. (Men Genso = Noodle Elements)
1.Naka-naka (an exquisite combination of seafood soup and chicken white soup) 780 yen
2.Fish Element: Shio Ramen (salt ramen with seafood-based salt soup) 800 yen
3. Fish Element: Light soy sauce ramen (seafood-based soy sauce soup) 800 yen
4.Chicken Element: Thick Soy Sauce Ramen (Chicken Paitan in a thick soy sauce broth): 800 yen
5.Chicken Element: Shoyu Tsukemen (Chicken Paitan in a thick soy sauce broth) 870 yen
6.Chicken Element: Spicy Miso Tsukemen (Chicken Element Spicy Miso Tsukemen) 870 yen
7.Chicken Element: Shio ramen (Chicken Paitan salt soup) 800 yen
8.Half fried rice +300 yen / Normal fried rice +400 yen
9.Rice with egg +240 yen
10.Rice: Normal 150 yen / Large 200 yen
The most popular is the Naka-Naka (780 yen)!
Naka-Naka has a double broth of seafood broth and chicken white soup (paitan), with chashu pork, bamboo shoots, and seasoned egg as basic toppings. That’s pretty cheap for 780 yen!
The soup is a perfect combination of chicken and seafood flavors. The soup is made from asabiki chicken, sea bream and more than 10 kinds of seafood broth, and ginseng, which is not only tasty but also seems to have a tonic effect. The broth is not seasoned, yet it has a wonderful flavor. The charred onions floating in the broth add a rich and savory flavor.
The noodles are homemade and made of domestic wheat. Perhaps because they contain whole wheat flour, they have a wheat aroma, and the noodles themselves have a strong flavor. But they don’t destroy the flavor of the broth, and besides being a perfect match for the broth and noodles, they are just delicious!
The chashu pork is rare, but very tender because it is made from pork shoulder and cooked at a low temperature. The pork shoulder is cooked at a low temperature, so it is very tender. It still has a firm texture, and when you bite into it, the flavor comes out… and the aroma of spices spreads in your mouth.
Many ramen shops charge extra for seasoned eggs as a topping option, but here they are included from the start. Half-cooked, well seasoned, and delicious!
麺元素 （Noodle Element）
【Address】 5-2-16 Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
【Business Hour】 Tue-Sat 11:00-22:30 last order / Sun, Holiday 11:00 – 20:00 last order
*Close when soup is gone.