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Introducing Osaka's Popular Curry Udon Shop, Te-Uchi Udon Kagawa

Writer : takoyakikun

In Kitashinchi, Osaka's high-class pleasure quarter, there is an udon noodle shop that's only open at night. It's named Kagawa. The owner comes from Kagawa Prefecture, famous for Sanuki udon.
After winning the 2016 Japanese Curry Awards, this restaurant has come to represent Osaka in terms of curry udon. It's so popular that lines form in front of the place, even in the middle of the night.

This paper lantern is its shop sign.
This paper lantern is its shop sign.

When crowded, a long line snakes out to the street.

The entrance
The entrance
The menu
The menu

In addition to udon noodles, the menu offers dishes such as simmered oden hot pot and onigiri rice balls. The humble ambience of the interior relaxes me, and in keeping with the local character, most of the diners are young. It's also possible to order takeout here.

Recommended Oden Dishes

With so many tasty-looking oden dishes lined up along the counter, customers order them one after the other!

(Daikon radish, potato, egg, beef tendon)
(Daikon radish, potato, egg, beef tendon)

While the beef tendon oden is ¥300, all the other dishes are ¥220 each.
Well-soaked in dashi broth, this oden is elegantly delicious.

Beef tendon
Beef tendon

This is one of my favorite types of oden.
Well-simmered, it's tender and so good!

To digress, I like eating beef tendon with mustard and doro-sauce.
This thick sauce is a salty condiment made from the sediment of Worcester Sauce.
Those brimming with curiosity about this sauce should definitely try it!

Curry Udon, The Most Popular Dish!

Curry udon ¥1,100 (including tax)
Curry udon ¥1,100 (including tax)
With lots of toppings!
With lots of toppings!

The toppings were simple but good: Kujo-negi scallions, Abura-age fried tofu, and beef. I was really happy that it had a lot of beef!

The spicy soup
The spicy soup

With just the right saltiness, the spicy soup worked well with the dashi base to make this curry taste so good!
This rich, thick curry stayed hot until the last bite, warming up my body as well.

The firm and flexible Sanuki udon noodles were so smooth and tasty to slurp!
Be careful not to get any curry on your clothes. It may be best to avoid wearing white.

白飯(小碗)200日圓
White rice (small) ¥200

Just as I thought, I ended up wanting rice to go with my curry udon.

I put some soup on the rice.
I put some soup on the rice.

Anyway, after drinking up all the soup, I was full!

When you order rice, pickles come with it as a set!
When you order rice, pickles come with it as a set!

These pickles were so delicious that I felt like I got a good deal on this meal!
When I visited Kitashinchi at night, eating this curry udon was enough to satisfy me!

Basic imformation on Te-Uchi Udon Kagawa

OPEN
Address
Sonezaki Shinchi Bldg. 1F, Sonezaki Shinchi 1-5-25, Kita-ku, Osaka[MAP]
Access
2 minutes on foot from Kitashinchi Station on the JR Tozai Line
Tel
06-6345-0228
Business Hours
From 5:00 pm to 4:00 am the next morning
Closed
Every Sunday