In Ho Chi Minh City, particularly in Phu My Hung, there is a quick turnover of businesses. I’ve seen it happen quite a lot when after 4 to 6 months after opening, a business will close and fold up. Such is the case of the restaurant Betty’s Family where Osaka Ramen now stand.
Osaka Ramen is a Japanese noodle house sitting next to one of my favorite Japanese restaurant, Oishii Sushi.
I think the trouble with Betty’s Family is poor branding. Tell me, what do you think they serve with such a name for a restaurant? Keep guessing coz I don’t have any idea. I passed by it numerous of times but never cared to check what they offered because of the vague name.
Osaka Ramen decided to keep it simple to stop people from guessing and just get them to eat their food.
We ordered Ramen of course! Mine was the Ramen with Egg and Garlic Chip which took me back to my high school days when I used to stop by Katipunan Road corner Aurora Boulevard to eat chicken mami by a carinderia. Ang sarap kaya!
Manuel’s was the Ramen with Egg and Seaweed:
with photographs of Ramen boy on the walls:
Recently, I’ve read of expats complaining about local restaurants not offering regular water and insisting on mineral water and the like. Well, they would be happy to know that Osaka Ramen kept our glasses full with regular water. 😛
Visit Osaka Ramen at Grandview D, Phu My Hung.