[Sugawara Head Office in Asahikawa] Salt Broth Ramen Has Clear Light Soup with Umami
September 7th, 2015
Ramen Sugawara (ラーメンすがわら) is a long-established ramen restraunt founded in 1974 in Asahikawa city, and is near Asahikawa City Hall. Enfoods corp. runs it, and Mr. Daisuke Sato (佐藤 大輔) is a company president. The Sugawara used to have some branch ramen restraunt, but only the head office opens a business now. Speaking of Asahikawa Ramen, Soy Sauce Broth Ramen is famous, but Salt Broth Ramen of the Sugawara has a good reputation.
The ramen restraunt on the 1st floor of Shichifuku Building (七福ビル) near Heiwa Shopping Street (平和通買物公園) is a little large, and has an atmosphere of a typical ramen shop. Counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals.
List of Highway Bus
Refer to following companies for the highway bus service between the Asahikawa and the Sapporo, the New Chitose Airport, the Kitami, the Obihiro and the Kushiro.
|Chuo Bus(中央バス)||From Sapporo to Asahikawa|
|Chuo Bus(中央バス)||From Asahikawa to Sapporo|
|Chuo Bus(中央バス)||From Asahikawa to Sapporo||
|Chuo Bus(中央バス)||From Sapporo to Asahikawa||
|Asahikawa Denki Kido(旭川電気軌道)||From New Chitose Airport to Asahikawa||
|Asahikawa Denki Kido(旭川電気軌道)||From Asahikawa to New Chitose Airport||
|Hokkaido Kitami Bus(北海道北見バス)||From Asahikawa to Kitami|
|Hokkaido Kitami Bus(北海道北見バス)||From Kitami to Asahikawa|
|Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス)||From Asahikawa to Obihiro|
|Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス)||From Obihiro to Asahikawa|
|Akan Bus(阿寒バス)||From Asahikawa to Kushiro|
|Akan Bus(阿寒バス)||From Kushiro to Asahikawa|
Asahikawa (旭川) that about 340,000 people live is the 2nd largest commercial city in Hokkaido, and has flourished as the center of the North Hokkaido area. Woodworks have been prosperous since the old days, and furniture is famous. Because water is clear, a liquor such as sake of Otokoyama (男山) and Godo Shusei (合同酒精) are famous, too. Popular tourist attractions such as Asahiyama Zoo (旭山動物園) and Biei (美瑛) are around the Asahikawa, so a lot of tourists use tourist bases in the North Hokkaido. As for a climate, the Asahikawa is located in Kamikawa Basin, the largest basin in the Hokkaido, so it is hot that temperature rises to 30 degrees C in a summer, and it is cold that temperature falls to -25 degrees C in a winter, and it snow very hard, too. So a winter festival using the snow is famous. Article is here
Ramen of Hokkaido
Ramen is a noodle soup dish topped with ingredients. It is said that Chinese noodles is the root of the ramen, and there are various theories, for example, Mr. Mistukuni Tokugawa (徳川光圀 * Mitokomon (水戸黄門)) ate the ramen in 1697 for the first time in Japan or the first ramen was that Keitaimen noodles (経帯麺) served in 1488 was written in Biryueken Diary (蔭涼軒日録). Noodle soup dishes were spread out in Japan because Nanking noodles (南京そば) was served in various China Towns, Japan. In Hakodate with a China Town, Yowaken (養和軒) served the Nanking noodles in 1884. In Sapporo, it is a root of Sapporo Ramen that a noodle soup dish was cooked by Mr. Wang Wen Zai (王 文彩), a chief chef of Takeya Shokudo (竹家食堂), in 1922. Houran (芳蘭), a branch of the Takeya Shokudo, opened a business in 1933 in Asahikawa. Asahikawa Ramen, Sapporo Ramen and Hakodate Ramen called the 3 Major Ramen in Hokkaido were born. But current ramen do not succeed to the taste of those ramen. Article is here
Salt Broth Ramen
I visited here around 19:00 on Sunday. 5 groups of customers enjoyed their meals at the ramen restraunt. I sat at a counter seat, and read a menu on a wall. The Salt Broth Ramen must be the most recommended dish because the Salt broth ramen of the menu was written "We have been cooking the Salt Broth Ramen since 40 years ago". I ordered the Salt Broth Ramen (塩ラーメン). The price was JPY 650.
About 7 minutes later, the Salt Broth Ramen was served. How beautiful clear soup is! Their soup took soup broth from pork bone, chicken, vegetables and fishery products. Speaking of the Asahikawa Ramen, double soup mixed animal soup stock with fishery product soup stock is famous, so I wonder if they follow the soup stock of the Asahikawa Ramen. It was light soup, but it had Umami, too. I guess that a light taste enthusiast wants to eat the taste. The noodles were made by Sato Making-noodle Factory (佐藤製麺工場). It is different from Sapporo Ramen, and does not seem to be used egg. The soup went well with the noodles, and it was tasty! Thanks for the tasty meal!
Salt Broth Ramen and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (3 cars)|
|Regular closing day||Monday|
|Home page||Homepage is this|
|Mapcode||79 373 297*30|
A page of Asahikawa is here