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[Soba-no-Sato Bibairo in Memuro] Buckwheat Noodles Served with Dipping Sauce and Grated Toroto Yam Can Be Savored

July 16th, 2016

Soba-no-Sato Bibairo

Soba-no-Sato Bibairo (蕎麦の里びばいろ) is a popular buckwheat noodle restraunt in Memuro town located in the western part of Obihiro city. A solitarily restraunt is surrounded by fields, and visitors can feel Tokachi. The Soba-no-Sato Bibairo was once called "Visionary Buckwheat Noodles Restraunt (幻のそば店)" by buckwheat noodles evangelists, but it closed a business, and Mr. Katsuhiro Takeuchi (竹内 勝博), a current restraunt owner-chef, took over the restraunt, and reopened a business in 2005. They were given the Bib Gourmand by MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition and Hokkaido 2017 Special Edition.

Solitarily Restraunt Is Built in Fields
Buckwheat Noodles Served with Dipping Sauce and Grated Toroto Yam -Bibairo in Memuro-

I visited here around 13:30 on a weekday. The restraunt rebuilded a private house, and customers should take off their shoes to enter the restraunt at an entrance. A group of preceding customers savored their meals at the restraunt. All seats are table seats, so I guess that family customers enjoy themselves. But the restraunt is not so large, so I suppose that a large number of customers may not take a seat. By the way, Shin-arashiyama Sky Park Observation Tower (新嵐山スカイパーク展望台) is also in the Memuro, and is well-known as a good place to view Tokachi Plain (十勝平野).

Appearance of Building
Buckwheat Noodles Served with Dipping Sauce and Grated Toroto Yam -Bibairo in Memuro-
Look of Restraunt
Buckwheat Noodles Served with Dipping Sauce and Grated Toroto Yam -Bibairo in Memuro--

Shin-arashiyama Sky Park Observation Tower

Shin-arashiyama Sky Park Observation Tower (新嵐山スカイパーク展望台) is a lookout point in Memuro town located in the western part of Obihiro city. The observation tower is built around the mountaintop of Mt. Shin-arashiyama (新嵐山) of about 340 m elevation, and a typical scenery of Hokkaido can be seen. A park named Shin-arashiyama Sky Park is developed at the foot of the Mt. Shin-arashiyama, and a ski ground, a tennis court, a park golf course, Memuro Town Arashiyama Auto Campsite (芽室町嵐山オートキャンプ場), Kokuminshukusha Shin-arashiyama-so (国民宿舎 新嵐山荘) and Koropokru (コロポックル) are built, and the park has an atmosphere like a resort. A pavement road to the mountaintop is built, and visitors can go up the mountain by their cars. But the narrow road is one car width, so drive carefully! A public restroom and a parking lot are built near the observation tower. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. Article is here

View from Shin-arashiyama Sky Park Observation Tower
Shin-arashiyama Sky Park Observation Tower

Buckwheat Noodles of Hokkaido

Hokkaido occupies about 40% of buckwheat production of Japan, and is the largest buckwheat production in the Japan, and Nagano prefecture, Ibaraki prefecture, Fukushima prefecture and so on follow the Hokkaido. The climate is cool in a summer, and a large temperature gap is great for good buckwheat, and the buckwheat production of the Hokkaido is increasing. Horokanai (幌加内), Fukagawa (深川) and Otoineppu (音威子府) are the 3 largest production places. Especially, the Horokanai is the best buckwheat production and the largest planted area in the Japan, and is well-known as a buckwheat town, and uses buckwheat fields as tourist attractions well. In Fukushima town, Sengen Soba Buckwheat Flowers Viewing Party (千軒そばの花鑑賞会) is held in buckwheat fields, and a fantastic conbination of the buckwheat fields and Matsumae Kagura (松前神楽) can be enjoyed. Article is here

Buckwheat Noodles
Buckwheat Noodles of Hokkaido

Buckwheat Noodles

I sat at a larger table seat, and read a menu. I ordered a large serving of buckwheat noodles served with dipping sauce and grated toroto yam (つけとろろそば) that is one of pupular dishes. The price was JPY 850. Customers can usually choose thin buckwheat noodles "Inaka-soba (田舎そば * country style buckwheat noodles)" or thick buckwheat noodles "Seiro-soba (せいろそば * buckwheat noodles like high quality buckwheat noodles)", and the Inaka-soba had been already out of stock this time, so I chose the Seiro-soba. In addition, dessert looked tasty, and an ice cream with soybean flour was served for JPY 70, so I could not help ordering it. By the way, water or tea are available at self-service counter.

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Buckwheat Noodles Served with Dipping Sauce and Grated Toroto Yam
Buckwheat Noodles Served with Dipping Sauce and Grated Toroto Yam -Bibairo in Memuro-

About 10 minutes later, the buckwheat noodles were served. The buckwheat noodles made from buckwheat flour "Kita-no-Mashu (北の摩周)" were homemade noodles with chewy texture and good smell. The dipping sauce was mixed with grated toroto yam produced in Tokachi, and had just the right amount of salt, so it was tasty! In addition, the dipping sauce with soba-yu (蕎麦湯 * Hot buckwheat water), and added dipping sauce was tasty, too. I wanted to eat a lot.

Buckwheat Noodles Served with Dipping Sauce and Grated Toroto Yam from Top
Buckwheat Noodles Served with Dipping Sauce and Grated Toroto Yam -Bibairo in Memuro-
Buckwheat Noodles Are Made From Buckwheat Flour "Kita-no-Mashu"
Buckwheat Noodles Served with Dipping Sauce and Grated Toroto Yam -Bibairo in Memuro-
Dipping Sauce and Grated Toroto Yam
Buckwheat Noodles Served with Dipping Sauce and Grated Toroto Yam -Bibairo in Memuro-
Green Beans in Pods
Buckwheat Noodles Served with Dipping Sauce and Grated Toroto Yam -Bibairo in Memuro-
I Dip Buckwheat Noodles in Dipping Sauce and Grated Toroto Yam
Buckwheat Noodles Served with Dipping Sauce and Grated Toroto Yam -Bibairo in Memuro-
Chewy Buckwheat Noodles
Buckwheat Noodles Served with Dipping Sauce and Grated Toroto Yam -Bibairo in Memuro-
I Pour Soba-yu (Hot Buckwheat Water) into Dipping Sauce and Grated Toroto Yam
Buckwheat Noodles Served with Dipping Sauce and Grated Toroto Yam -Bibairo in Memuro-

Lastly the ice cream with soybean flour was served. The appearance looked like Yukimidaifuku (雪見だいふく * Ice cream wrapped in mochi), and the top of the ice cream had soybean flour, and the bottom of the ice cream had golden syrup. It was not too sweet and had refreshing taste.

Ice Cream with Soybean Flour
Buckwheat Noodles Served with Dipping Sauce and Grated Toroto Yam -Bibairo in Memuro-
Nice View from Door!
Buckwheat Noodles Served with Dipping Sauce and Grated Toroto Yam -Bibairo in Memuro-

Buckwheat Noodles Served with Dipping Sauce and Grated Toroto Yam and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Buckwheat Noodles Served with Dipping Sauce and Grated Toroto Yam

Parking lot Free parking is provided (10 Cars)
Business hours 11:30-15:00 * They close the restraunt if buckwheat noodles run out
Regular closing day Friday
Telephone number +81-155-62-7970
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 124 430 531*34

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