Buckwheat Noodles with Stewing Chicken -Hachiemon in Horokanai-
November 8th, 2015
Hachiemon (八右ヱ門) is a popular buckwheat noodles restraunt in Horokanai town located in the northwest part of Asahikawa city. There is a building near Horokanai town office. Horokanai is famous as a major production area of the highest-grade buckwheat flour. The buckwheat noodles using buckwheat flour produced in Horokanai can be eaten. They got the Bib Gourmand in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition. I visited the Hachiemon several times before, but the business was closed around 13:00 and I was not able to enter it. It is a popular after all. However, it opened a business and I visited here when I happened to pass around 13:30 on weekdays.
Horokanai buckwheat noodles are found on Amazon. It is said that it is the highest-grade buckwheat flour.
The restraunt seemed to remodel a single house and was not so large. It was small but cozy. There were 4 groups of visitors at the restraunt. I sat at a counter set and read a menu. Because it was cold on that day, I wanted to eat chicken buckwheat noodles with hot broth (かしわそば) and ordered it. The price was JPY 900. There was a vacuum bottle of buckwheat tea beside a stove and the buckwheat tea can be drunk freely. While drinking tasty buckwheat tea, I waited for approximately 15 minutes, the buckwheat noodles with hot broth and stewing chicken was served.
I had a sip of hot soup at once. The soup became richly flavored and had just right amount of salt. Tasty! The buckwheat noodles were handmade noodles and were shinsoba (新そば * new buckwheat noodles). The white high quality buckwheat noodles were beautiful and were chewy. The stewing chicken was tender and was good. Oh, by the way, in the case of the buckwheat noodles with hot broth, sobayu was served. Customers can season with the sobayu to their liking. I drunk only sobayu, but it was tasty.
Buckwheat Noodles with Hot Broth and Stewing Chicken and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (10 cars)|
|Business hours||11:30-19:00 * Until supplies run out|
|Regular closing day||Thursday, Wednesday (From December to March)|
|Home page||Home Page is here|
|Mapcode||701 348 027*74|