Cold Buckwheat Noodles with Warm Duck Soup -Ichimura in Kutchan-
May 13th, 2015
Hand-made Buckwheat Noodles Ichimura (手打蕎麦いちむら) is a famous buckwheat noodles restraunt in Kutchan town located in the northwest part of Sapporo city and was founded in 2002. The restraunt is famous for getting the Bib Gourmand in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition. There is a building near Niseko Grand Hirafu.
Red and black building is stylish. Because the building is built on a valley, a view is good. 3 groups of visitors lined up when I visited here around 13:00 on weekdays. I wrote my name on a paper at a reception desk and waited. Approximately 5 minutes later, I was seated at an outdoor seat. The view was very good. Because it was fine, I was lucky. There were some tables at the restraunt and family customers seem to enjoy. But lines have to be expected.
I sat at the seat and asked a waitress about recommendation. She replied "cold buckwheat noodles with warm duck soup (鴨せいろそば)". The price was JPY 1350. I ordered it. The buckwheat noodles could be chosen from Juwari soba (十割そば) or Nihachi soba (ニ八そば), I chose the Juwari soba. An extra charge was JPY 150. This buckwheat flour was made from buckwheat produced in Rankoshi town with using a stone mill, and they handmade the buckwheat noodles with the buckwheat flour and niseko mineral spring. It was further hoped that it would be tasty.
Approximately 10 minutes later, the cold buckwheat noodles with the warm duck soup was served. The buckwheat noodles were chewy and I enjoyed a fragrance of the buckwheat noodles. When I dipped the buckwheat noodles into the warm duck soup that fat of duck produced in Takikawa oozed to eat, it was tasty! The fat of the duck clung to the buckwheat noodles. The ingredients were duck, duck dumplings and Japanese onions. I ate those quickly. It was too tasty!
Cold Buckwheat Noodles with Warm Duck Soup and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (17 cars)|
|Regular closing day||Tuesday|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||398 417 309*12|
A page of Niseko is here