[175°Deno Dandanmen Head Office in Sapporo] Soupless Dandan Noodles with Tingling Truly Cause Tingling My Tongue
October 17th, 2015
175°Deno Dandanmen (175°DENO担担麺) is a popular restraunt specializing in dandan noodles beased in Sapporo city, and is run by 175 corp. (株式会社175). Mr. Mitsuhiro Deno (出野 光浩), a company president, has established it since 2013. The 175° was named after a temperature of cooking chili oil, and as its name suggests, they make 175° chili oil that they can not cook the dandan noodles without themselves. The haed ofiice is in Chuo ward, Sapporo, and some branches and franchise restaurants open a business in the Sapporo, Ebetsu, Sanjo, Fukushima, Ginza, Shinjuku, Hongo and Kanda.
My visited place is the head office near Odori Park. The restraunt on the 1st floor of a 8 story building is not so large, and has an atmosphere such as a bar. Counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy their meals. But the ramen restraunt is crowded with customers at lunchtime, so a line is expected.
Odori Park (大通公園) is in the very center of Sapporo city, and is located between Sapporo Station and Susukino. Offices and commercial facilities are built around the park, and it is just at very center of the big city. But 92 types 4,700 trees such as lilac, Japanese elm and cherry tree are planted, and fountains and flower beds are built, so the park is well-known as a place of relief for Sapporo citizens as well as tourists. The park has been chosen as one of The 100 Best Roads in Japan (日本の道100選), Japanese City Park Best 100 (日本の都市公園100選), The 100 Best Townscapes (都市景観100選) and Japan's Top 100 Historical Parks (日本の歴史公園100選), so it is one of the most famous parks in Japan. Article is here
Sapporo (札幌) that about 1,960,000 people live is the largest city in Hokkaido. Although there are various theories, its origin of the name is "Dry Big River (乾いた大きな川)" in Ainu language. A population of the Sapporo is the 4th largest city after Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya in japan, and the population accounts for 36 % of Hokkaido's population! So the Sapporo has been flourished as the center of the Hokkaido. The area of the Sapporo is 1,121.26 km2, and is about as big as Hong Kong, and is the 7th largest city in the Hokkaido. The Sapporo is also famous as a tourist city, and about 15 million people come. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 25 degrees in a summer, but it is easy to live without moisture. I always feel a little cool. It is cold that temperature falls to nearly -10 degrees in a winter, and amount of snowfall sometimes has more than 1 m. 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
Soupless Dandan Noodles
I heard that the popular restraunt had a long line, so I visited here around 13:30 on a weekday. Chairs for waiting were set along a corridor. The restraunt was almost full. It was popular after all. But 2 counter seats were vacant fortunately.
First customers should buy a meal ticket via a ticket vendor. Soupless Dandan Noodles (汁なし担々麺) and Dandan Noodles with Soup (汁あり担々麺) were written on buttons, and customers should choose one among "Not Tingling (しびれない)", "Tingling (しびれる)" and "Too Tingling (すごくしびれる)" as they like. A ticket vendor had a dangerous button of a skeleton mark, too. I do not know what it means. Anyway, I visited here for the first time, so I bought acceptable Soupless Dandan Noodles with Tingling via the ticket vendor. The price was JPY 800. The company president go to Sichuan in China to buy Sichuan Peppers caused feeling of numbness and tingling, and has their keen wits about dandan noodles.
I put the meal ticket on my counter, and about 10 minutes later, the Soupless Dandan Noodles with Tingling was served. A paper apron was also served for preventing splash of chili oil. Cashew nuts, pine nuts, grilled ground meat, shrimps and mizuna greens were on noodles. The appearance with red chili oil and green mizuna sharpened my appetite.
A waitress said "You should mix it well because the bottom of the dandan noodles is very spicy", so I mixed the noodles well. Hotness of ground meat miso sauce went well with sweetness of the cashew nut when I had a bite, and it was tasty! The chewy thick noodles were made by Sagamiya Making-Noodle Factory (さがみ屋製麺). Then I begun to surely have a tingling tongue, but it kept getting a good taste afterwards. I had a sweat, so I felt the water was sweet when I drank water. This was very tasty, and I would want to eat the Dandan Noodles with Soup next time. Thanks for the tasty noodles!
Soupless Dandan Noodles with Tingling and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube.
|Parking lot||Parking lot is not provided|
|Business hours||Weekdays 11:30-15:00 and 17:30-21:00. Saturday and National holiday 11:30-16:00.|
|Regular closing day||Sunday|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||9 492 695*77|
A page of Sapporo is here