- July 2nd, 2014
[Escalope] Tasty Nemuro Specialty Dish with Light Taste
Escalope (エスカロップ) is called popular name “ESCA (エスカ)”, and is a local dish with pork cutlet poured demiglace sauce on butter rice in Nemuro city. Salad is also added on a dish, so I am glad that it is considered health. A major industry of the Nemuro is marine products industry. The escalope has much quantity of a meal for fishermen, and was devised so that they eat it quickly more. There are 2 kinds of escalopes. One is “Red ESCA (赤エスカ)” with ketchup fried rice. The other is “White ESCA (白エスカ)” with the butter rice. The White ESCA is mainstream now. It seems that most of restaurants serve about the same Escalope, but demiglace sauces of each restaurants are different, so that is highlight.
Mr. Kinya Komura (古村欣也) trained his cooking skills in Tokyo and Kanagawa left for a chef of Restaurant Mont Blanc (レストラン「モンブラン」) in the Nemuro, and devised the dish localized from Escaloppini, an Italian food, for fishermen to be able to eat the meal with nutritious quickly. Mr. Katsutoshi Umeda (梅田勝利) was independent from the Restaurant Mont Blanc, and opened New Mont Blanc (ニューモンブラン). He succeeded to the taste of Mont Blanc’s Escalope. Mr. Bungo Kotaki (小滝文吾), the founder of Dorian (どりあん), trained his cooking skills at the New Mont Blanc was independent, and learned the taste of New Mont Blanc’s Escalope.
Unfortunately, the Mont Blanc has been closed down, and it is said that the New Mont Blanc and the Dorian have inherited the taste of Mont Blanc’s Escalope. Except traditional Escalope, some restaurants serve original Escalope, too, and the Escalope can be eaten at about 10 restaurants in the Nemuro, and some restaurants in Sapporo and Tokyo also serve the Escalope. I ate the Escalope at the Dorian, and it was tasty!
Meal and Cafe Dorian (食事と喫茶 どりあん) is Dorian (どりあん) is a popular coffee shop founded in 1969 in Nemuro city, and is near Nemuro Park (根室公園) and Aeon Nemuro Branch. The coffee shop is well-known for serving Escalope (エスカロップ) called the comfort food of the Nemuro. The escalope is a dish that demi-glace sauce is poured over deep-fried sliced pork cutlets on butter rice. Mr. Kinya Komura (古村欣也) trained his cooking skills in Tokyo and Kanagawa left for a chef of Restaurant Mont Blanc (レストラン「モンブラン」) in the Nemuro, and devised the dish localized from Escaloppini, an Italian food for fishermen to be able to eat the meal with nutritious quickly. Mr. Katsutoshi Umeda (梅田勝利) was independent from the Restaurant Mont Blanc, and opened New Mont Blanc (ニューモンブラン). Mr. Bungo Kotaki (小滝文吾), the founder of the Dorian, trained his cooking skills at the New Mont Blanc was independent. The Dorian has served the Escalope and Oriental Rice (オリエンタルライス) inherited the original taste. A lot of tourists as well as local people come. Article is here
Nemuro (根室) that about 26,000 people live in is the 26th largest fishery city in Hokkaido, and one of regional hub cities of the East Hokkaido area, and is the easternmost port town in Japan. The Nemuro has 4 ports, Nemuro Port (根室港), Hanasaki Port (花咲港), Ochiishi Fishing Port (落石漁港) and Habomai Fishing Port (歯舞漁港), and it is famous for catching Hanasaki Crab (花咲ガニ) and Saury, and a catch of the saury is the largest in the Japan. As for a climate, the Nemuro faces the Sea of Okhotsk and the Pcific Ocean, so a wind blows hard. Average annual temperature is 6 degrees, and it is chilly in a summer, and it does not snow hard in a winter. Various things such as Cape Nosappu (納沙布岬) is the easternmost in the Japan, so visitors know the joy of the easternmost things in the Japan. It is a good point to see the earliest sunrise in the Japan, too. In addition, It is said that the Nemuro is famous for coming the last Cherry Blossom Front, and is one of latest cherry blossoming places in the Japan. Article is here
By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.
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