Tasty Gatatan Ramen -La Fleur in Ashibetsu-
November 7th, 2015
Gatatan (ガタタン) is a local dish of Ashibetsu and is thick and stewed Chinese soup with salt flavor including vegetables, edible wild plants and seafood. Mr. Bungonosuke Murai (村井豊後之亮) who was repatriated from former Manchurian to Ashibetsu served Gatatan at Chinese restaurant "Koraku (幸楽)" for the first time after the war. He got a hint from Manchurian home-cooked meal "Gedatang (疙瘩湯)". There is not already Koraku, and Unfortunately, the well-known Gatatan restraunt "Horaiken (宝来軒)" went out of business at the end of October, 2015. But Gatata can be eaten at approximately 10 restaurants in Ashibetsu city.
I visited Restraunt La Fleur (レストランラ・フルール) at the roadside station "Star Plaza Ashibetsu (スタープラザ芦別)". Starlight Hotel that is famous for Ashibetsu Onsen runs it. The restraunt is large and has many tables, so family customers seem to enjoy.
I entered it just after opening, but visitors entered it one after another. Everybody almost order Gatatan type foods. They visited here to eat the Gatatan, too. By the way, a kind of Gatatan is abundant, and the menu have Gatatan ramen (ガタタンラーメン), Gatatan yakisobam (ガタタン焼きそば), Gatatan fried rice (ガタタンチャーハン), Gatatan udon (ガタタンうどん) and Gatatan ramen with curry flavored can be eaten, too.
I might as well eat the Gatatan, and I wanted to eat royal road of the Gatatan and ordered the Gatatan ramen. The price is JPY 920. Approximately 10 minutes later, the Gatatan ramen was served. It resembled ramen with seafoods thick starchy sauce in appearance. The thickness of the Gatatan ramen was stronger more than ordinary ramen with seafoods thick starchy sauce. There were many ingredients, too! That looked healthy. The taste was light, but it had umami. A person who prefers rich taste can order a rich taste, too. The noodles specializing in Gatatan was made by Sugawara Noodles Factory (菅原製麺所). It resembled egg noodles. I was full.
Gatatan Ramen and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube.
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (84 Cars)|
|Business hours||From May to October 11:30-19:30. From November to April 11:30-18:00.|
|Regular closing day||Year-end and New Year holidays|
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