- May 23rd, 2015
[Orchardgrass in Teshikaga] Tender and Succulent Hamburg Steak Can Be Savored at Kawayu Onsen Station
Orchardgrass (オーチャードグラス) is a restaurant at Kawayu-Onsen Station in Teshikaga town located in the northern part of Kushiro city. Mr. Hideki Takeyama (武山 秀樹), a restaurant owner, has established the restaurant since 1987 after the Kawayu-Onsen Station truned into an unmanned station. The orchardgrass means a kind of a grass. The station is a wooden building built in 1930, and has an atmosphere such as the Showa period. A footbath is at the station, too.
The restraunt is not so large, and has an atomosphere such as an old station in the Showa era. Customer can savor meals at a former room for honored guests, so they may feel as if they transported through time. Counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals.
Kawayu Onsen (川湯温泉) is a famous hot-spring place in Teshikaga town located in the northern part of Kushiro city. There are Mt. Iou (硫黄山), Lake Kussharo (屈斜路湖) and Lake Mashu (摩周湖) around the Kawayu Onsen, and it is a base for sightseeing, and about 0.7 million tourists come every year. Ph of the hot springs is about 1.8, and the Kawayu Onsen is popular for great strong acidic hot springs in Japan together with Tamagawa Onsen in Akita prefecture, Kusatsu Onsen in Gunma prefecture, Zao Onsen in Yamagata prefecture and Sukayu Onsen in Aomori prefecture. They are proud of high quality hot springs, and chant "100% narutal free flowing hot springs" as a whole, and all the hot spring facilities use the 100% narutal free flowing hot springs. Article is here
I visited here around 10:00, just opening hour, on a weekday. I was the first visitor. The restaurant is crowded with visitors at lunchtime. I came to the former room for honored guests, and sat a table seat, and read a menu. Beef Stew (ビーフシチュー) was most popular, and Hamburg Steak was 2nd popular, and Rice with Hashed Meat (ハヤシライス) was 3rd popular. A soft serve ice cream seemed to be popular, too. Because the Hamburger Steak looked tasty, I ordered it. The price was JPY 1050. A plate of rice was served with the dish, too.
About 15 minutes later, the Hamburger Steak was served. A soft-boiled egg was on the hamburger steak, and its appearance looked very tasty. I ate one bite at once. It was tender and succulent, and was so good! Rich demiglace sauce had good seasoning. It was also tasty even if I ate the rice with the soft-boiled yolk and demiglace sauce. I think that the Beef Stew, the Rice with Hashed Meat and the soft serve ice cream must be very good since the hamburger steak is very good.
Hamburg Steak and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Parking is provided (10 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||Tuesday|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||731 715 643*75|
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