[Tamasaburo in Nayoro] Tasty Sticky Rice Hamburg Steak Using Ingredients Produced in Nayoro
October 13th, 2014
Tamasaburo (たまさぶろう) is a restaurant surrounded by fields in Nayoro city located between Asahikawa city and Wakkanai city, and is near Nayoro North Interchange (名寄北インターチェンジ). Mr. Atsushi Shishimi (志々見 敦), a restaurant owner, has established the restaurant since 2007. I heard from Ms. Gishi that his dishes were tasty, so I wanted to visit here. The building that was renovated a solitary ordinary house had an atmosphere such as a building of Okushiba Shoten (奥芝商店), a famous soup curry restraunt. By the way, its name of the restaurant was named after the name of a budgerigar bred by him. Therefore an illustration of the budgerigar was drawn on a wall of the building. I made sense.
The restaurant looks like a private house of Showa periodo in Hokkaido, and all seats are table seats. Various railroad goods are displayed here and there. The restaurant is not so large, but I guess that even family customers enjoy meals. The owner is a railroad fan, and also has an exhibition room with railroad models, and a visit is possible outside business hours.
Nayoro (名寄) that about 30,000 people live is the 24th largest commercial city in Hokkaido, and is located between Wakkanai city and Asahikawa city, and is one of regional hub cities of the North Hokkaido area. The Nayoro means "A country near rivers" in Ainu language, and the downtown is between Nayoro River (名寄川) and Teshio River (天塩川). Furen that became incorporated with the Nayoro in 2006 is well-known for glutinous rice, and the planted area is the largest in Japan. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 30 degrees in a summer, and it is cold that temperature falls to nearly -30 degrees in a winter because Nayoro is located in a basin. Natural environment of abou 60-degrees temperature difference is one of features of the Nayoro. So natural phenomena such as SunPillar and Diamond Dust can be enjoyed. The Nayoro is just beside Bifuka town recorded the coldest temperature, -41.5 degrees, in Japan, and is one of the coldest region in the Hokkaido. Article is here
Hamburger Steak Thickened with Sticky Rice
Dishes looked tasty when I read a menu. Because I was in the Nayoro, I ordered hamburger steak thickened with sticky rice (ハンバーグ定食) combo. * The sticky rice is a special product in the Nayoro. The price was JPY 900. I ordered Yukitomchiawase (雪とまちあわせ), too, because this was appetizing sweets. The price was JPY 350.
About 15 minutes later, the hamburger steak combo was served. This was mixed Japanese dishes such as a simmered radish and a fried fish with Western dish such as a hamburger steak and soup. The dishes used a lot of vegetables produced in the Nayoro, so I was glad. The appearance looked beautiful, too.
As for the hamburger steak, meat juice flowed out when I bite it, and demiglace sauce with tomato flavor was tasty. Other dishes were light taste. These seemed to make the rich taste of the hamburger steak neutralize. I was interested in the soup. I felt that the soup was like miso soup. What does use soup broth? I do not know the details.
The owner was brought up in Kansai. His parents come from the Nayoro, and his grandfather was a teacher at Nayoro High School. Because I come from the Nayoro High School, I became glad when I heard the talking. He said "A generation of his father is grandfather's pupil". I asked my father and mother came from the Nayoro High School, too, but they unfortunately did not know him. However, the generations know his name, and visit the restaurant. I think that it is a good story beyond time.
Hamburger Steak Combo and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Parking is provided (3 Cars)|
|Business hours||11：30～14：00, 17：00～20：30 * A reservation is required at dinnertime.|
|Regular closing day||Tuesday, Second Wednesday|
|Home page||The Home page is here|
|Mapcode||272 712 328*27|
A page of Nayoro is here