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[Ryuho in Otaru] Tasty Large Portion of Hong Kong Style Chow Mein

April 23rd, 2014

Ryuho

Ryuho (龍鳳) is a popular Chinese restaurant founded in 1977 in Inaho, Otaru city, and is near Otaru Inaho Post Office and Fishing PAPA. A large portion of Hong Kong Style Chow Mein (あんかけ焼きそば) called the comfort food of the Otaru is famous. Their menu is most of the Hong Kong Style Chow Mein at present. Mt. Tomoki Ota (太田友樹), an owner, trained his cooking skill as a chef at Hotel New Otani Sapporo (ニューオータニ札幌), and he manages the restaurant with his mother because Mr. Kunio Ota (太田洲雄), his father, has succeed to Daimaru ramen (大丸ラーメン).

Appearance of Building
Hong Kong Style Chow Mein -Ryuho in Otaru-

It is said that the Hong Kong Style Chow Mein in the Otaru was spreaded over by Mr. Koji Kondo (近藤庫司) acted as an executive chef at Otaru center hotel (小樽中央ホテル). A little less than 100 restaurants have adopted the dish on their menus. The most of restaurants in the Otaru serve the Hong Kong Style Chow Mein. It is great influence! * The Hong Kong Style Chow Mein means "Ankake Yakisoba (あんかけ焼そば)" in Japanese. Now, Otaru people form Otaru Ankake Yakisoba PR Committee (小樽あんかけ焼そばPR委員会) to familiarize the Hong Kong Style Chow Mein as the comfort food of the Otaru.
Information Map of Otaru Ankake Yakisoba

Movie of Making Hong Kong Style Chow Mein

OTARU

Otaru (小樽) that 120,000 people live is the 9th largest port city in Hokkaido, and is located in the located in the northwestern part of Sapporo city. It takes about 30 minutes from the Sapporo to the Otaru by a train. The Otaru is one of most popular tourist cities in the Hokkaido, and about 8 million people visit here. It is also well-known as a city with a lot of slopes, and there are 30 slopes with its name, so the Otaru has a lot of slope lands, and has a lot of narrow roads. It is famous as a city with a lot of sushi restaurants, too, and more than 100 sushi restaurants open their businesses. Fresh seafood caught in the Sea of Japan facing the Otaru or caought in various places of the Hokkaido can be enjoyed. As for a climate, the Otaru has calm climate, it is cold in a summer, and it snow hard. The Otaru was called an inaccessible land in the old days because all transportation facilities paralyzed by a heavy snow. Article is here

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Night View from Mt. Tenguyama
Otaru

Hong Kong Style Chow Mein

I visited here around 11:00 on weekdays. But the restaurant was almost completely full, and they had very good business. Customers seem to form a line at lunch time. The restraunt was not so large, and had a good atomosphere such as a typical old restaurant. Some table seats were at the building, so I guess that family customers also enjoy meals. I took a table seat, and ordered a soy souce flavored Hong Kong Style Chow Mein (a regular portion) immediately. The price was JPY 800. After waiting for about 10 minutes, and it was served. Anyway, the dish was big! They used 2 ball of noodles in the dish. It was a large portion of the Hong Kong Style Chow Mein.

Platter of About 40 CM in Diameter
Hong Kong Style Chow Mein -Ryuho in Otaru-

Ingredients were sliced Chinese cabbages, shrimps, sliced cloud ear mushrooms, pork, soybean sprouts. It tasted thick soy sauce, and I guess that it is suited for a thick taste lover. A platter was a little less than 40 cm in diameter, but I finished eating it without delay. It was a piping dish, and was tasty! They also serve a half-size portion, so I guess that women may also finish eating. Thanks for the meal!

Hong Kong Style Chow Mein from Top
Hong Kong Style Chow Mein -Ryuho in Otaru-
Noodles
Hong Kong Style Chow Mein -Ryuho in Otaru-

Hong Kong Style Chow Mein and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Hong Kong Style Chow Mein

Parking lot Parking is provided (7 Cars)
Business hours 11:00-20:00
Regular closing day Thursday
Telephone number +81-134-23-9918
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 164 719 893*37

A page of Otaru is here

Otaru

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