• April 23rd, 2014
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[Ryuho in Otaru] Tasty Large Portion of Hong Kong Style Chow Mein

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

A highway bus "Otaru-go (おたる号)" runs between the Otaru and the Sapporo. Unfortunately, the express bus does not run between New Chitose Airport and the Otaru. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Otaru Station.

List of Means of Transportation

Highway buses run between the Otaru and the Sapporo. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Hakodate. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

(Chuo Bus)中央バス From Sapporo to Otaru
Jalan
Rakuten
(Chuo Bus)中央バス From Otaru to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten
Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their office is near the Otaru Canal.
Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Otaru Station.
Jalan
Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is near the Otaru Station.
Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー) Their office is near the Otaru Station.

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. Read More

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.

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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-
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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

List of Activities

Various activities are held in the Otaru. Refer to following websites for the activities. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Otaru Canal Cruise

Movie of Otaru Canal Cruise


Otaru Canal Cruise(小樽運河クルーズ)
Jalan

Blue Cave Cruising

Movie of Blue Cave Cruising


Hokuo Sangyo(北欧産業)
ASOVIEW
Salt Valley 408(ソルトバレー408)
Jalan
KANEHIDE MARINE(カネヒデマリーン)
Prorow Marine(プロロマリン)

Rickshaw

Movie of Rickshaw


Jinrikisha-no-Ebisuya(人力車のえびす屋)

Experiences of Making

Taishou Glass Palace(大正硝子館)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Otaru Glass Ayaya(小樽硝子の灯・彩や)
Otaru Orgel Doh Yukobo(小樽オルゴール堂 遊工房)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Otaru Candle Studio(小樽キャンドル工房)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Shoya(硝屋)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Joie Joie Glass Collection(ジョワ・ジョワ グラスコレクション)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Otaru Handmade Glass Studio(小樽手作り硝子工房)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Otaru il PONTE(小樽 il PONTE)

Sightseeing Taxi

Otaru Hana Sightseeing Taxi(小樽観光個人はなタクシー)
Otaru Ikuta Sightseeing Taxi(小樽観光個人生田タクシー)
Takahashi Taxi(高橋タクシー)
ASOVIEW
Mayama Taxi(真山タクシー)

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Otaru. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Ginrinso(銀鱗荘)
Jalan
Former Okagawa Pharmacy((旧)岡川薬局)
Booking
Uomatsu Ryokan(魚松旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Hotel Sonia Otaru(ホテルソニア小樽)
Unga-no-Yado Otaru Furukawa(運河の宿 小樽 ふる川)
Hotel Nord Otaru(ホテルノルド小樽)
Dormy Inn Premium Otaru(ドーミーインPREMIUM小樽)
Authent Hotel Otaru(オーセントホテル小樽)
Hotel Inaho(ホテル稲穂)
Booking
Tabino Sanpoyado Otaru Ekimae Guest House Ito(小樽駅前ゲストハウスIto)
THE GREEN OTARU(ザ グリーン オタル)
Oyado Sakurai(御宿 櫻井)
Booking
Etchuya Ryokan(越中屋旅館)
Booking
The Otarunai Backpacker's Hostel Morinoki(おたるないバックパッカーズホステル杜の樹)
DORMITORY L(ドミトリー L)
HP
Jalan
Otarukitaunga Kamomeya(おたる北運河かもめや)
Booking
Life House IPPO(Life House IPPO)
Booking
Rakuten
Otaru Nupuri Hostel (Female Only)(小樽ヌプリホステル)
Jalan
Rakuten
Otaru Guest House(小樽ゲストハウス)
Booking
Otaru Villa Mount Tengu(小樽ヴィラマウンテング)
Otaru Tenguyama Honkan(小樽天狗山 本館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Otaru Tenguyama Sanrokukan(小樽天狗山 山麓館)
emina backpackers(えみな バックパッカーズ)
Hotel Neu Schloss Otaru(ホテルノイシュロス小樽)
Tabi-no-Ie Sha Tomaya(旅人の家 舎 とまや)
Booking
Rakuten
Otaru Nature Village(おたる自然の村)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Hotel Musashitei(ホテル武蔵亭)
Korakuen(宏楽園)
Booking
Otaru Asari Classe Hotel(小樽朝里 クラッセホテル)
Otaru Ryotei Kuramure(小樽旅亭 蔵群)
Winkel Village(ウィンケルビレッジ)
Pine House(パインハウス)
Booking
Jalan
Pension Shadow Classe(ペンション・シャドウクラッセ)
Booking
Pension Puti Hotel Roman(ペンション プチホテルろーまん) Only Tel:+81-134-52-2118
Ryobo Hanaemi(旅房はなえみ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Otaru Boyo Schanze Automobile Campsite(小樽望洋シャンツェオートキャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Asarigawa Onsen Automobile Campsite(朝里川温泉オートキャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Otaru is here

Otaru

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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