Mongolian Barbecue in Hokkaido
July 24th, 2014
Speaking of local dishes in Hokkaido, Jingisukan (ジンギスカン * Mongolian barbecue), grilling sheep meats and vegetables, is famous. It has 2 flows roughly. As for one, the sheep meat is seasoned, the other is that the sheep meat is not seasoned. As for the former, Takikawa (滝川) is a birth place, and the latter is an origin Tsukisamu (月寒), Sapporo. In Hakodate and Kushiro, not seasoned sheep meat is often eaten, In Sorachi District and the northern part of hokkaido, seasoned sheep meat is often eaten. I eat both, but both are tasty, too.
The sheep meat has 2 kinds, mutton (adult mutton) and lamb (child mutton) are used. In addtion, not only the sheep meat but also pork and venison come to be used for Jingisukan recently.
The sheep meat Jingisukan is found on Amazon. This is ordinary meat for Jingisukan.
The venison Jingisukan is found on Amazon. It is unexpectedly tender and is tasty!
The pork Jingisukan is found on Amazon. Because Hokkaido people is familiar with the pork, it is natural that the pork is used for Jingisukan.
At first, people heat a pan for Jingisukan and cover the pan with bean sprouts. Then people put other vegetables and the sheep meat on the bean sprouts and wait to be burnt. The ingredients are various by home. But I think that many ordinary families put bean sprouts, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, ainu leeks, asparagus, corn, tofu, pumpkin, udon or ramen on the pan.
An exclusive pan for Jingisukan (ジンギスカン鍋) is used. A center part rises and has many ditches on a surface. Along this ditch, juice of vegetables and the sheep meat is pooled and let taste sink into vegetables. If you put on udon or ramen into this pool and eat, it might be tasty.
The pan for Jingisukan is found on Amazon.
There are many well-known Jingisukan restraunts in Hokkaido, I intorduce the restraunts that I have eaten.
This is how to cook my domestic Jingisukan. It is called "Stewed Jingisukan" and is a well-known dish in Nayoro. I think that there is various way to eat by Hokkaido people.