- April 25th, 2016
[Butafuku in Kushiro] Genuine Pork Rice Bowl Can Be Eaten in Kushiro
Butafuku (ぶた福) is a popular pork rice bowl restaurant in Otanoshike, Kushiro city, and is near Kushiro National College of Technology (釧路工業高等専門学校) and Otanoshike Station. Speaking of the pork rice bowl, Obihiro and Tokachi are famous, but tasty pork rice bowl can be savored even in the Kushiro. A large serving of grilled pork has a good reputation, so local people and tourists come to the Butafuku to eat it. The restaurant is not so large, but counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers may enjoy meals.
By the way, a direct bus does not run between Sapporo or New Chitose Airport and the Kushiro. But highway buses "Star Light Kushiro-go (スターライト釧路号)" and "Kuhsiro Limited Express New Star-go (釧路特急ニュースター号)" run between the Sapporo and the Kushiro, and Sunrise Asahikawa-Kushiro-go (サンライズ旭川・釧路号), an express bus, runs between the Kushiro and Asahikawa, and Sweets Liner-go (スイーツライナー号) runs between Obihiro and Tancho Kushiro Airport, and Senpoku-go (釧北号), an express bus, runs between the Kitami and the Kushiro, and Akan Airport Liner (阿寒エアポートライナー) runs between Lake Akan and the Tancho Kushiro Airport. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Kushiro Station and Kushiro Airport. An airplane flies between Kushiro Airport and Okadama Air Port, and an airplane flies between the Kushiro Airport and New Chitose Airport. As for transport facilities for the Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland sightseeing, Kushiro-shitsugen train Norokko-go (くしろ湿原ノロッコ号) and Kushiro-shitsugen bus Isshu-go (釧路湿原一周号) run.
Kushiro (釧路) that about 170,000 people live is the 5th largest fisheries city in Hokkaido, and is one of regional hub cities of the Eastern Hokkaido area. The Kushiro became incorporated with Akan town (阿寒) and Onbetsu (音別) in 2005, and has became the 3rd largest city by area in the Hokkaido. In Japan, it is the 7th latgest city by the area. The Kushiro is also well-known as a tourist city with rich nature, and has 2 very famous national parks, Kushiro-Shitsugen wetland (釧路湿原), the largest wetland in the Japan, and Lake Akan (阿寒湖) consisted by primeval forests and lava. In addition, the beautiful sunset can be seen, too, and the Kushiro is one of the three major places to see the beautiful setting sun in the world together with Manila in Philippines and Bali in Indonesia. Read More
Pork Rice Bowl of Hokkaido
Pork Rice Bowl (豚丼) is a rice bowl dish dished up grilled pork with sauce on rice. It is said that Mr. Hideshi Abe (阿部 秀司), the founder of Pancho (ぱんちょう) in Obihiro, made the Pork Rice Bowl for the first time. So it has been famous in the eastern part of Hokkaido, but the dish is well-known in the whole of Japan now. The feature is that grilled pork overflows from a lid of a bowl. About 200 restaurants sell the Pork Rice Bowl even around the Obihiro, Tokachi. Each restaurants are particular about sauce and types of pork. Standard sauce of pork rice bowl in the Obihiro is salty-sweet sauce, but some restaurants such as "Tsuruhashi (鶴橋)" serve a pork rice bowl with bitter sauce, so each restaurants compete on the original taste. As for types of the pork, a lots of restaurants use various pork such as pork loins, pork ribs, superfine pork loins and superfine pork ribs. Read More
Pork Rice Bowl
I visited here around 18:00 on a weekday. Inside of restaurant was L-shaped, and 2 groups of customers ate pork rice bowls. I sat at a counter seat, and read a menu, and ordered a pork rice bowl mixed pork loin with pork libs (ミックス豚丼). The price was JPY 880. Printed web pages were pasted on walls of the counter seat, and I was surprised at this situation. Wheat tea is available at self-service counter.
About 10 minutes later, the pork rice bowl was served with a bowl of miso soup and a dish of pickles. Pork grilled by a charcoal fire was indeed a large serving. The appearance looked tasty.
I ate a bite of it immediately. It tasted salty-sweet sauce, and the Butafuku of the pork rice bowl was Obihro-style. It was tasty! In case of normal sized rice, I did not feel that the rice was not a large portion, so I guessed that even female could eat up a pork rice bowl. After getting home, I remembered that this restraunt was famous for the pork rice bowl with curry and rice (カレー豚丼). I will try eating it next time! Thanks for the tasty meal!
Pork Rice Bowl and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Parking is provided (8 Cars)|
|Business hours||11:00-14:30 and 17:00-20:00|
|Regular closing day||Tuesday|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||149 332 248*00|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations near or in the Kushiro. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Kushiro is here
A page of Pork Rice Bowl of Hokkaido is here
Pork Rice Bowl of Hokkaido
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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