- September 13th, 2016
[Moritaya in Rikubetsu] Pork Rice Bowl with Grilled Red and Black Pork Looks Tasty
Moritaya (森田屋) is a popular restraunt founded in 1988 in Rikubetsu town located in the southwestern direction of Kitami city, and is near Rikubetsu-cho Tourism Product Promotion Center (陸別町観光物産館). Mr. Kazuo Goto (後藤 和美) is a restraunt owner. They got the Bib Gourmand in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition. Their pork rice bowl (豚丼) is famous, and rice bowls, buckwheat noodles, udon, curry and rice, set meals are served. Local poeple love this restraunt.
The restraunt on the 1st floor of a 2 story house has an atmosphere of Japanese food restraunt such as buckwheat noodle restraunt. A lot of Manga books are provided, so local people relax themselves. Counter seats, table seats and small separate dining room are provided, so I guess that even family customers and a large number of customers enjoy meals.
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 also visited here to eat a famous pork rice bowl around 15:00 on a weekday. There was no customer because of halfway lunch time. I sat at a table seat in a small separate dining room, and ordered a large portion of the pork rice bowl. The price was JPY 800.
About 10 minutes later, the pork rice bowl with a dish of yellow pickled radish and a bowl of miso soup was served. Grilled glossy red and black pork looked tasty, and the appearance sharpened my appetite. I ate a bite of it immediately. It was tasty! The thickness of the pork looked about 5 mm. The pork was over well-done, and was tender. The salty-sweet taste was good. I liked light taste, but I did not feel salty.
Rice produced in Hokkaido was used in the bowl, and sauce that had been added from the foundation was used. It was a just dish with the history of the restraunt. By the way, a large portion of the pork rice bowl is very large, so I think that a standard size of the pork bowl rice is good enough for a light eater. Thanks for the tasty meal!
Pork Rice Bowl and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Parking is provided (6 cars)|
|Regular closing day||Sunday|
|Home page||Home page is not provided|
|Mapcode||596 464 747*25|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Rikubetsu.
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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