[Takadaya in Takikawa] Originated Pork Rice Bowl Named Chappu-Don
May 18th, 2016
Takadaya (高田屋) is a long-established restaurant founded in 1953 in Sakae-machi, Takikawa city located between Sapporo city and Asahikawa city, and is near Takikawa Station. Mr. Takahisa Takada (高田 資久) is a restaurant owner. They have a lot of dishes such as omelet rice and set meals, and have been loved by local people. The restaurant is croweded with customers at lunchtime, and has an atmosphere such as a good old restraunt. Counter seats, table seats and small separate Japanese style rooms are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals.
Speaking of the Takikawa, Canola Flower Fields is famous. Takikawa Canola Flower Festival is held in late May. Except that, Takikawa Sky Park, Roadside Station Takikawa, Maruka Highland Lookout, Science Museum for Child, Colonizers' House are relatively popular tourist attractions. Hot springs gush out in the Takikawa, and a day trip onsen can be enjoyed in Ebeotsu Onsen and Takikawa Onsen.
Canola Flower Fields
There are about 60 canola flower fields in Takikawa city. Planted area changes every year, but the total area is about 150 ha. The canola flower planted area seems to be the largest area in Japan and is in full bloom from late May to early June, during the period the canola flower field in the Ebeotsu district (江部乙地区) is opened to general public and tourists can enjoy a scenery of the canola flower field like a typical Hokkaido scenery. Because an observatory deck is built, tourists can look over the canola flower field from the top. The yellow canola flowers and the blue sky will take our breath away. There is a restroom in the site. A parking lot is not provided, and the tourists can park their cars on the shoulder of the road. Article is here
Ebeotsu Onsen (えべおつ温泉) is a hot spring place in Takikawa city located in the northeastern part of Sapporo city. Ebeotsu Onsen Ryokan (えべおつ温泉旅館) is built in front of Ebeotsu Station. Restraunts and convenience stores are relativelt near here. The distance between the Ebeotsu Onsen and the center of the Takikawa is around 10 km, and it is little far away. It is the origin of the Ebeotsu Onsen that an angler found a cold spring source in Taisho period. After that, it succeeded in drilling hot spring in 1982, and 2 types of springs can be enjoyed at the Ebeotsu Onsen. Article is here
Pork Rice Bowl
I visited here to eat a pork rice bowl named Chappu-Don (チャップ丼), one of Takikawa local specialties, around 15:00 on a weekday. As I expected, no customer enjoy a meal. I sat a table seat, and ordered the Pork Rice Bowl named Chappu-Don. The price was JPY 750. Customers can order a fried egg, an extra charge topping. That is very popular.
About 10 minutes later, the Pork Rice Bowl was served with a dish of pickled vegetables, a bowl of miso soup and a cup of green tea. The pork rice bowl use pork chop without bone, and the owner named the pork rice bowl as the Chappu-Don. Sliced pork is thinner than an ordenary pork bowl, and I guess that the taste of sauce is easy soaking into the pork. Originally, the owner devised the Chappu-Don in his high school days, his lunch was a prototype model. A dried laver is hidden secretly between rice and pork, and I think that it is a vestige.
This pork rice bowl has used specific pathogen free pork produced in Hokkaido, and salty-sweet sauce has made with secret recipe unique to this restaurant with specific instructions such as 'replenish the sauce continuously'. The sauce had a strong sweetness, but it went well with rice and pork. It was tasty!
Pork Rice Bowl and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (8 cars)|
|Regular closing day||Monday|
|Home page||Home page is not provided|
|Mapcode||179 183 449*56|