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[Shut Down: Ichiryu in Tomakomai] Surf Clam Ramen Topped with Chewy Surf Clam

May 1st, 2016

Ichiryu

Aji-no-Ichiryu (味の一龍) is a popular ramen restraunt founded in 1984 in Shirakaba-cho, Tomakomai city, and is relatively near Itoi Station. Mr. Kenji Asano (浅野 憲治) is a ramen restraunt owner. The Ichiryu is famous for serving Jumobo Roasted Pork Fillet Ramen (ジャンボチャーシューラーメン), and is very popular with big eaters. Unfortunately, The Ichiryu has been closed down since September 2019. The following is an article before closing down.

Appearance of Building
Surf Clam Ramen -Aji-no-Ichiryu in Tomakomai-

The ramen restraunt on the 1st floor of 2 story private house is not so large, and has an atomosphere such as a typical ramen restaurant. The interior decoration uses a lot of woods, so the warmth of the woods is felt. Counter seats, table seats and a small separate Japanese style room are provided, so I guess that even family customers may enjoy meals. In addition, a lot of Manga books are provided, so local people relax themselves.

Counter Seats
Surf Clam Ramen -Aji-no-Ichiryu in Tomakomai-
Table Seat and Small Separate Japanese Style Room
Tomakomai Ramen -Aji-no-Ichiryu in Tomakomai-
Many Manga Books
Surf Clam Ramen -Aji-no-Ichiryu in Tomakomai-

TOMAKOMAI

Tomakomai (苫小牧) that 170,000 people live along Pacific Ocean is the fourth largest industrial city in Hokkaido, and is located in the central part of the Hokkaido. There are Oji Paper factory (王子製紙), petrochemical complexes and Tomato-Atsuma Thermal Power Plant, the largest thermal power plant in the Hokkaido. As for a climate, it is warmer than other places in Hokkaido in a summer or in a winter, and it features that the Tomakomai has less snow than other placess in the Hokkaido. Therefore skating as one of famous winter sports is prosperous, so ASIA LEAGUE ICE HOCKEY Team "Oji Eagles" is based in the Tomakomai. Because the Tomakomai is close to New Chitose Airport, and Tomakomai Ferry terminal is built, so the Tomakomai has traffic convenience. Article is here

Tarumae Garo Gorge
Tomakomai, Tarumae Garo Gorge

Ramen

I ate Surf Clam Ramen (ホッキラーメン) and the Jumobo Roasted Pork Fillet Ramen.

Surf Clam Ramen

I visited here around 17:00 on a weekday. A group of cusstomers enjoyed their meals. I sat a counter seat, and read a menu. The Jumobo Roasted Pork Fillet Ramen was most popular, but I had no motivation to eat a large portion of ramen, and ordered the Surf Clam Ramen using surf clam, specialty products of Tomakomai. The Tomakomai is the most caching place of the surf clam in Japan. The price was JPY 980.

Surf Clam Ramen
Surf Clam Ramen -Aji-no-Ichiryu in Tomakomai-

About 10 minutes later, the ramen was served. Surf clam, bamboo shoots, wakame seaweed and green onions were on noodles. The ramen with 8 slices of the surf clam and the wakame seaweed was salt broth, so it was just like the sea. I ate a sip of soup immediately. It was tasty! I wondered if the surf clam flavor came out, so the taste of the soup enhanced good flavor.

Surf Clam Ramen from Top
Surf Clam Ramen -Aji-no-Ichiryu in Tomakomai-
Salt Broth Soup
Surf Clam Ramen -Aji-no-Ichiryu in Tomakomai-

The noodles were curled chewy egg noodles, and went well with the soup. Speaking of chewy, the surf clam was very chewy, so I had difficulty chewing it, but it was very tasty. After I finished eating, the owner served acup of coffee for free. Thanks owner!, and thanks for the tasty ramen!

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Egg Noodles
Surf Clam Ramen -Aji-no-Ichiryu in Tomakomai-
Chewy Surf Clam
Surf Clam Ramen -Aji-no-Ichiryu in Tomakomai-
Bamboo Shoot
Surf Clam Ramen -Aji-no-Ichiryu in Tomakomai-
Wakame Seaweed
Surf Clam Ramen -Aji-no-Ichiryu in Tomakomai-
Coffee
Surf Clam Ramen -Aji-no-Ichiryu in Tomakomai-

Jumobo Roasted Pork Fillet Ramen

I visited here to eat the Jumobo Roasted Pork Fillet Ramen around 15:00 on another day. No one enjoyed a meal. I sat a counter seat, and read a menu. The Jumobo Roasted Pork Fillet Ramen has 2 types of flavor, soy sauce broth and miso broth, so I ordered Black Soy Sauce Broth Jumobo Roasted Pork Fillet Ramen. The price was JPY 1550.

Jumobo Roasted Pork Fillet Ramen
Tomakomai Ramen -Aji-no-Ichiryu in Tomakomai-

About 13 minutes later, the ramen was served. First I was suprised at sight before my eyes because noodles could not be seen. Roasted pork fillets, bamboo shoots, a Japanese marinated soft boiled egg, fried bean sprouts and green onions were on noodles. I would eat a sip of soup immediately. But 4 huge roasted pork fillets covered with the noodles, so those blocked off my Chinese soup spoon. I barely had the soup. It was light taste, and tasted a little ginger. The soup was not as salty as its looks.

Jumobo Roasted Pork Fillet Ramen from Top
Tomakomai Ramen -Aji-no-Ichiryu in Tomakomai-

Then I would eat the noodles, but the noodles could not be seen, so I would eat the large roasted pork fillet first. The thickness of the roasted pork fillet was about 3 cm, and the length was about 8cm. Anyway, it was very large. It was not as tender as its looks, so it was easy to cut. It was a little salty for me, but it was tasty. If it taked time to eat the roasted pork fillet, the noodles might go limp, so I ate the noodles fast. The noodles were curled egg noodles, and were chewy. Finally I was full, so I had only 1 roasted pork fillet. I requested the owner a packing, and brougt back the rest of the roasted pork fillet. I was stuffed!

Thickness 3 cm
Tomakomai Ramen -Aji-no-Ichiryu in Tomakomai-
Japanese Marinated Soft Boiled Egg
Tomakomai Ramen -Aji-no-Ichiryu in Tomakomai-
Egg Noodles
Tomakomai Ramen -Aji-no-Ichiryu in Tomakomai-
Bamboo Shoot
Tomakomai Ramen -Aji-no-Ichiryu in Tomakomai-
Chewy Noodles
Tomakomai Ramen -Aji-no-Ichiryu in Tomakomai-
Dark Brown Soup
Tomakomai Ramen -Aji-no-Ichiryu in Tomakomai-
I Bring Back Packed Roasted Pork Fillet
Tomakomai Ramen -Aji-no-Ichiryu in Tomakomai-

Surf Clam Ramen and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Surf Clam Ramen

Parking lot Free parking is provided (3 cars)
Business hours 11:00-21:30
Regular closing day First Monday, Second Monday, Third Monday and Year-end and New Year holidays
Telephone number +81-144-73-0751
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 113 124 587*61

A page of Tomakomai is here

Tomakomai

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