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[Rei in Chitose] Tasty Soy Sauce Broth Ramen with Extra Thick Roasted Pork Fillet and Rich Thick Soup

August 22nd, 2015


Menya Rei (麺や 麗) is a popular ramen restraunt founded in 2010 in residential area, Takadai, Chitose city, and is a little far away from Chitose Station, and is relatively near Suehiro Cemetery. The Rei is well-known for getting the Bib Gourmand in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition and 2017 Special Edition. The ramen restraunt on the 1st floor of 2 story private house has always a line, and is not large. A novel logo mark catches visitors' eyes. The interior decoration is not a typical ramen restraunt, but a cafe, so I am not surprized if they serve Italian dishes such as pasta or cheese dishes. Counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals. But the ramen restraunt is always crowded with customers.

Appearance of Building
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Rei in Chitose-

Movie of Rei

Speaking of tourist attractions in the Chitose, New Chitose Airport, Lake Shikotsu, Chitose Salmon Aquarium, Chitose Outlet Mall Rera, Roadside Station Salmon Park Chitose, Indian Watermill and Hill of Palette are famous. Hot springs gush out abundantly, and the Chitose has Shikotsuko Onsen, Marukoma Onsen, Shukubai Onsen, Matsubara Onsen, Shin-chitose Onsen and Neshikoshi Onsen.

Lake Shikotsu

Lake Shikotsu (支笏湖) in Chitose city is the 2nd largest caldera lake after Lake Kussharo in Japan, and was born by large-scale eruptions 40,000 years ago. In Shikotsu-Toya National Park, the perimeter of the lake is about 40 km, and the maximum depth is 360 m, and is the 2nd deepest lake after Lake Tazawa in Akita prefecture in Japan. It is said that the Lake Shikotsu is an unfrozen lake in the northernmost of Japan, but it sometimes is frozen actually. It is famous for clear water of the lake, too, and has transparency as well as Lake Mashu and Lake Baikal. Because the lake is close to New Chitose Airport, Sapporo city and Tomakomai city, it is a popular tourist attraction that a lot of tourists visit. Around the Lake Shikotsu, there are Shikotsuko Onsen Resort (支笏湖温泉街), Marukoma Onsen (丸駒温泉), Former Poropinai Camping Ground (ポロピナイ元キャンプ場), Bifue Camping Ground (美笛キャンプ場), Okotan Camping Ground (オコタン野営場), Lake Okotanpe (オコタンペ湖), Morappu Camping Ground (モラップキャンプ場), Mt Eniwadake (恵庭岳), Mt. Fushidake (風不死岳), Mt. Tarumae (樽前山) and Mt. Monbetsudake (紋別岳). Article is here

Lake Shikotsu
Lake Shikotsu in Chitose

Shikotsuko Onsen

Shikotsuko Onsen (支笏湖温泉) is a hot-spring resort surrounded by forests and the lake in the east side of Lake Shikotsu (支笏湖) located in the western part of Chitose city. It succeeded in drilling hot springs in 1974, and is close to New Chitose Airport, Sapporo and Tomakomai, and 0.95 million people visit here annually. It features a few large buildings due to building restrictions. The hot-spring resort is not large, and there are 7 accommodations, a ferry port, Shikotsuko Visitor Center (支笏湖ビジターセンター), restaurants and souvenir shops. Sweets Shop Patissier Labo (スイーツショップ パティシエ・ラボ), Healthy Buffet Amamu (ヘルシービュッフェ アマム), Shokujidokoro Kotobuki (食事処 寿), Shikotsuko Daiichihotel Suizantei Taian (支笏湖第一寶亭留 翠山亭 苔庵) and azzurro (アズーロ) are popular in particular. Unfortunately, there is not a convenience store. Article is here

Kyukamura Shikotsuko
Shikotsuko Onsen in Chitose, Kyukamura Shikotsuko

Marukoma Onsen

Marukoma Onsen (丸駒温泉) is a hot spring place surrounded by forests and the lake at the foot of Mt. Eniwadake (恵庭岳) in the east side of Lake Shikotsu (支笏湖) located in the western part of Chitose city, and is famous for easy access to a secret onsen close to New Chitose Airport, Sapporo and Tomakomai. Except Marukoma Onsen Ryokan, Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Article is here

Lakeside of Lake Shikotsu
Marukoma Onsen

Shukubai Onsen

Shukubai Onsen (祝梅温泉) is a hot spring facility for day trip bath near Camp Higashi-Chitose (東千歳駐屯地) in Chitose city, and is well-known as onsen like ruins, but I think that the Shukubai Onsen is not as collapse as people. It is popular for local people and onsen enthusiasts, and is close to New Chitose Airport. The hot spring facility is like a private house surrounded by forests and fields, and bathers have to enter a living room, and have to go to a small public bathroom. Article is here

Public Bathroom
Chitose, Shukubai Onsen

Matubara Onsen

Matubara Onsen (松原温泉) is a hot spring place in Chitose city located in the southeastern part of Sapporo city. Only Matubara Onsen Ryokan (松原温泉旅館) is built near National Route 337. Ice Cream Shop Hanacha (手作りアイス 花茶), Ensemble (アンサンブル) and Soba Izumi (いずみ) that have a good reputation are near here. In addition, Palette Hills (パレットの丘) is near, too. Article is here


Parking Lot
Matubara Onsen Ryokan in Chitose

Ramen of Hokkaido

Ramen is a noodle soup dish topped with ingredients. It is said that Chinese noodles is the root of the ramen, and there are various theories, for example, Mr. Mistukuni Tokugawa (徳川光圀 * Mitokomon (水戸黄門)) ate the ramen in 1697 for the first time in Japan or the first ramen was that Keitaimen noodles (経帯麺) served in 1488 was written in Biryueken Diary (蔭涼軒日録). Noodle soup dishes were spread out in Japan because Nanking noodles (南京そば) was served in various China Towns, Japan. In Hakodate with a China Town, Yowaken (養和軒) served the Nanking noodles in 1884. In Sapporo, it is a root of Sapporo Ramen that a noodle soup dish was cooked by Mr. Wang Wen Zai (王 文彩), a chief chef of Takeya Shokudo (竹家食堂), in 1922. Houran (芳蘭), a branch of the Takeya Shokudo, opened a business in 1933 in Asahikawa. Asahikawa Ramen, Sapporo Ramen and Hakodate Ramen called the 3 Major Ramen in Hokkaido were born. But current ramen do not succeed to the taste of those ramen. Article is here

Ramen of Hokkaido

Soy Sauce Broth Ramen

I visited here around 14:00 on a weekday. Because I heard that customers lined up in busy time, I expected that customers wwould not already formed a line around 14:00 after lunchtime, but my expectation that was optimistic. 5 people lined up at the building. A lots of female customers came, too. I also formed a line for about 10 minutes. Then a waitress shown my counter seat, and I sat it, and read a menu, and I ordered a large portion of Soy Sauce Broth Ramen (醤油ラーメン). The price was JPY 900 in total. The price of the Soy Sauce Broth Ramen is JPY 800, and the price of the large portion is JPY 100.

Soy Sauce Broth Ramen
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Rei in Chitose-

About 15 minutes later, the ramen was served. Roasted pork fillets, bamboo shoots, a dried laver, green onions and onions were on noodles. White something like grated radish caught my eyes, but those were grated onions. A white deep ramen bowl was one of highlights, too. I ate a sip of soup immediately. The soup made from triple soup mixed fishery product soup stock with pork bone soup stock and chiken soup stock was thick and rich taste, so it was very good! I think that light taste lovers also may favorite the thick soup.

Soy Sauce Broth Ramen from Top
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Rei in Chitose-
Rich Thick Soup, Tasty!
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Rei in Chitose-

The noodles made by Sagamiya Making-noodles Factory (さがみ屋製麺) were chewy, and went well with the soup. Those were also tasty. In addition, When I caught the roasted pork fillet with chopsticks, I was surprised at its thickness of about 2 cm! That was very thick. I thought that the ramen was more fresh than ordinary soy sauce broth ramen, so that was amazing. Thanks for the tasty ramen!

Chewy Curled Thick Noodles
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Rei in Chitose-
Extra Thick Roasted Pork Fillet
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Rei in Chitose-
Bamboo Shoot
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Rei in Chitose-
Soup Goes Well with Noodles
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Rei in Chitose-
Dried Laver
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Rei in Chitose-
Soup Made from Seafood Soup Stock, Pork Bone Soup Stock and Chicken Soup Stock
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Rei in Chitose-

Soy Sauce Broth Ramen and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Soy Sauce Broth Ramen

Parking lot Free parking is provided (9 Cars)
Business hours 11:00-15:00 and 17:00-21:00 * They will close a business if the soup runs out
Regular closing day Wednesday
Telephone number +81-123-27-3757
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 230 018 112*21



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