- February 17th, 2015
[Asahikawa Daikichi Ramen in Asahikawa] Soy Sauce Broth Ramen Loved by Local People
Asahikawa Daikichi Ramen
Asahikawa Daikichi Ramen (旭川大吉ラーメン) is a popular ramen restaurant founded in 1983 in Hokumon-cho, Asahikawa city, and is near Asahikawa Hokumon Post Office (旭川北門郵便局). Mr. Eiji Yoshida (吉田 英治) is a ramen restaurant owner, and he also assumes a chairman of Asahikawa Ramen-no-Kai (旭川ラーメンの会). The Asahikawa Daikichi Ramen is well-known for serving various types of ramen such as Yogurt Ramen (ヨーグルトラーメン), Salt Malted Rice Broth Ramen (塩麹ラーメン), Pumpkin Ramen (かぼちゃラーメン), Lemon Ramen (レモンラーメン), and contributes to the Asahikawa Ramen's development. They give customers JPY 100 off from 11:00 to 11:30, and are crowded with local people at lunchtime.
I heard from Mrs. Gishi that local people love the ramen restaurant, and I visited here around 17:00 on a weekday. The ramen restraunt with an atmosphere such as a typical of ramen restraunt is not large. Counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals.
Asahikawa (旭川) that about 340,000 people live is the 2nd largest commercial city in Hokkaido, and has flourished as the center of the North Hokkaido area. Woodworks have been prosperous since the old days, and furniture is famous. Because water is clear, a liquor such as sake of Otokoyama (男山) and Godo Shusei (合同酒精) are famous, too. Popular tourist attractions such as Asahiyama Zoo (旭山動物園) and Biei (美瑛) are around the Asahikawa, so a lot of tourists use tourist bases in the North Hokkaido. As for a climate, the Asahikawa is located in Kamikawa Basin, the largest basin in the Hokkaido, so it is hot that temperature rises to 30 degrees C in a summer, and it is cold that temperature falls to -25 degrees C in a winter, and it snow very hard, too. So a winter festival using the snow is famous. Read More
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. Read More
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen
I sat a counter seat, and asked a waitress about ramen restaurant's recommendation, so she replied me "Soy Sauce Broth Ramen (正油ラーメン)". She said "The Salt Malted Rice Broth Ramen as well as the Soy Sauce Ramen is also a ramen restaurant's recommendation". I wanted to eat the Asahikawa style of orthodox soy sauce ramen, so I order the Soy Sauce Broth Ramen. The price was JPY 680.
About 10 minutes later, the Soy Sauce Broth Ramen was served. A roasted pork fillet, bamboo shoots and green onions were on noodles. Brown soup reminded me of typical Asahikawa ramen. But the salt of the soup was not thicker than its look. The soup was not added salt at all. They stewed pork bones, chicken body, onions and kombu for 10 hours, and the soup were cooked. Surely it was not unexpectedly salty taste. The taste of the lard was good old ramen of North Hokkaido. It is the Asahikawa ramen loved by local people. The noodles made by Fujiawara Making-Noodles Factory (藤原製麺) went well with the soup. Thanks for the tasty ramen!
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (20 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||Monday|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||79 431 671*77|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Asahikawa. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Asahikawa is here
A page of Ramen of Hokkaido is here
Ramen 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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