- September 20th, 2015
[Ginsui in Kushiro] Root of Kushiro Ramen Placed in Michelin Guide Hokkaido
Ginsui (銀水) is a long-established ramen restraunt founded in 1935 in Naniwa-cho, Kushiro city, and is near Kushiro Development and Construction Department. It is said that the Ginsui is the oldest ramen restraunt in the Kushiro, so I think that it is a root of Kushiro Ramen, and it is famous for serving the traditional Kushiro ramen. The Ginsui was given the MICHELIN PLATE by MICHELIN Hokkaido 2017 Special Edition.
The ramen restraunt along a side road is hard to find. They moved from Suehiro-cho to the Naniwa-cho, so the building looks new. The ramen restraunt is not so large, and counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals.
By the way, a direct bus does not run between Sapporo or New Chitose Airport and the Kushiro. But highway buses "Star Light Kushiro-go (スターライト釧路号)" and "Kuhsiro Limited Express New Star-go (釧路特急ニュースター号)" run between the Sapporo and the Kushiro, and Sunrise Asahikawa-Kushiro-go (サンライズ旭川・釧路号), an express bus, runs between the Kushiro and Asahikawa, and Sweets Liner-go (スイーツライナー号) runs between Obihiro and Tancho Kushiro Airport, and Senpoku-go (釧北号), an express bus, runs between the Kitami and the Kushiro, and Akan Airport Liner (阿寒エアポートライナー) runs between Lake Akan and the Tancho Kushiro Airport. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Kushiro Station and Kushiro Airport. An airplane flies between Kushiro Airport and Okadama Air Port, and an airplane flies between the Kushiro Airport and New Chitose Airport. As for transport facilities for the Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland sightseeing, Kushiro-shitsugen train Norokko-go (くしろ湿原ノロッコ号) and Kushiro-shitsugen bus Isshu-go (釧路湿原一周号) run.
Kushiro (釧路) that about 170,000 people live is the 5th largest fisheries city in Hokkaido, and is one of regional hub cities of the Eastern Hokkaido area. The Kushiro became incorporated with Akan town (阿寒) and Onbetsu (音別) in 2005, and has became the 3rd largest city by area in the Hokkaido. In Japan, it is the 7th latgest city by the area. The Kushiro is also well-known as a tourist city with rich nature, and has 2 very famous national parks, Kushiro-Shitsugen wetland (釧路湿原), the largest wetland in the Japan, and Lake Akan (阿寒湖) consisted by primeval forests and lava. In addition, the beautiful sunset can be seen, too, and the Kushiro is one of the three major places to see the beautiful setting sun in the world together with Manila in Philippines and Bali in Indonesia. 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 visited here around 16:00 on a weekday. No preceding customers enjoyed meals. I sat at a table seat, and read a menu. Since I was in the ramen restraunt of the root of the Kushiro Ramen, I ordered Soy Sauce Broth Ramen (醤油ラーメン) that has been served since its founding. The price was JPY 660.
While waiting for the ramen, 1 group of local visitors entered the ramen restraunt. They sat a table seat, and ordered Soy Sauce Broth Ramen with Roasted Pork Fillets (チャーシュー麺), Chinese Noodles with Wonton in Soup (ワンタン麺) and Gyoza Dumplings (餃子), so I thought that those were also tasty.
About 7 minutes later, the Soy Sauce Broth Ramen was served. Roasted pork fillets, bamboo shoots and green onions were on noodles. I had a sip of soup. It was light taste, and was just the Kushiro Ramen. The soup stock made from dried bonito shavings and chicken bones was good. The noodles were homemade noodles with about 50 cm in length. The thinness of these noodles was a symbol of the Kushiro Ramen. The noodles went well with the soup. I enjoyed the Kushiro Ramen with a long history. 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 (4 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||Wednesday|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||149 255 201*70|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations near or in the Kushiro. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Kushiro 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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