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Soy Sauce Ramen of Soup Is Changing Color -Hachiya Head Office in Asahikawa-

February 11th, 2015

Hachiya head office (蜂屋本店) is a long-established ramen restaurant near Asahikawa Ginza mall (旭川市銀座商店街) and was founded in 1947, and it has 2 restaurants such as the head office and the establishment branch (創業店). According to Wikipedia, originally Hachiya seemed to be derived in an ice cream shop using the honey. The bee means Hachi in Janapese language. It is not the family name of the founder. In addition, it is interesting that they are the whole family same as Kato ramen. By the way, the foundation year is same as Aoba (青葉), famous ramen restaurant, and it is known as one of a root of Asahikawa Ramen.

Appearance of Building
Hachiya in Asahikawa, Soy Sauce Ramen

I visited here around 11:30 on weekdays. The ramen restraunt had an atmosphere of a traditional ramen restraunt. Atmosphere of Showa period is good. There are many tables and family customers seem to enjoy. A parking lot was vacant, and the restaurant was vacant, too, but the parking lot became full when 11:40 past. The visitors came to the restaurant one after another, too.

Look of Ramen Restraunt
Hachiya in Asahikawa, Soy Sauce Ramen

After asking a waitress about ramen restaurant's recommendation, she replied "Soy sauce ramen (醤油ラーメン)". The customers can choose a quantity of fat between rich or normal. When I asked the waitress recommendation, she replied "It is different depending on the person". Therefore I ordered the soy sauce ramen with rich fat. The price is JPY 750.

Soy Sauce Ramen
Hachiya in Asahikawa, Soy Sauce Ramen

Approximately 10 minutes later, the soy sauce ramen was served. Ingredients were roasted pork fillet, bamboo shoots and green onions. Appearance looked traditional Asahikawa ramen, it was good old taste for a person from North Hokkaido. It was not salty than I supposed.


Hachiya in Asahikawa, Soy Sauce Ramen
Noodles Are Made by Kato Ramen
Hachiya in Asahikawa, Soy Sauce Ramen
Roasted Pork Fillet
Hachiya in Asahikawa, Soy Sauce Ramen
Bamboo Shoot
Hachiya in Asahikawa, Soy Sauce Ramen

The ramen of Hachiya was famous for burning lard, and the soup changed in color from brown to amber when I stirred the soup. Intringuing! When I drank up the soup, the letter of thank you in Japanese language appeared. Intringuing!

Milky Whitish Soup
Hachiya in Asahikawa, Soy Sauce Ramen
When I Drank Up Soup, Letter of Thank You in Japanese Language Appeared
Hachiya in Asahikawa, Soy Sauce Ramen

The soy sauce ramen of Hachiya is found on Amazon.

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

Movie of Soy Sauce Ramen

Parking lot Free parking is provided (5 Cars)
Business hours 10:30-17:30
Regular closing day Wednesday
Telephone number +81-166-23-3729
Home page Home page is not provided
Mapcode 79 345 393*37

A page of Asahikawa is here




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