[Jomon in Tomakomai] Light Taste Wakashio Ramen
February 5th, 2015
Ramen Jomon (らーめん縄文) is a popular ramen restaurant facing National Route 36 in Shinkai-cho, Tomakomai city, and is near Aeon Mall Tomakomai. Jomon corp. runs it, and Mr. Dai Takakuwa (高桑 大), a company president, has established it since 2001. Students of Komazawa University Tomakomai High School (駒大苫小牧), the only Japanese High School Baseball Tournament (甲子園) champion in Hokkaido, visit here, too. An one-storied building at a part of commercial districts is large, and the interior decoration has an atomosphere such as a stylish ramen restraunt. Counter seats, table seats and a small separate Japanese style room are provided, so I guess that even family customers may enjoy meals. But the ramen restraunt is often crowded with customers.
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
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
The Jomon is famous for rich taste ramen. But I heard from my friend that they also served light taste ramen, so I visited here around 17:00 on a weekday. A waitress shown my counter seat. There were not so a lot of customers at that time. I asked the waitress about ramen restaurant's recommendation, she replied me "Wakashio Ramen (和香潮ラーメン)". It was written as light taste ramen on a menu, I ordered it without hesitating. The price was JPY 780.
About 20 minutes later, the ramen was served. A roasted pork fillet, bamboo shoots, a boiled egg, a dried laver, green laver and green onions were on noodles. I ate a sip of soup immediately. It was tasty! Soup stock was made stock from more than 30 types of ingredients (chicken body, chicken hands and feet, pettitoes, fishery products, vegetables and fruits), and soup using it was seasoned with salt. The soup was light taste, but it had a rich flavor.
The chewy noodles were curled thick noodles made by Sagamiya Making-Noodles Factory, and went well with the soup. I want light taste lovers to eat it. Thanks for the tasty ramen!
Wakashio Ramen and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (30 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||Wednesday|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||113 257 777*26|
A page of Tomakomai is here