- June 2nd, 2015
[Gentlemen in Niseko Kyowa] Tasty Spicy Miso Broth Ramen Is Addictive
Menya Gentlemen (麺屋 じぇんとるめん) facing National Route 276 is a popular ramen restraunt founded in 2007 in Kyowa town, Niseko, and is near Kunitomi Post Office. They got the Bib Gourmand in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition. Their building is black and red outstanding appearance. I guess that it is in vogue because a lot of buildings in the Niseko have this decoration. The ramen restraunt is not so small, and is new. Counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals.
Shakotan Peninsula (積丹半島) is a peninsula located in the northwestern direction of Otaru city, and has been designated as Niseko-Shakotan-Otaru Kaigan Quasi-National Park (ニセコ積丹小樽海岸国定公園) because of a precious complicated coastline with steep cliffs. The sea of the Shakotan is very beautiful, and looks clear blue, so everybody call Shakotan Blue (シャコタンブルー). A traffic used to be inconvenient in the old days, and tourists rarely visited here. People are easy to access the Shakotan Peninsula as well as Shiretoko Peninsula (知床半島) at present, but it is called an unexplored region because it would not develop very much. Read More
Niseko (ニセコ) is the general term for towns and villages around Mt. Yotei (羊蹄山) in the southwestern direction of Sapporo city, and contains Niseko town (ニセコ町), Kutchan town (倶知安町), Kyogoku town (京極町), Makkari village (真狩村), Kimobetsu town (喜茂別町), Kyowa town (共和町), Rankoshi town (蘭越町) and Iwanai town (岩内町). The Niseko means "A river in a gorge" in Ainu language, and the origin of the word is Niseko Anbetsu River (ニセコアンベツ川). In a winter, skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed, and rafting along Shiribetsu River (尻別川) can be enjoyed in a summer. It is one of the features that the Niseko has various nature such as the Mt. Yotei, Shinsen-numa Swamp (神仙沼) and Oyunuma Pond (大湯沼). In addition, tasty water from the Mt. Yotei and tasty ingredients are abundant. In a spring, cherry blossoms can be enjoyed, summer activities and nature can be enjoyed in a summer, fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn, and winter activities can be enjoyed in a winter, so tourists can enjoy the nature of Hokkaido including various onsen and tasty foods in Niseko throughout the year. 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
Spicy Miso Broth Ramen
I visited here around 12:50 on a weekday. The ramen restraunt was almost full. Fortunately, customers began to just go home. Anyway, I purchased a meal ticket of Spicy Miso Broth Ramen (辛味噌ラーメン) via a ticket vendor. The price was JPY 800. The Miso Broth Ramen was popular. I sat at a counter seat, and handed the meal ticket to a waitress.
About 10 minutes later, the Spicy Miso Broth Ramen was served. Roasted pork fillets, green onions, bamboo shoots, a boiled egg, sauteed vegetables and a dried laver were on noodles. The noodles were egg noodle made by Nishiyama Making-Noodles Factory (西山製麺). The large roasted pork fillet caught my eyes.
I had a sip of soup immediately. Spicy taste gradually dawned on me. I felt that the salt was thick, but Umami was just like coating the salt, and I did not worry about salt. It was tasty! This taste was addictive. But I could not stop sweating. Thanks for the tasty ramen!
Spicy Miso Broth Ramen and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (7 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Home page||Home page is not provided|
|Mapcode||398 828 590*21|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Kyowa. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Niseko is here
A page of Shakotan Peninsula is this
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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