- May 15th, 2014
[Men-no-Hinauta in Sapporo] Shrimp Ramen with Beatiful Colors
Men-no-Hinauta (麺のひな詩) is a popular ramen restraunt in Chuo ward, Sapporo city, and is near Sapporo Factory. Mr. Osamu Shoji (庄司 修) established it in 2009. The ramen restraunt is famous for serving Shrimp Ramen (えびラーメン). He challenged new ramen such as Dipping Noodles or Tail Soup Ramen positively. The name of ramen restraunt turned into its name called Ebidoro (えびどろ) on weekend, and served only Ebidoro Ramen (えびどろラーメン). But the owner changed with new owner in 2015, and the concept of ramen was changed, too. Creamy Chicken Broth Ramen (鶏白湯ラーメン) is popular at present. An article before changing owner is as follows.
Sapporo Factory (サッポロファクトリー) a commercial complex in Chuo ward, Sapporo city, and has been opened a business since 1993. Here used to be the first beer factory "Hokkaido Development Commission Brewery (開拓使麦酒醸造所)" in Japan. The ruins of buildings utilized an old atomosphere were rebeared as one of the largest shopping malls in the Japan. About 7,000,000 people come. Brick Building (レンガ館) has beautiful ivied walls, so superb fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn. Article is here
Sapporo (札幌) that about 1,960,000 people live is the largest city in Hokkaido. Although there are various theories, its origin of the name is "Dry Big River (乾いた大きな川)" in Ainu language. A population of the Sapporo is the 4th largest city after Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya in japan, and the population accounts for 36 % of Hokkaido's population! So the Sapporo has been flourished as the center of the Hokkaido. The area of the Sapporo is 1,121.26 km2, and is about as big as Hong Kong, and is the 7th largest city in the Hokkaido. The Sapporo is also famous as a tourist city, and about 15 million people come. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 25 degrees in a summer, but it is easy to live without moisture. I always feel a little cool. It is cold that temperature falls to nearly -10 degrees in a winter, and amount of snowfall sometimes has more than 1 m. 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
Shrimp Miso Broth Ramen
I visited here around 11:00 on a weekday. The ramen restraunt with an atmosphere such as a Japanese restraunt bar was not so large, and only L-shaped counter seats were provided. I sat a counter seat, and asked a waitress about recommendation of the Shrimp Ramen. She replied me "Shrimp Miso Broth Ramen (えび味噌)". I ordered it. The price was JPY 750.
About 7 minutes later, the ramen was served. Roasted pork fillets, green onions, shrimps and radish sprouts were on noodles. Beautiful colors looked good, too. I had a sip of the soup. Salt and shrimp soup stock produced the rich taste soup. It was tasty! The noodles went well with the soup. Thanks for the tasty ramen!
Shrimp Ramen and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (2 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||9 523 587*84|
A page of Sapporo is here
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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