- November 21st, 2015
[Kiichiro in Niikappu] Mild and Tasty Miso Broth Ramen
Ramen Kiichiro (らーめん喜一郎) is a popular ramen restraunt along National Route 235 in Niikappu town located in the southeastern part of Tomakomai city, and is relatively near Roadside Station Thoroughbred Road Niikappu (道の駅 サラブレッドロード新冠). Matsumoto Kiichiro Shoten (松本喜一郎商店) runs it, and Mr. Kenichi Matsumoto (松本 健一), a company president, has established the ramen restraunt since 2012. They also run a meat shop named "Kiichiro Meat (喜一郎MEAT)", so I guess that they use fresh pork bone and meat to serve tasty ramen. The ramen restraunt is also famous for forming a line. The Niikappu with a lot of ranches is well-known as a production area of racing horses, so tourists as well as local people also stop by.
The building is not so large, but the interior decoration has a stylish atmosphere. That does not look a ramen restraunt, and I thought that it looks like a cafe, so No wonder they serve pasta or Western food. Lego block castles are displayed on a cupboard, and comic books are provided, too, so customers can relax themselves. Counter seats, table seats and a small separate Japanese style room are provided, so I suppose that even family customers may enjoy meals. But the ramen restraunt is crowded with customers at lunchtime.
By the way, an express bus "Limited Express Hidaka Yushun-go (特急ひだか優駿号)", a highway bus, runs between New Chitose Airport and the Urakawa, and an express bus "Kosoku Pegasus-go (高速ペガサス号)", a highway bus, runs between Sapporo and the Urakawa, and those buses stop at the Niikappu.
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
Miso Broth Ramen
I visited here just at opening hour. Since the day was a weekday, no customers enjoyed meals. I was the first customer on that day. I sat a table seat, and read a menu. The most popular ramen was Miso Broth Ramen (みそラーメン), so I ordered it. The price was JPY 640.
About 10 minutes later, the ramen was served. A roasted pork fillet, bamboo shoots, cloud ear mushrooms, fried bean sprouts, a dried laver and green oinons were on noodles. The large roasted pork fillet, the bamboo shoots and soup were a type of light brown color, so the green onions of green color stood out as accent color.
Milky white soup mixed pork bone soup stock with white miso was beautiful. It was light taste, and was mild. I was glad that the soup was not too salty. It was tasty!
The noodles made by Kobayashi Noodles Factory (小林製麺) were curled egg noodles, and went well with the soup. Those were tasty, too. It was the ramen that I would recommend a light taste lover. Thanks for the tasty ramen!
Miso Broth Ramen and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (10 Cars)|
|Business hours||10:00-15:00, 18:00-19:30 * Saturday 10:00-15:00|
|Regular closing day||Sunday|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||551 068 498*06|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Nikappu. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
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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