[Noburin in Engaru] Burnt Soy Sauce Broth Ramen Filled with Abundant Ingredients
April 24th, 2015
Noburin (のぶりん) is a popular restraunt founded in 2005 in Yasukuni, Ikutahara, Engaru town located in the northeastern part of Kitami city, and is near Yasukuni Station (安国駅). Mr. Nobuyuki Sato (佐藤 信行) is a restraunt owner. His nickname is the Noburin, so the restraunt is named after it. Local people often use the Noburin, and it is loved by them.
The restraunt with a warm atmosphere is not so large, and counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals. But the restraunt is crowded with customers at lunchtime, so a line may be expected.
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
Burnt Soy Sauce Broth Ramen
I visited here around 11:20 on a weekday, and was the first customer. I sat at a counter seat, and asked a waitress about restraunt's recommendation. She replied me "Burnt Soy Sauce Broth Ramen (こがし醤油ラーメン) was popular". I ordered it. The price was JPY 720.
About 10 minutes later, the Burnt Soy Sauce Broth Ramen was served. A roasted pork fillet, bamboo shoots, fried bean sprouts, a boiled egg, green onions, a dried Laver and a kamaboko with spiral whirlpool-like pattern were on noodles. The ramen had very abundant ingredients, and was reasonable price!
I had a sip of soup immediately. The soup was not more strong soy sauce taste than its looks, and it had Umami, and was a light taste. It was tasty! The noodles made by Nishiyama making-noodles factory were egg noodles often used in Sapporo Ramen, and went well with the soup.
While I ate the ramen, customers came one after another. Most of them were locals. It became about full around 11:45. The restraunt was popular after all. Most of them ordered the Burnt Soy Sauce Broth Ramen or Kurochan Ramen (クロちゃんラーメン). I was curious about the Kurochan Ramen, too. In addition, it was very interesting that letters means "Thank you" in Japanese was written on the bottom of a bowl when I ate the soup up. Thanks for the tasty ramen!
Burnt Soy Sauce Broth Ramen and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (8 Cars)|
|Business hours||11:00-14:00 and 17:00-20:00|
|Regular closing day||Monday, Year-end and New Year holidays|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||840 859 868*28|