[Amewa-Yasashiku in Sapporo] Non Ordinary Tasty Miso Broth Ramen
October 24th, 2015
Amewa-yasashiku (雨は、やさしく) is a popular ramen restraunt based in Shiroishi ward, Sapporo city. The Amewa-yasashiku means "Tender Rain" in English. Mr. Takuya Higashimoto (東元 卓哉), a company president, established it in 2012, and AME corp. runs it. The Amewa-yasashiku is famous for serving ramen using white chicken liver paste. The head office is in the Sapporo, and brach ramen restraunts open a business in Higashi ward, Sapporo city.
My visited place is the head office. Unique logo and font of the ramen restraunt are impressive. The ramen restraunt is not so large, and looks new, and has an atmosphere like an obanzai restraunt (Kyoto-style home cooking restraunt), but cheerful music played. Counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals. But the ramen restraunt is crowded with customers in busy time.
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
Miso Broth Ramen
I visited here around 13:00 on a weekday. The ramen restraunt was already full. 1 groups of preceding visitor queued at seats for waiting. Customers were family customers, couples, office workers, one customers, and 2 solo female customers came. I suppose that even woman is easy to enter the ramen restraunt, too. While waiting at the seats for waiting, a waitress asked me about my order. I read a menu, and ordered Miso Broth Ramen (味噌ラーメン) that was sold well. The price was JPY 780.
About 10 minutes later, the waitress shown my counter seat. Then about 5 minutes passed, and the Miso Broth Ramen was served. This was not the appearance of ordinary Miso Broth Ramen. I could not keep my eyes off ingredients. Boiled and seasoned burdock roots, deep frying burdock roots and a large roasted pork fillet were on noodles. The chicken liver paste and kombu paste were topped up on the large roasted pork fillet. They recommended to eat the ramen while gradually dissolving the pastes in the soup.
The soup was made from dried small sardines, kombu and shiitake mushrooms, and I wonder the soup was not just like miso taste. It was light taste, and had Umami. The texture of the burdock root and the kombu were very good, too. It was tasty! The noodles made by Kanezin Foods (カネジン食品) went well with the soup. Thanks for the tasty ramen! I went out the ramen restraunt around 13:30. But 8 visitors queued at the seats for waiting. After all Amewa-yasashiku is very popular.
Miso Broth Ramen and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube.
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (7 Cars)|
|Business hours||11:00-15:00 and 18:00-20:20|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Home page||Home page is this|
|Mapcode||9 558 056*63|
A page of Sapporo is here