[Hareruya in Sapporo] Japanese Cuisine-based Ramen Looks Like Vermicellifine Noodles
August 10th, 2015
Menya Hareruya (麺や ハレル家) is a popular ramen restraunt founded in 2011 in Higashi ward, Sapporo city, and is near Sapporo Station and Sapporo central Post Office (札幌中央郵便局). A solo black building surrounded by parking lots is a mark. The Hareruya is a sister restraunt with Hareruya and Washoku Bal Hareruya (和食バル はれるや) near Odori Park. The ramen restraunt with a relaxed atmosphere is not large, and the interior decoration made of woods is felt warm. L-shaped counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals. But I suppose that a large number of customers can hardly enjoy meals.
JR Tower Observation Deck T38
JR Tower (JRタワー) is a commercial complex in Chuo ward, Sapporo city. Sapporo Station (札幌駅) is united with shopping facilities and office facilities, and it is one of the largest shopping centres in Hokkaido. APIA, PASEO, ESTA, Sapporo Stellar Place, Daimaru (大丸), Pharmarise Medical Mall (ファーマライズ医療モール札幌), JR Tower Office Plaza Sapporo, JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo and JR Tower Observation Deck T38 (JRタワー展望室 タワー・スリーエイト) are at the buildings. The JR Tower has opened a business since 2003, and becomes a new tourist attraction in the Sapporo. After tourists get off a train at the Sapporo Station, it is convenient for when they go those in a moment. Especially, the JR Tower Observation Deck T38 at the top floor of the tallest building in Hokkaido with 173 m in height is very popular because visitors can overlook the downtown of the Sapporo from here built at 160 m above sea level, and about 250,000 tourist visit. In addition, the night views from here has a good reputation, and it is also popular as a date destination. 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
Salt Broth Ramen with Hinai Native Chicken Soup
I visited here around 13:00 on Sunday. 2 family customers savored their meals. I sat at a counter seat, and read a menu. I was interested in Salt Broth Ramen with Hinai Native Chicken Soup (比内地鶏そばの塩味) on the menu, so I ordered it. The price was JPY 850. The water was lemon-oil water. Customers could drink it theirselves.
About 10 minutes later, the ramen was served. A large roasted pork fillet, long bamboo shoots, a soft-boiled egg marinated in soy and mirin, a dried laver, a wheat gluten and green onions were on noodles. The roasted pork fillet with about 10 cm in diameter and bamboo shoots with about 30 cm in length caught my eyes. An owner is a Japanese cuisine chef, and his ramen is based in the Japanese cuisine-based ramen.
I ate a sip of soup immediately. The soup made from the hinai native chicken, dried small sardines and bonito was light taste, but had Umami, so it was tasty! Straight thin noodles made by Sagamiya Noodle-making Factory (さがみ屋製麺) went well with the soup. The ramen looked vermicellifine noodles, but the taste was good ramen. That was like Japanese cuisine-style ramen.
I also ordered a dish of noodles refill last. The extra price was JPY 100. In Hokkaido, the noodles refill is unordinary. Thanks for the tasty ramen!
Salt Broth Ramen with Hinai Native Chicken Soup and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube.
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (10 Cars)|
|Business hours||Weekdays 11:00-15:30 and 17:00-20:00
Saturdays, Sundays and National holidays 11:00-20:00
|Regular closing day||New Year's holiday|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||9 553 103*40|
A page of Sapporo is here