[Men Eiji Hiragishi Base in Sapporo] Soy Sauce Broth Ramen with Small Dried Sardines amd Pork Bone Bone Soup Stock Is Full of Variety
October 20th, 2015
MEN-EIJI HIRAGISHI BASE
Men Eiji Hiragishi Base (麺eiji 平岸ベース) is a popular ramen restraunt run by Furukawa corp. at a residential area, Toyohira ward, Sapporo city, and is relatively near Subway Nanboku Line Hiragishi Station and Minami-hiragishi Station. Mr. Jun Furukawa (古川 淳), a company president, has established it since 2006. The Men Eiji Hiragishi Base was given the Bib Gourmand by MICHELIN Hokkaido 2017 Special Edition, and got the 1st place in Ramen Walker Grandpix Hokkaido 2016. He trained his cooking skills at some ramen restraunts such as Ramen Tetsuya (らーめんてつや), a famous ramen restraunt in the Sapporo. The Men Eiji Hiragishi Base has sister ramen restraunts, MEN-EIJI Full. near Susukino and DUCK RAMEN EIJI in Higashi ward.
The ramen restraunt on the 1st floor of a block of flats is not so large, and the interior decoration has a stylish atmosphere based on black color. Counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers may enjoy meals. But the ramen restraunt is expected to be crowded with customers.
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
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen with Small Dried Sardines and Pork Bone Soup Stock
I heard that there was always a line, so I visited here to avoid lunchtime around 13:30 on a weekday. But all seats were already full. Customers were couples, friends, solo customers, and it was impressive that a lots of women came. 3 preceding customers waited for their seats at chairs for waiting. Anyway, I purchased a meal ticket of Soy Sauce Broth Ramen with Small Dried Sardines and Pork Bone Soup Stock (魚介豚骨醤油), the most popular ramen, via a ticket vendor. The price was JPY 830. I waited at the chairs for waiting, too.
About 5 minutes later, I sat at a vacant counter seat, and handed the meal ticket to a waitress. Then about 7 minutes later, the ramen was served. Roasted pork fillets, bamboo shoots, green onions, onions and soy sauce broth jelly were on noodles.
I had a sip of soup immediately. The soup mixed pork bone soup stock with fishery product soup stock was very rich taste, and I felt it was salty first, but I did not gradually feel so. The flavor of small dried sardines was rich in particular. They did not use food additives in the soup. I did not get tired of eating the soup with citrona small citrus fruit and the soy sauce broth jelly, and the changing taste was very interesting. It was tasty!
The noodles with an atmosphere like udon noodles were homemade noodles, were chewy, and the texture was good. I was surprised at the roasted pork fillets, too. Those were like the taste of ham, and I like those. Because Taiwanese Noodles looked tasty, I want to eat it next time. Thanks for the tasty ramen!
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen with Small Dried Sardines and Pork Broth and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (2 Cars)|
|Business hours||11:00-14:45, 17:00-19:30|
|Regular closing day||Wednesday and irregular closing day per a month|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||9 404 192*22|
A page of Sapporo is here