- October 6th, 2015
[Takahashi in Sapporo] Soy Sauce Broth Ramen with Fishery Product Soup Stock Is Served by Popular Dipping Noodle Ramen Restraunt
Menya Takahashi (麺屋高橋) is a popular ramen restraunt around National Route 36 in Tsukisamu, Toyohira ward, Sapporo city, and is relatively near Sapporo Dome (札幌ドーム) and Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill (羊ヶ丘展望台). Mr. Akihiro Takahashi (髙橋 明宏), a ramen restraunt owner, has established it since 2008. The Takahashi is well-known for one of the best dipping noodle ramen restraunt in the Sapporo. Mr. Takahashi trained his cooking skills at Ramen Tetsuya (らーめんてつや), a famous ramen restraunt in the Sapporo. The ramen restraunt on the 1st floor of 2-story building is not so large. Counter seats and table seats are provided, but I guess that family customers and a large number of cusotmers can hardly enjoyed their meals in busy time.
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill (羊ヶ丘展望台) is a lookout on a small hill in Toyohira ward, Sapporo city, and has opened a business since 1959. The distance is away from the downtown of the Sapporo. As its name suggests (羊 means sheep in English), sheep are released in the pasture lands. Here is famous for a statue of Dr. Clark (クラーク博士の立像) that is familiar words "Boys be ambitious!" and looking over Sapporo Dome, and is surrounded by pasture lands, so visitors can feel comfortable. Admission fee is JPY 520. A parking lot is free of charge. 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
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen with Fishery Product Soup Stock
I visited here to eat ordinary ramen around 13:30 on a weekday. I heard that there was always a line. Luckily, a line was not formed. But there was almost full at the ramen restraunt. After all, they were popular. The Takahashi uses a meal ticket system, and first customers should buy a meal ticket via a ticket vendor. I bought a meal ticket of Soy Sauce Broth Ramen with Fishery Product Soup Stock (おさかな正油) with a high reputation via the ticket vendor. The price was JPY 780. Most of other customers ate dipping noodles (Tsukemen * つけ麺の辛いの) with spicy soup. After all, they were one of the best dipping noodle ramen restraunt in the Sapporo. I sat a vacant counter seat, and waited for the ramen. The counter seat is in front of a kitchen, so cooking ramen can be seen.
About 13 minutes later, the ramen was served. A roasted pork fillet, a bamboo shoot, green onions and a kamaboko with a spiral whirlpool-like pattern were on noodles. I ate a sip of soup immediately. The soup was thick and stewed, and its color looked salty, but it was not so when I tasted it. It was tasty fishery product flavor! The soup was mixed the fishery product soup stock with pork bone soup broth, but I did not know that the soup used the pork bone soup broth.
The noodles made by Kanezin Foods (カネジン食品) were thick and chewy, and went well with the soup. I was interested in the bamboo shoot. That was rectangles rarely. Besides, it had an atmosphere such as concocting the bamboo shoot because a waitress turned over a lot of rectanglar bamboo shoots at the kitchen. Thanks for the tasty meals!
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen with Fishery Product Soup Stock and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube.
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (2 Cars) * Free parking is provided (6 Cars) at lunchtime|
|Business hours||11:30-15:30 and 18:00-20:30. * If soup runs out, they close the restraunt|
|Regular closing day||Wednesday|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||9 350 146*21|
A page of Sapporo is here
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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