[Mokuyobi in Sapporo] Tasty Soy Sauce Ramen with Small Dried Sardine Soup Stock Can Be Eaten for JPY 500
October 15th, 2015
Ramen Mokuyobi (木曜日) is a popular ramen restraunt in Yamahana, Chuo ward, Sapporo city. The Mokuyobi means "Thursday" in Japanese. Mr. Keisuke Ibaraki (茨木 圭介), a ramen restraunt owner, has established it since 2012. The origin of strange name is the reason why he used to open a business only on Thursday when a soup curry restraunt "Curry Soul Destroyer (カレー魂 デストロイヤー)" closed a business on a regular closing day. He has became independent now. The Mokuyobi was given the Bib Gourmand by MICHELIN Hokkaido 2017 Special Edition. It is famous for seving one coin ramen of JPY 500, and a line is formed in busy time.
The ramen restraunt on the 1st floor of a block of flats is not so large, but reddish inside walls are felt energetic. All seats are counter seats, so I guess that family customers may not enjoy their meals 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
Soy Sauce Ramen with Small Dried Sardine Soup Stock
I visited here around 13:00 on a weekday. 3 groups of preceding visitors sat seats for waiting. Customers were full of variety including family customers, couples and solo women. I guessed that customers were easy to enter the ramen restraunt because of positive atmospherics. While I formed a line, a waitress asked about my order, so I ordered Soy Sauce Broth Ramen with Small Dried Sardine Soup Stock (煮干し正油ラーメン), a large portion of noodles and a soft-boiled egg marinated in soy and mirin. The price was JPY 600 in total. The price of the ramen was JPY 500, and the price of the noodles was JPY 50, and the price of the soft-boiled egg marinated in soy and mirin was JPY 50. That has a very beneficial feeling.
She shown my counter seat after waiting for about 10 minutes. About 5 minutes later, the was served. A soft-boiled egg marinated in soy and mirin, roasted pork fillets, bamboo shoots, a Japanese dry baked wheat gluten, a dried laver and green onions were on noodles. The appearance looked beautiful, and sharpened my appetite.
As small dried sardines was written on a menu, it smelled tasty fishery products. I ate a sip of soup immediately. Light taste of the good soup spread in my mouth. It was delicious! I thinks that the soup tastes especially good for light taste lover. Customers can add small dried sardines, and can order the ramen only at the same time, and it seems to be rich taste more. The noodles were soft curly homemade noodles of about 30 cm length, and went well with the soup. The taste was very good, and the price was very reasonable. It is natural reason that the ramen restraunt become popular. Thanks for the tasty ramen!
Soy Sauce Ramen with Small Dried Sardine Soup and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube.
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (3 Cars)|
|Business hours||Weekdays 11:00-16:30. Saturday and National holiday 11:00-15:00. * If soup runs out, they close the restraunt|
|Regular closing day||Sunday|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||9 460 507*70|
A page of Sapporo is here