[Yoshi in Sapporo] Rich Taste Soy Sauce Broth Ramen
July 21st, 2016
Ramen Yoshi (らーめん佳) is a popular ramen restraunt founded in 2008 in Toyohira ward, Sapporo city, and is near Subway Toho Line Tsukisamu Chuo Station. They are well-known for serving only rich taste soy sauce ramen. Their business hour are from 11:00 to 15:00, and it is short, so a line must be expected at lunchtime. The ramen restraunt based black color has a calm atmosphere, and is not large. Seats are only 7 counter seats, so I guess that family customers may not enjoy their meals.
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 Simmered Egg
I visited here to avoid the crowd around 14:00 on a weekday. 4 customers enjoyed their ramen. I sat at a counter seat, and read a menu. Only Ramen (らーめん), Ramen with a Simmered Egg (あじ玉らーめん) and Rice (ごはん) were written on the menu. Both of the ramen were soy sauce broth. That was simple. I ordered the Ramen with the Simmered Egg. The price was JPY 800. 4 customers came in the ramen restraunt while I waited for the ramen, so I knew that the Yoshi was really popular.
About 8 minutes later, the ramen was served. A white deep ramen bowl was impressive. I suppose that they dare to be differentiation from ramen in the old days. A large roasted pork fillet, bamboo shoots, the simmered egg, green onions, onions and dried fish powders were on noodles.
I ate a sip of soup immediately. The soup was a combination of pork bone broth and soy sause based seafood broth without a synthetic seasoning, and was thicken soup. I did not feel salty, and liked it very much. The soup became rich taste by dried fish powders.
The noodles were homemade relatively thick noodles like straight noodles produded in Fukuoka, and had a chewy texture. The thickness of roasted pork fillet was about 1 cm. The chopped onions were tasty, and its sweetness went well with the soup. The green onions went well with the soup, too. No wonder the Yoshi become popular. Thanks for the tasty ramen!
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen with Simmered Egg and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (4 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||Monday, First Tuesday and Third Tuesday|
|Home page||home page is not provided|
|Mapcode||9 407 237*22|
A page of Sapporo is here