[Yoshiyama Shoten Head Office in Sapporo] Most Popular Roast Sesame Miso Broth Ramen
September 4th, 2015
Yoshiyama Shoten (吉山商店) is a popular ramen restraunt based in Higashi ward, Sapporo city. Mr. Yoshimi Sekiyama (関山 芳美), a company president, has established it since 2006, and Yoshiyama Shoten corp. runs it. Originally, he used to be concerned with Santoka (山頭火), a famous Asahikawa ramen restraunt. Some ramen restraunt branches open a business in the Sapporo (Near Odori Park, Sapporo Ramen Republic and Teine) and Osaka.
My visited place is the head office nearby Aeon Mall Sapporo Naebo Branch (イオンモール札幌苗穂) and Sapporo Prison (札幌刑務所). The ramen restraunt with a lot of woods is not small, and the warmth of the woods can be felt. Counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy 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
Roast Sesame Miso Broth Ramen
I visited here around 11:00, just opening hour, on a weekday. 2 customers already sat at counter seats. I also sat at a counter seat, and read a menu. I asked a waitress about restraunt's recommendation, so She replied me "Roast Sesame Miso Broth Ramen (焙煎ごまみそらーめん) or Head Office-limited Pork Bone Salt Broth Ramen (本店限定の豚骨白湯しお)". I ordered the Roast Sesame Miso Broth Ramen because I knew that Miso Broth Ramen was tasty. The price was JPY 780. Customers can order a small bowl of rice for free at lunchtime.
About 7 minutes later, the ramen was served. Roasted pork fillets, cloud ear mushrooms, fried bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, green onions and roast sesame were on noodles. I ate a sip of soup immediately. A creamy taste spread over in my mouth. A flavor of the sesame was appetizing. It was tasty!
The noodles were egg noodles made by Kobayashi Noodles Factory (小林製麺), and went wll with the soup. While I ate the ramen, a lot of customerss entered the ramen restraunt one after another. Most of them ordered the Roast Sesame Miso Broth Ramen. As I expected, this ramen was most popular. Thanks for the tasty ramen!
Roast Sesame Miso Broth Ramen and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube.
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (15 Cars)|
|Business hours||Weekday 11:00-15:00 and 17:00-21:00. Saturday, Sunday, and National holiday 11:00-21:00|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||9 588 749*72|
A page of Sapporo is here