- October 9th, 2015
[Katsuji in Rankoshi] Dark-Brown Miso Broth Ramen
Yezo Ramen Katsuji (えぞらーめん勝二) is a popular ramen restraunt facing National Route 5 in Rankoshi town, Niseko, and is near Homac Nicot Rankoshi Branch (ホーマックニコット蘭越店). Mr. Katsuji Suzuki (鈴木 勝二) is a ramen restraunt owner. They got the Bib Gourmand in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition and 2017 Special Edition. A single story building with red color stands out, so it is easy to find. The ramen restraunt is not small, and the interior decoration has a stylish atmosphere by using a lot of woods, so warmth of the woods is felt. Counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals.
Niseko (ニセコ) is the general term for towns and villages around Mt. Yotei (羊蹄山) in the southwestern part of Sapporo city, and contains Niseko town (ニセコ町), Kutchan town (倶知安町), Kyogoku town (京極町), Makkari village (真狩村), Kimobetsu town (喜茂別町), Kyowa town (共和町), Rankoshi town (蘭越町) and Iwanai town (岩内町). The Niseko means "A river in a gorge" in Ainu language, and the origin of the word is Niseko Anbetsu River (ニセコアンベツ川). In a winter, skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed, and rafting along Shiribetsu River (尻別川) can be enjoyed in a summer. It is one of the features that the Niseko has various nature such as the Mt. Yotei, Shinsen-numa Swamp (神仙沼) and Oyunuma Pond (大湯沼). In addition, tasty water from the Mt. Yotei and tasty ingredients are abundant. In a spring, cherry blossoms can be enjoyed, summer activities and nature can be enjoyed in a summer, fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn, and winter activities can be enjoyed in a winter, so tourists can enjoy the nature of Hokkaido including various onsen and tasty foods in Niseko throughout the year. Read More
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. Read More
Dark-Brown Miso Broth Ramen
I visited here around 11:30 on a weekday. 1 group of preceding visitors enjoyed their meals. I sat at a table seat, and read a menu. I ordered Dark-Brown Miso Broth Ramen (赤みそラーメン) called a standard taste of the Katsuji. The price was JPY 780.
About 10 minutes later, the ramen was served. A roasted pork fillet, bamboo shoots, fried bean sprouts and green onions were on noodles. I ate a sip of soup immediately. It was tasty! The appearance looked too thick, but it was not too salty when I drank it. The soup had a rich taste and good flavor.
The chewy noodles were straight noodles made by Sudo Making-noodles Factory (須藤製麺) in Asahikawa, and went well with the soup. While I was eating the ramen, cusotmers came one after another. The ramen restraunt was almost full around 11:45, and was popular with local people. Thanks for the tasty ramen!
Dark-Brown Miso Broth Ramen and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube.
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (10 Cars)|
|Business hours||Mon-Tue 11:00-14:30, Thur-Sun and National holidays 11:00-14:30, 16:30-19:30|
|Regular closing day||Wednesday|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||398 216 333*78|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Rankoshi. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
Niseko Konbugawa Onsen
Niseko Yumoto Onsen
A page of Niseko is here
A page of Ramen of Hokkaido is here
Ramen of Hokkaido
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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