- August 13th, 2016
[Tarakoya Kojohama in Shiraoi] Salted Cod Roe Rice Bowl Using Fully Noted Product in Kojohama
Kaisenkobo Tarakoya Kojohama (海鮮工房たらこ家 虎杖浜) is a seafood processing store facing Pacific Ocean in Kojohama, Shiraoi town located between Tomakomai city and Noboribetsu city, and is near Aroyo Onsen at Kojohama Onsen. Matsuda Fishery corp. (松田水産株式会社) founded in 1913 runs it. Speaking of the Kojohama, salted cod roe (たらこ) is famous, and some seafood processing stores open a business, and the Tarakoya is one of those.
Kojohama Onsen (虎杖浜温泉) is a hot spring town near Noboribetsu Onsen in Shiraoi town located in the western part of Tomakomai city. The Kojohama Onsen is roughly divided into 2 parts, Takeura district (竹浦地区) and Kojohama distirct (虎杖浜地区), and about 30 hot spring facilities dot for 6 km along National Route 36. There are few large accommodations, and almost small-sized accommodations are built in residential area. Except the hot spring facilities, restaurants, cafes, Izakaya, bars with a surcharge, convenience stores and souvenir shops dot in the residential area, and Tarakoya Kojohama (たらこ家虎杖浜), Kita-no-Lamptei (北のランプ亭), Hashimoto Coffee-Kan (はしもと珈琲館), Miharu (三春) and Sobakiri Yamada (そば切りやま田) are popular in particular. Kojohama is famous for Salted Cod Roe (たらこ), so there are many seafood store here and there, and are crowded with tourists. Cuttlefish Rice Cracker (いかせんべい) is popular, too. There are Ponayoro Ruins (ポンアヨロ遺跡), Ayoro Beach (アヨロ海岸), Ayorohana Lighthouse (アヨロ鼻灯台), Noboribetsu Jigokudani (登別地獄谷), Lake Kuttara (倶多楽湖), Noboribetsu Bear Ranch (登別クマ牧場), Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura (登別伊達時代村) and NOBORIBETSU MARINE PARK NIXE (登別マリンパークニクス) near the Kojohama Onsen. Read More
The Tarakoya has a restaurant and a sale place of marine products at the building. The restraunt is not so large, but all seats are tables, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals.
Salted Cod Roe Rice Bowl
I visited here to eat the salted cod roe around 11:00, just restraunt open time, on a weekday. 4 groups of customers enjoyed their meals. The seats were almost full. The Tarakoya was popular after all. They served some meals using salted cod roe on a menu, so I ordered Salted Cod Roe Rice Bowl (たらこ丼) in those at a cash register. The price was JPY 1404. The water was self-service.
About 10 minutes later, the Salted Cod Roe Rice Bowl was served with a bowl of clear soup and a dish of fried cod roe rolled in a laver (たらこの海苔巻き揚げ) . Rice was covered with salted cod roe and raw cod, and I felt it was luxury. I thougt that it was called "Oyako-don (親子丼)" in a sense.
I ate a piece of the salted cod roe immediately, and it tasted too salty. Only the salted cod roe was hard to eat. But rice together with the salted cod roe was very tasty, and sweetness of the rice went well with saltiness of the salted cod roe. I adjusted a quantity of the cod roe to a quantity of the rice, and ate it. In addition, the Fried Cod Roe Rolled in Laver was crispy, and was delicious. Thanks for the tasty meal!
Salted Cod Roe Rice Bowl and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (8 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
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|Mapcode||603 145 373*03|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Shiraoi. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
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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