• September 9th, 2014
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[Seichan in Sapporo] Tasty Ramen with Beautiful and Clear Soup for Over 70 Years

Seichan

Aji-no-Seichan (味の清ちゃん) is a long-established ramen restraunt in Misono, Toyohira ward, Sapporo city, and is near Subway Toho Line Misono Station and Tsukisamu Park. They started a business as a ramen stall in 1942. An over 90 years old woman and her son run it, and it is famous for a popular ramen restraunt of Sapporo Ramen. The Seichan was featured on Genius! Shimura Zoo (天才!志村どうぶつ園), a popular Japanese TV program. In the long history, ecutive chefs of famous hotels came to savor their ramen.

Appearance of Building
Old Style Salt Broth Ramen -Aji-no-Seichan in Sapporo-

The ramen restraunt is on the 1st floor of an apartment. If a shop curtain is not hung on the entrance, visitors do not notice that the building is a ramen restraunt. It is not large, and the interior decoration is nostalgic. A good old atmosphere of the Showa period is felt. Counter seats, table seats and small separate Japanese style rooms are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals. But the ramen restraunt is crowded with customers in busy time. I heard that they serve only 30 ramen a day, so they sometimes close early.

Menu
Old Style Salt Broth Ramen -Aji-no-Seichan in Sapporo-

SAPPORO

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. Read More

Sapporo
札幌

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

Ramen
Ramen of Hokkaido

Old Style Salt Broth Ramen

I visited here around 14:00 on a weekday. There was no other customer, and there was only me. The very kind elderly woman welcomed me, and we had a nice chat. I asked her about ramen restraunt's recommendation, so she replied me "All menus, so you would choose ramne as you like". I did not know which to choose, but I finally ordered Old Style Salt Broth Ramen (昔ラーメンの塩味). The price was JPY 800.

Old Style Salt Broth Ramen
Old Style Salt Broth Ramen -Aji-no-Seichan in Sapporo-

About 5 minutes later, the ramen was served. Roasted pork fillets, spinach, bamboo shoots, boiled eggs, a kamaboko with a spiral whirlpool-like pattern, a Japanese dry baked wheat gluten, green onions, dried lavers were on noodles. The Japanese dry baked wheat gluten, the sliced boiled eggs and a way of topping made me feel the old style. Fulled clear soup also caught my eyes.

Beautiful and Clear Soup
Old Style Salt Broth Ramen -Aji-no-Seichan in Sapporo-

I ate a sip of soup immediately. It tasted too much salty, but I did not feel salt with umami of the soup. It was tasty! As she said, the most important thing of the ramen was "soup", and the soup was beautifull and tasty. The whitish curly noodles made by Ichiyanagi Noodles Factory (一柳製麺) went well with the soup, too.

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Curly Noodles Made by Ichiyanagi Noodles Factory
Old Style Salt Broth Ramen -Aji-no-Seichan in Sapporo-

She said "When I lived in Kuriyama town around 1940, I learned a way of cooking ramen from a chef came from a hotel of the Sapporo. He said smooth and clear soup was like salad oil. The transparency was important". So she throws away the soup if the soup is muddy even a little. She has been cooked the soup for over 70 years, so she always has a hard time trying to make the soup on her toes at night. I think that to succeed the taste of traditional Sapporo ramen via the Kuriyama is amazing. Thanks for the tasty ramen!

Full Ramen Bowl of Clear Soup
Old Style Salt Broth Ramen -Aji-no-Seichan in Sapporo-
Roasted Pork Fillet
Old Style Salt Broth Ramen -Aji-no-Seichan in Sapporo-
Boiled Egg
Old Style Salt Broth Ramen -Aji-no-Seichan in Sapporo-
Spinach
Old Style Salt Broth Ramen -Aji-no-Seichan in Sapporo-
Japanese Dry Baked Wheat Gluten
Old Style Salt Broth Ramen -Aji-no-Seichan in Sapporo-
Bamboo Shoots
Old Style Salt Broth Ramen -Aji-no-Seichan in Sapporo-

Old Style Salt Broth Ramen and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Old Style Salt Broth Ramen

Parking lot Free parking is provided (1 Car)
Business hours 11:00-17:00
Regular closing day Tuesday, Second Wednesday and Fourth Wednesday
Telephone number 011-831-4147
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 9 406 740*22

    List of Activities

    Some activities are held in the Sapporo. Refer to following websites for the activities. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

    Buffet

    Sapporo View Hotel Odori Park(札幌ビューホテル大通公園)
    ASOVIEW
    New Otani Inn Sapporo(ニューオータニイン札幌)
    ASOVIEW
    ANA Holiday Inn Sapporo Susukino(ANAホリデイ・イン札幌すすきの)
    ASOVIEW
    Cross Hotel Sapporo(クロスホテル札幌)
    ASOVIEW
    Mercure Sapporo(メルキュールホテル札幌)
    ASOVIEW

    Sapporo One-Day Bus Tours

    Movie of Sapporo One-Day Bus Tours


    Chuo Bus(中央バス)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan

    Sightseeing Taxi

    Movie of Sightseeing Taxi


    Sapporo and Hokkaido Concierge Center(札幌&北海道コンシェルジュセンター)
    ASOVIEW
    Hokkaido Alphard Sightseeing Taxi(北海道アルファード観光タクシー)
    ASOVIEW
    Hokkaido Jumbo Taxi(北海道ジャンボタクシー観光)
    Mayama Taxi(真山タクシー)
    Takimoto Taxi(滝本タクシー)
    Jalan

    Canoe Tour

    Movie of Canoe Tour


    Amuse Sports(アミューズスポーツ)

    Outdoor Activities

    Movie of Snow Trekking


    Giro21(Giro21)
    North Safari Sapporo(ノースサファリサッポロ)
    Hokkaido Great Adventure(北海道グレートアドベンチャー)
    SAN(SAPPORO ACTIVE NAVIGATION)
    ASOVIEW
    Moimo Club(もいもいくらぶ)
    ASOVIEW
    Blue Tourism Hokkaido(ブルーツーリズム北海道)
    ASOVIEW

    Horse Trekking and Horseback Riding

    Movie of Horse Trekking


    Wildmustangs(ワイルドムスタングス)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Pilika Hill Ranch(ピリカの丘牧場)
    ASOVIEW
    Hokusei Ridnig Club(ほくせい乗馬クラブ)
    ASOVIEW

    Japanese Kimono Rental and Lolita Fashion

    Movie of Japanese Kimono Rental


    FURISODE Furifuri Mode(FURISODE ふりふり・もーど)
    kita Loli Salon(北ロリサロン)
    Jalan
    Mituki Sakura(美月桜)

    Ninja Experience, Calligraphy Experience and Tea Ceremony Experience

    Movie of Ninja Experience


    Hokkaido Ninja Do(北海道忍者道)
    ASOVIEW
    Shusui Calligraphy Room(秀翠書道教室)
    ASOVIEW
    Sapporo Tea Ceremony Experiencing REN(茶道体験 蓮)

    Pottery Experience and Craft Experience

    Mashika Kobo(マ鹿工房)
    Maruyama Tohbou(円山陶房)
    To studio TADA(陶studioTADA)
    Sapporoyaki Bankeigama(札幌焼 盤渓窯)
    ASOVIEW
    Keifugama(憬楓窯)
    ASOVIEW
    Clay Space Nishioka Tobou(クレイスペース西岡陶房)
    ASOVIEW
    Clay Space Hassamu Tobou(クレイスペース発寒陶房)
    Clay Space Atsubetsu Tobou(クレイスペース厚別陶房)
    Hokko Toubou(北光陶房)
    Jalan
    Sapporo Chokin Studio(札幌彫金工房)
    Kinkousya(金工舎)
    Zuii(ズイ)
    Jalan
    Studio Smith Sapporo Branch(工房スミス札幌店)
    ASOVIEW
    Glass Studio Glow(硝子工房 グロウ)
    Jalan
    Northern Japanese Papper Studio Kamibiyori(北の紙工房 紙びより)
    ASOVIEW
    Handemade Soap School Atlier Mayuco(手作り石けん教室 あとりえMAYUCO)
    ASOVIEW

    Flower Arrangement

    Movie of Flower Arrangement


    Flower Room Atlier un Fleur(花教室アトリエ アンフルール)
    ASOVIEW
    Baby Decoration(べびーでこれーしょん)
    ASOVIEW
    fleurir(fleurir(フルーリール)~花開くとき)
    ASOVIEW
    Lupra atelier de fleurs(Lupra atelier de fleurs)
    ASOVIEW
    Salon de Fleur Shihori(サロン・ド・フルールしほり)
    ASOVIEW
    Atlier Hanairo Sweet Decoration Nango Branch(アトリエ花色スイートデコレーション南郷店)
    ASOVIEW
    Belle Arome(ハーバリウムサロン ベルアローム)
    ASOVIEW
    PureRea(PureRea)
    ASOVIEW
    Flower Wataboshi(Flower わたぼうし)
    ASOVIEW
    Atlier Hanairo Homac Nishioka Branch(アトリエ花色ホーマック西岡店)
    ASOVIEW
    Preserved Flower Peony(プリザーブドフラワー・ドライフラワー ピオニー)
    ASOVIEW
    Atlier Hanairo Sweet Decoration Nishioka Branch(アトリエ花色スイートデコレーション西岡店)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Porcelarts and Herbarium Room toluha(札幌ポーセラーツ&ハーバリウム教室 toluha)
    ASOVIEW
    Blancheur. ef(ブランシュール)
    ASOVIEW
    Studio Hana Ange(工房 花アンジェ)
    ASOVIEW

    Airsoft

    Movie of Airsoft


    ARIAKE BASE UPPERS(アリアケベース)
    ASOVIEW

    Skiing and Cross-country Skiing

    Movie of Sapporo Teine


    Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort(札幌国際スキー場)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Sapporo Teine(サッポロテイネ)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Sapporo Moiwayama Ski Resort(札幌藻岩山スキー場)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Sapporo Bankei Ski Resort(さっぽろばんけいスキー場)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Fu's Snow Area(フッズスノーエリア)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Takino Suzuran Hillside Park Snow World(国営滝野すずらん丘陵公園スノーワールド)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Jozankei Mikasa Ski Ground(定山渓三笠スキー場)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Maeda Forest Park(前田森林公園)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Nakajima Park(中島公園)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Moerenuma Park(モエレ沼公園)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Noshi Park(農試公園)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan

    List of Accommodations

    Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Toyohira ward. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      Premier Hotel Tsubaki Sapporo(プレミアホテル-TSUBAKI-札幌)
      Sapporo International Youth Hostel(札幌国際ユースホステル)
      UCHI Living Stay TOYOHIRA(UCHI Living Stay TOYOHIRA)
      HP
      Sapporo Guesthouse Nariya(札幌ゲストハウス 成屋)
      Jalan
      SAKURA34(SAKURA34)
      HP
      Booking
      Pension Setsurin(ペンション 雪輪)
      Booking
      Terrace Toyohira(Terrace Toyohira)
      HP
      Booking
      Sejour Toyohirakoen(セジュール 豊平公園)
      Jalan
      Marutomi Ryokan(丸富旅館)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Hotel SULATA Sapporo(ホテルSULATA札幌)
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Booking.com

      A page of Sapporo is here

      Sapporo

      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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