- February 15th, 2016
[Darumaya Abashiri Branch in Abashiri] Tasty Ramen Can Not Be Even Imagined From Name of Doro Ramen
Ramen Darumaya (ラーメンだるまや) is a chain ramen restraunt in Hokkaido. I have a little information about the Ramen Darumaya, and they are defferent from Darumaya (だるまや), a famous ramen restraunt in Niigata prefecture. I do not know where the head ofiice is, but some ramen restraunt branches open a business in Sapporo, Iwamizawa, Mikasa, Bibai, Takikawa, Kitami and Abashiri. The Ramen Darumaya is famous for serving Doro Ramen (ドロラーメン), and the ramen taste is different depending on the branches, so I wonder if they are franchise restaurants.
My visited place is Abashiri Branch. They has started a business since 2010. I decided to visit here because this ramen restraunt received a high evaluation on Tabelog (食べログ). The ramen restraunt on the 1st floor of a 2 story house near Abashiri Civic Hall (網走市民会館) is large. Counter seats, table seats and a small separate Japanese style room are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals. By the way, "Dreamint Okhotsk-go (ドリーミントオホーツク号)", an express bus, runs between the Sapporo and the Abashiri. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Abashiri Station.
Abashiri (網走) that about 40,000 people live is the 20th largest tourist city in Hokkaido, and is one of regional hub cities of the Northeastern Hokkaido area. It is also a fisheries city facing the Sea of Okhotsk, and Crab, Idiot Fish, Whale and Salmon are famous as a local specialty. As for a climate, it is chilly that temperature rises to nearly 25 degrees in a summer, and it is cold that temperature falls to nearly -5 degrees in a winter, and it does not snow hard, too. It may be said that the Abashiri is relativelly warm climate in the Hokkaido. The Abashiri is well-known for drift ice reaching to the coast, and is famous as a winter tourist spot, too, and is roughly divided into 2 areas, a old city area (a neighborhood of Abashiri River mouth) and a new suburbs area. The new suburbs area is more developed than the old city area, and has more restaurants than the old city area. 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
I visited here around 13:00 on a weekday. The ramen restraunt was almost full. I sat at a counter seat, and read a menu. I found the Doro Ramen. It was a strange name (Doro means mud in Japanese), and I was curious about this menu. I ordered the Doro Ramen with a large portion of noodles. The price was JPY 830. While I was wainig for the ramen, some customers came to the ramen restraunt one after another. They were really popular after all.
About 12 minutes later, the ramen was served. This was soy sauce broth ramen, but it did not look so. A roasted pork fillet, bamboo shoots, a boiled egg, a dried laver and green onions were on noodles. I ate a sip of soup immediately. It tasted pork bone soup mixed with soy sauce, and had a rich taste, but I did not feel too salty, and felt mild taste. Surely the soup was Tasty! Its name was Doro, but the soup was not thickness.
The chewy noodles were egg noodles of about 30 cm length like Sapporo Ramen indeed. I was not sure that Marunaka Making-Noodles Factory or another making-noodles factory in the Abashiri made the noodles. Other customers ordered a fried chicken, too, and this was popular. Thanks for the tasty ramen!
Doro Ramen and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube.
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (3 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||Fisrt Monday|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||305 677 048*13|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Abashiri. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
Abashiri Kohan Onsen
A page of Abashiri 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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