- August 6th, 2014
[Nanabe in Sapporo] Tasty Creamy Chicken Broth Salt Ramen
Menya Nanabe (麺屋 菜々兵衛) is a popular ramen restaurant in Heiwa, Shiroishi ward, Sapporo city, and is near Coop Sapporo Kawashimo Branch, and is relatively near Heiwa Station. Mr. Hiroshi Hori (堀 寛), a company president, has established it since 2008, and Natusuru corp (株式会社菜鶴). runs it. They got the Bib Gourmand in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition and 2017 Special Edition. The Nanabe is one of best ramen restaurants in the Sapporo.
The ramen restaurant at a residential area looks like a solitary private house, and is not so large. Counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals. But the ramen restraunt is crowded with customers in busy time.
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
Creamy Chicken Broth Salt Ramen
It is an inconvenient place that tourists visit here. I visited here to be in time for opening hour on a weekday. When I arrived at here 5 minutes before, only a preceding visitor lined up in front of the entrance. But 8 people formed a line untill the opening hour. After all, the Nanabe was popular. After entering the ramen restaurant, I sat a counter seat, and ordered Creamy Chicken Broth Salt Ramen (鶏白湯の塩味), the most famous ramen of the Nanabe. The price was JPY 750. While I was waiting for the ramen, cusotmers came one after another. After all, they were popular.
About 10 minutes later, the ramen was served. A roasted pork fillet, bamboo shoots and green onions were on noodles. The green onions of green colors stood out on beautiful soup like potage, and the appearance looked tasty. I had a sip of the soup immediately. The flavor of chicken soup was good, so I did not feel too salty taste. It was very mild. That was tasty!
The homemade noodles using wheat flour produced in Hokkaido was good chewy, and went well with the soup. Those were delicious! The long bamboo shoots called "Hosaki Menma (穂先メンマ)" is the Nanabe's highlight, and its length is about 15 cm. Those went well with the soup, too. After all, the Nanabe is a popular ramen restaurant competing for 1st or 2nd in the Sapporo. Thanks for the tasty ramen!
Creamy Chicken Broth Salt Ramen and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (5 Cars)|
|Business hours||Weekdays 11:00-15:00 and 18:00-21:00
Saturday, Sunday, and National holiday 11:00-15:00
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||9 473 598*73|
A page of Sapporo is here
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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