[Ginneko in Asahikawa] Shinkoyaki of Asahikawa Local Dish and Very Good Grilled Chicken on Skewer
May 26th, 2017
Yakitori-senmon Ginneko (焼鳥専門 ぎんねこ) is an izakaya specialize in grilled chicken founded in 1950 in Asahikawa city, and is one of the izakaya along 5-7 Koji Furarito Street (５・７小路ふらりーと). The Ginneko is well-known for serving Shinkoyaki (新子焼き), a local speciality in the Asahikawa, and is popular with local people and tourists. The Shinkoyaki of the Ginneko was covered on Popular Japanese TV Program "Himitsu-no-Kenmin Show (秘密のケンミンSHOW)". The Shinko means "young" in Japanese, and the Shinkoyaki refers to a grilled half of young chicken. Some restaurants and izakaya serve the Shinkoyaki. Mr. Ryuya Kubo (久保 竜弥) is an izakaya owner at present, and also assumes a chairman of Shinkoyaki-no-Kai (新子焼きの会). They open a business at 13:00, so customers can drink early in the afternoon.
The izakaya is not large, and has an atmosphere such as a typical grilled chicken restaurant with history. The interior decoration is very shibui. Counter seats and table seats are provided, but a large number of customers is difficult to enjoy themselves.
List of Means of Transportation
Highway buses run between the Asahikawa and the Sapporo, the New Chitose Airport, the Kitami, the Obihiro and the Kushiro. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Asahikawa. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).
|Chuo Bus(中央バス)||From Sapporo to Asahikawa|
|Chuo Bus(中央バス)||From Asahikawa to Sapporo|
|Chuo Bus(中央バス)||From Asahikawa to Sapporo||
|Chuo Bus(中央バス)||From Sapporo to Asahikawa||
|Asahikawa Denki Kido(旭川電気軌道)||From New Chitose Airport to Asahikawa||
|Asahikawa Denki Kido(旭川電気軌道)||From Asahikawa to New Chitose Airport||
|Hokkaido Kitami Bus(北海道北見バス)||From Asahikawa to Kitami|
|Hokkaido Kitami Bus(北海道北見バス)||From Kitami to Asahikawa|
|Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス)||From Asahikawa to Obihiro|
|Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス)||From Obihiro to Asahikawa|
|Akan Bus(阿寒バス)||From Asahikawa to Kushiro|
|Akan Bus(阿寒バス)||From Kushiro to Asahikawa|
|Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー)||Their offices are near Asahikawa Station, Shin-asahikawa Station and Asahikawa Airport.|
|Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル)||Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station and the Asahikawa Airport.|
|Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース)||Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station, Asahikawa-yojo Station, Chuwa, Higashi-takasu and the Asahikawa Airport.||
|Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー)||Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station and the Asahikawa Airport.|
|Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー)||Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station and the Asahikawa Airport.|
|Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー)||Their office is near the Asahikawa Station.|
|Budget Rent-a-car(バジェットレンタカー)||Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station and the Asahikawa Airport.|
|AG Rent-a-car(AGレンタカー)||Their office is near Suehiro.||
|World Net Rent-a-car(ワールドネットレンタカー)||Their office is near the Asahikawa Airport.|
|Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー)||Their offices are near the Asahikawa-yojo Station and the Asahikawa Airport.|
Asahikawa (旭川) that about 340,000 people live is the 2nd largest commercial city in Hokkaido, and has flourished as the center of the North Hokkaido area. Woodworks have been prosperous since the old days, and furniture is famous. Because water is clear, a liquor such as sake of Otokoyama (男山) and Godo Shusei (合同酒精) are famous, too. Popular tourist attractions such as Asahiyama Zoo (旭山動物園) and Biei (美瑛) are around the Asahikawa, so a lot of tourists use tourist bases in the North Hokkaido. As for a climate, the Asahikawa is located in Kamikawa Basin, the largest basin in the Hokkaido, so it is hot that temperature rises to 30 degrees C in a summer, and it is cold that temperature falls to -25 degrees C in a winter, and it snow very hard, too. So a winter festival using the snow is famous. Article is here
I visited here around 15:00 on a weekday. 2 groups of customers had already drunk. I sat a counter seat, and looked at menus on a wall. Then a waitress asked me "What would you like to drink?", so I ordered a non-alcoholic beer, and ordered the Shinkoyaki and 4 types of grilled chicken on a skewer successively. The prices were the Shinkoyaki (JPY 1200), a grilled chicken on a skewer (かしわ * JPY 100), a grilled chicken spleen on a skewer (あずき * JPY 100), a grilled chicken gizzard on a skewer (えんがわ * JPY 100), a grilled pig tongue on a skewer (豚タン * JPY 120), a small appetizer (お通し JPY 100) and the non-alcoholic beer (JPY 400). The Shinkoyaki has 2 types of seasonings, salt and sauce, and half and half can be ordered, too, so salt taste and sauce taste can be enjoyed. By the way, it takes about 30 minutes to grill the Shinkoyaki.
While waiting for the Shinkoyaki, the waitress served a dish of small appetizer and dishes of the grilled chickens on the skewers at intervals. After all, the grilled chickens on the skewers were very tasty. Those had an exquisite seasoning with salt, and must go well with alcohol if I did not drive to here. Other customers ordered Chapdon Rice Bowl (チャップ丼), so I supposed that it was popular.
After a while, the Shinkoyaki was served. each half of young chickens were grilled with different seasonings. I took a picture before a waiter cut and divide the grilled half of young chicken. Thanks for the waiter! I ate it immediately. The grilled half of young chicken with salt was light taste, and the grilled half of young chicken with sauce was good taste. I think that it is hard to eat the whole of the chicken only with salt. But the half and half is good deal. Thanks for the tasty chickens!
|Parking lot||Parking lot is not provided|
|Regular closing day||Monday|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||79 373 112*14|
A page of Asahikawa is here