[GARAKU in Sapporo] Soup Curry with 15 types of Ingredients Has Tasty Soup and Cutted Large-size Vegetables
April 14th, 2014
GARAKU (ガラク) is a soup curry (スープカレー) restaurant founded in 20017 in Chuo ward, Sapporo city, and is run by Garaku Corp. (株式会社雅楽). Their company president is Mr. Masatoshi Fukuo (福生雅寿). Their head office is in the Sapporo, and brach restaurants open a business in Wakkanai, Nakano in Tokyo, Hachioji in Tokyo, Tomamu, Taipei in Taiwan and Bangkok in Thailand. Soup Curry TREASURE (スープカレーTREASURE) is a sister restaurant. By the way, the head office was moved in April 2017. An article before moving is as follows.
The head office is on the 2nd floor of Fukumoto shop selling skewers of barbecued chicken head office (焼き鳥屋福鳥本店), and it is well-known as a popular soup curry restaurant. Therefore I visited here around 11:15 (15 minutes before opeing hour). However, 6 groups of preceding visitors already lined up. The line got longer steadily, and around 20 people lined up at the opening hour afterwards. I had never seen a lot of people lined up at a soup curry restaurant. The restaurant is not so large, and has an atomosphere such as a cafe. Counter seats and some table seats are provided, so maybe family customers also enjoy meals. But I guess that a large numbers of visitors can hardly to enjoy meals because they may not take a same seat together.
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
Soup curry (スープカレー) is a dish to eat rice into soup using various spices with vegetables and meats. Only curry and rice was once a curry dish in Japan, but the soup curry has become popular for these 20 years. Ajanta (アジャンタ) and Magic Spice (マジックスパイス) in Sapporo sparked the soup curry boom, and it is said that the origin of the soup curry is medicinal cooking curry (薬膳カリィ) cooked by Mr. Muneo Tatsujiri (辰尻 宗男), ex-restraunt owner of the Ajanta, and a new genre of a curry dish has been established. After that, Mr. Taizan Shimomura (下村 泰山), a restraunt owner of the Magic Spice, named the curry dish as the soup curry, and it has widely spread. Article is here
I sat at a table seat. Then a waitress asked customers what they ordered in order, and the waitress asked me what I ordered. When I asked her how to order, she replied that I should choose a type of soup curry, a hotness and a quantity of rice. So I ordered soup curry with 15 types of ingredients (15品目大地の恵み), medium hotness and a normal serving of the rice. The price was JPY 1080.
About 20 minutes later, my soup curry was served. The soup was made broth from chicken and pork, and it was cooked with 30 types of ingredients and 21 types of spice. Umami of the soup was surely tasty. In addition, it was a considerably healthy dish with cutted large-size vegetables. It was good for me in poor intake of vegetables. The rice was blended with 5 grains rice, and was arranged it in turmeric rice. I squeezed a lemon to the turmeric rice, so it tasted more good. Because there was much quantity of the dish, I became full.
Soup Curry with 15 Types of Ingredients and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Parking lot is not provided.|
|Business hours||11:30-15:30 and 17:00-23:30 * They will close a restaurant if soup runs out|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||9 493 451*84|
A page of Sapporo is here