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[Shut Down: Tenjiku Jr. in Sapporo] Spicy South India Soup Curry in Piping Hot Earthenware Pot

April 7th, 2014

Tenjiku Jr.

Tenjiku Jr. (天竺Jr.) is a soup curry restraunt founded in 2012 in Higashi ward, Sapporo city, and is a franchise shop of famous soup curry restraunt "Tenjiku (天竺)". Thier building is near Sapporo Station and Sapporo Center Post Office. They serve south India soup curry, and rich hotness is highlight, and 23 types of spices are used. I heard that customers expect an appetite increase and blood circulation promotion. The soup is made from kombu, vegetables, fruits and a chicken. Rice is turmeric rice with staple grains rice. Unfortunately, they have been closed down since August 2017. An article before closing is as follows.

Appearance of Restraunt
Soup Curry with Many Ingredients -Tenjiku Jr. in 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. Article is here



Soup Curry

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

Soup Curry
Soup Curry

Soup Curry

A way of ordering is as follows. Customers should choose a type of curry from 8 types of curry, and should choose a type of hotness from 8 types of the hotnesses, and should choose a quantity of rice from 3 types of the rice quantity. I chose soup curry with a lot of vegetables (具だくさん野菜カレー), medium-spicy and a standard portion of the rice. The price was JPY 980. About 10 minutes later, the soup curry was served. Mass steam rised, and a fragrance of the spice aired from a piping hot earthenware pot. It seemed to be hot-looking soup curry. It is a characteristic of the Tenjiku that is served with this piping hot earthenware pot. It became richly flavored and tasted spicy. After eating, my body got hot.

Soup and Turmeric Rice
Soup Curry with Many Ingredients -Tenjiku Jr. in Sapporo-

Soup Curry with Many Ingredients and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Soup Curry with Many Ingredients

Parking lot Parking is provided (3 Cars)
Business hours 11:00-21:00
Regular closing day Tuesday
Telephone number +81-11-711-1008
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 9 553 134*04

A page of Sapporo is here




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