Squid Stuffed with Rice Won Championship 44 Times in "Ancestor Celebrity Station Lunch and National Gourmet Fair" -Abe Shoten in Mori-
December 6th, 2014
Abe Shoten (阿部商店) is squid stuffed with rice (イカ飯) manufacturer in Mori town located in the northwest part of Hakodate city and was founded in 1903, and started as a station lunch production sales company. Means of transportation was only a train in those days. Because Mori station is located along a railroad main line between Honshu and Sapporo, many passengers got on the train. The squid stuffed with rice was released in 1940, it became a popular lunch in an instant.
Squid Stuffed with Rice is found on Amazon.
The squid stuffed with the rice is a lunch with mixed nonglutinous rice and glutinous rice put into boiled small Japanese common squid. A side dish is not contained other than the squid stuffed with the rice at all. The squid stuffed with the rice and crab meat and rice in Oshamambe are well known among the 3 best lunches in the Japanese station lunch. They won the championship 44 times in "Ancestor Celebrity Station Lunch and National Gourmet Fair (元祖有名駅弁と全国うまいもの大会) 48 times" and it is very popular now.
It is sold only at kiosk of JR Mori Station (JR森駅のキオスク) and Shibata shoten (柴田商店) at a station square. I visited the Shibata shoten this time. Both the appearance of the store and interior decoration had an atmosphere of the Showa period. I bought the squid stuffed with the rice at once. The price was JPY 650. The store did not have a place for customers to enjoy foods and drinks.
Because I had a snowstorm, I ate it at Mori Station. There were 2 squids at a lunch box. I felt nostalgic about a taste of salty sweet squid and a texture of glutinous rice. It was good point that rice was not too sticky, too. The boiled squid had a just tough and I enjoyed it.
Squid Stuffed with Rice and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Parking lot is not provided|
|Business hours||09:00 - Sold out|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
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|Mapcode||490 669 467*74|