- December 6th, 2014
[Ikameshi Abe Shoten in Mori] Squid Stuffed with Rice Won Championship 44 Times in "Ancestor Celebrity Station Lunch and National Gourmet Fair"
Ikameshi Abe Shoten (株式会社 いかめし阿部商店) corp. is a squid stuffed with rice (イカ飯 * Ikameshi) manufacturer founded in 1903 in Mori town located in the northwestern part of Hakodate city, and started as a station lunch production sales company. Means of transportation was only a train in those days. Since Mori Station has been located along a railroad main line between Honshu and Sapporo, I guess that a lot of passengers got on trains. The squid stuffed with the rice was released in 1940, and it has become a popular lunch in an instant.
Squid Stuffed with Rice
The squid stuffed with rice is a Japanese box lunch, and the rice mixed nonglutinous rice with glutinous rice puts 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 rice and crab meat rice (かにめし) in Oshamambe are well-known among the 3 best lunch boxes 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 even now.
It is sold only at Shibata Shoten (柴田商店) at a station square. Except it, vacuum‐seal Squid Stuffed with Rice is sold in various places. I visited the Shibata Shoten to eat the squid stuffed with rice at best by only a day this time. Both the appearance of the store and the interior decoration had an atmosphere of the Showa period. I bought the squid stuffed with 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. 2 squids were 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. Thanks for the tasty meal!
Squid Stuffed with Rice and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
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