• April 1st, 2015
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[Etude Western Confectionery Store in Asahikawa] Ohirune Pudding with Smooth Texture and Rich Egg Taste

Etude Western Confectionery Store

Etude Western Confectionery Store (エチュード洋菓子店) is a popular western confectionery store based in Asahikawa city, and Etude Western Confectionery Store corp. has run it since 1984, and Mr. Hiroyuki Matsunae (松苗 博行) is a company president. The head office is in Asahi-machi, and branches open a business in Toko and Suehiro. Baked sweets such as Asahikawa Souffle (旭川スフレ) and Tenshi-no-Hohoemi Cheese Tart (天使のほほえみ) are known, but no matter what, Ohirune Pudding (ひよこのお昼ねプリン * Baby Chick's Lunchtime Nap Pudding) is very famous. That got the first place in "Pudding Palace (プリンの殿堂) 2006". In addition, the Ohirune Pudding appeared in Beautiful Bones: Sakurako's Investigation (櫻子さんの足下には死体が埋まっている), a famous anime, and is reported in the overseas website.

Movie of Beautiful Bones: Sakurako's Investigation

My visited place is the head office near Hokkaido University of Education Asahikawa Campus (北海道教育大学 旭川校). The store with a typical atmosphere such as a western local confectionery store is not large. Because the Ohirune Pudding is introduced by Goro Hidaka Show (日高晤郎ショー) broadcasted for nearly 30 years in Hokkaido, a commemorative shield is displayed at the store. That is great, and the Ohirune Pudding got the best in Japan after all. A place for custmers to enjoy foods and drinks freely is not provided at the store.

Appearance of Building
Ohirune Pudding (Baby Chick's Lunchtime Nap Pudding) -Etude Western Confectionery Store in Asahikawa

High Speed Asahikawa-go (高速あさひかわ号) and Express Nayoro-go (高速なよろ号), express buses, runs between the Asahikawa and the Sapporo, and Taisetsu Liner (たいせつライナー), an express bus, runs between the Asahikawa and the New Chitose Airport, and Sunrise Asahikawa-Kushiro-go (サンライズ旭川・釧路号), an express bus, runs between the Asahikawa and Kushiro, and Limited Express Sekihoku-go (特急石北号), an express bus, runs between the Kitami and Asahikawa, and "North Liner-go (ノースライナー号)", an express bus, runs between the Asahikawa and Obihiro. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Asahikawa Station and Asahikawa Airport.

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
Jalan
Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Asahikawa
Jalan
Rakuten
Asahikawa Denki Kido(旭川電気軌道) From New Chitose Airport to Asahikawa
Jalan
Rakuten
Asahikawa Denki Kido(旭川電気軌道) From Asahikawa to New Chitose Airport
Jalan
Rakuten
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.
Jalan
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.
Jalan
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

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. Read More

Downtown of Asahikawa
ASAHIKAWA

Ohirune Pudding

I visited here around 15:00 on a weekday. My feature sweetd is the Ohirune Pudding. Raw materials are eggs produced in Higashi-asahikawa and milk produced in Okhotsk area, so customers can enjoy the taste of the Hokkaido. I purchased it immediately. The price was JPY 310. Because there was not a place for customers to enjoy foods at the store, I decided to return to my car, and to eat it.

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Ohirune Pudding from Top
Asahikawa, Ohirune Pudding (Baby Chick's Lunchtime Nap Pudding) -Etude Western Confectionery Store-

I unwrapped a packing with an illustration of a pretty chick, and put a spoon into pudding, and had a bite. It was very smooth, and tasted thick egg. It was tasty! The sweetness increased when I mixed the pudding with caramel sauce, and ate it. Thanks for the tasty pudding!

Ohirune Pudding Is Stabbed with Spoon
Asahikawa, Ohirune Pudding (Baby Chick's Lunchtime Nap Pudding) -Etude Western Confectionery Store-
Thick Egg Taste
Asahikawa, Ohirune Pudding (Baby Chick's Lunchtime Nap Pudding) -Etude Western Confectionery Store-
Caramel Sauce at Bottom
Asahikawa, Ohirune Pudding (Baby Chick's Lunchtime Nap Pudding) -Etude Western Confectionery Store-
I Stirred Pudding
Asahikawa, Ohirune Pudding (Baby Chick's Lunchtime Nap Pudding) -Etude Western Confectionery Store-
Sweetness Increased
Asahikawa, Ohirune Pudding (Baby Chick's Lunchtime Nap Pudding) -Etude Western Confectionery Store-
Parking lot Free parking is provided (3 Cars)
Business hours 10:00-19:30
Regular closing day Wednesday
Telephone number +81-166-54-7899
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 79 432 284*12

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Asahikawa. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Hotel WBF Grande Asahikawa(ホテルWBFグランデ旭川)
JR Inn Asahikawa(JRイン旭川)
Hoshino Resorts OMO7 Asahikawa(星野リゾート OMO7 旭川)
Jalan
Premier Hotel -CABIN- Asahikawa(プレミアホテル―CABIN―旭川)
Hotel Trend Asahikawa(ホテルトレンド旭川)
Super Hotel Asahikawa(スーパーホテル旭川 天然温泉 大雪山の湯)
Asahikawa Toyo Hotel(旭川トーヨーホテル)
R Hotels Inn Hokkaido Asahikawa(Rホテルズイン北海道旭川)
Jalan
Hotel Route Inn Grand Asahikawa Ekimae(ホテルルートインGrand旭川駅前)
Smile Hotel Asahikawa(スマイルホテル旭川)
Hotel Crescent Asahikawa(ホテルクレッセント旭川)
Y's Hotel Asahikawa Ekimae(Y’s HOTEL旭川駅前)
Kuretake Inn Asahikawa(くれたけイン旭川)
Art Hotel Asahikawa(アートホテル旭川)
Dormy Inn Asahikawa(天然温泉 神威の湯 ドーミーイン旭川)
9C Hotel Asahikawa(9Cホテル旭川)
Booking
Hotel Liberte Asahikawa(ホテルリベルテ旭川)
Hotel Mates Asahikawa(ホテルメイツ旭川)
Booking
Court Hotel Asahikawa(コートホテル旭川)
Asahikawa Park Hotel(旭川パークホテル)
Asahikawa Plaza Hotel(旭川プラザホテル)
Asahikawa Sun Hotel(旭川サンホテル)
Toyoko Inn Asahikawa-Eki Higashiguchi(東横イン旭川駅東口)
Booking
Asahikawa Mongoru-mura(旭川モンゴル村)
Booking
Jalan
Guest House Asahikawa Ride(ゲストハウス アサヒカワライド)
Hotel Tetora Asahikawa Station(ホテルテトラ旭川駅前)
Sora E Hotel Asahikawa(ソラヘホテル)
Jalan
Hotel Route-Inn Asahikawa Ekimae Ichijodori(ルートイン旭川駅前一条通)
Yado Retro House Ginza Asahikawa(宿レトロハウス銀座旭川)
Jalan
Toyoko Inn Asahikawa Ekimae Ichijodori(東横イン旭川駅前一条通)
Booking
Hotel Penthouse Asahikawa(ホテルペントハウス旭川)
HP
Jalan
Asahikawa Capital Hotel(旭川キャピタルホテル)
HP
Booking
Business Hotel Asuka(ビジネスホテル飛鳥)
HP
Booking
Ryokan Fujien(旅館 不二苑)
Booking
Ryokan Senshoen(和風旅館扇松園)
Takasago Onsen(高砂温泉)
A-Gate Hotel(えーげーと ほてる)
Booking
Ryotei Yukinoya(旅亭 雪の屋)
Booking
Jalan
Ospa Court Miyamae(オスパーコート宮前)
HP
Booking
Ryokan Tsuji(旅館 つじ)
HP
Booking
Jalan
Toukaen(東花苑)
Booking
Jalan
HOTEL KANDA(ホテル カンダ)
Booking
Platon Hotel(プラトンホテル)
HP
Booking
Guest House Ito(ゲストハウス 伊東)
HP
Booking
Jalan
Tabi-no-Yado Patchwork(旅の宿パッチワーク)
Booking
Jalan
Tatsu-no-Yu Onsen(龍乃湯温泉)
HP
Booking
Yumin Backpackers(遊民バックパッカーズ)
Jalan
Rakuten
M's HOME(えむずや)
HP
Jalan
Rakuten
21th Century Woods(21世紀の森)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Asahikawa is here

Asahikawa

By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.

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