Onuma Dumplings That Onuma Is Noted for -Numa-no-Ie in Nanae-
November 3rd, 2017
Numa-no-Ie (沼の家) is a long-established Japanese-style confectionary store between Lake Onuma and JR Onuma Koen Station in Nanae town located in the north part of Hakodate city, and has opened a business since 1905. Onuma Dumplings (大沼だんご) devised by Mr. Kamekichi Horiguchi (堀口亀吉), the founder, is famous. A box of the Onuma Dumplings represents the Lake Onuma and Lake Konuma, the dumplings without skewers represent 127 small islands floating on the lakes. They serve 2 types of the Onuma Dumplings, sweet red bean paste (餡) and sweet sesame paste (胡麻), and 2 sizes, large size (大) and small size (小). The Onuma Dumplings with Sweet Red Bean Paste is sold at Limited Express Super Hokuto (スーパー北斗), too, but the Onuma Dumplings with Sweet Sesame Paste is sold only at this store.
I visited here around 11:00 on weekdays in mid October, just beautiful fall foliage. The store was crowded with about 20 customers when I came. It is very popular, after all. People that happened to be there said "The customers sometimes form a line at an entrance, and the Onuma Dumplings sometimes are sold out, too". The Numa-no-Ie sold various Japanese sweets, and the Onuma Dumplings were most popular, after all. Almost customers bought the Onuma Dumplings in succession. I bought small size of both the Onuma Dumplings, too. The small size is JPY 390 per one. The large size is JPY 650 per one.
Eating spaces are provided at the store and around the store. I sat at the table near the entrance. A lot of the customers visited the store while sitting at the table. The box that separates into a large part as the Lake onuma and a small part as the Lake Konuma appears after taking off a package. The large part has the dumplings with the sweet red bean paste or the sweet sesame paste, and the small part has the dumplings with the sweet soy paste. To eat scallion-shaped dumplings with a thick toothpick. The dumplings are soft, and the sweet red bean paste, the sweet sesame paste and the sweet soy paste are not too sweet and are good taste. Its flavor expiration date is only a day. I suppose that the dumplings get hard and its situtation is not most tasty if a day passes. I feel a little awkward serving the most tasty Onuma Dumplings. By the way, a small-size is for one person, and my stomach got bigger by 2 small size Onuma Dumplings.
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (4 cars)|
|Regular closing day||New Year's holiday season|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||86 815 447*44|
A page of Onuma Quasi-National Park is here
Onuma Quasi-National Park