Dorayaki Cake and Ganso Yamaoyaji Cookie Have 100-years History Taste -Senshuan Sohonke in Hakodate-
December 7th, 2014
Senshuan Sohonke (千秋庵総本家) is a long-established confectionary in Horai-chou, Hakodate city and was founded in 1860. It is the second oldness in the existing confectionaries in Hokkaido, but I think that it is the oldest confectionary opened in Hokkaido. As for an origin of Senshuan (千秋庵), founder Kichibee Sasaki (佐々木吉兵衛) was from former Akita prefecture and seemed to be named because of missing Akita of hometown. He had a good sense that waiting impatiently (proverb) is punned on Akita. * A kanji is used "秋" together. In addition, they have a big influence because Senshuan Sohonke is a root of Sapporo Senshuan (札幌千秋庵) and Rokkatei (六花亭).
Senshuan Sohonke has the head store and branch stores in Hakodate city. I visited the head store in the foot of Mt. Hakodate. Both appearance of a building and interior decoration had a long-established atmosphere. When I asked a waitress recommendation, she replied that 100-years regular cake were Dorayaki Cake (どら焼き) and Ganso Yamaoyaji Cookie (元祖山親爺). As was expected, it was a long-established confectionary. A period of the bestseller was long beyond my imagination. I ordered them to relish the history. As for the price, the Dorayaki Cake was JPY 194, the Ganso Yamaoyaji Cookie was JPY 324.
A place for customers to enjoy foods and drinks was also at the store and I ate there. A cup of tea was served freely, too. At first, I ate the Dorayaki Cake. Bean jam was close-packed at the Dorayaki Cake, and the cake was fluffy texture. A taste of egg and just right sweetness were tasty.
I ate the Ganso Yamaoyaji Cookie successively. Because the cookie of Sapporo Senshuan is Yamaoyaji Cookie, Ganso (Orination) is added before Yamaoyaji Cookie. It is a funky visual cookie that a bear put on his ski. Such a picture was created 100 years ago. It had a crunchy texture, and a taste of butter was rich. A lot of elegant women came to the long-established store.
Dorayaki Cake of Senshuan Sohonke is found on Amazon.
|Parking lot||Parking is provided (7 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||86 041 022*47|
A page of Hakodate is here