- September 28th, 2014
[Takahashi Manjuya in Obihiro] Surprise Salty Cheese Flavored Imagawa-yaki Japanese Muffin
Takahashi Manjuya (高橋まんじゅう屋) is a long-established a long established imagawa-yaki cake shop facing Denshin-dori Street in Obihiro city, and has been established since 1954, and is a little far away from Obihiro Station. Their popular name is Taka-Man (たかまん), and they are loved by local people. Mr. Michiaki Takahashi (高橋 道明) is a shop owner at present. The Takahashi Manjuya is famous as a shop to be sometimes visited by Ms. Nana Takagi (髙木 菜那) and Ms. Miho Takagi (髙木 美帆), speed skaters won gold medals in Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Their Imagawa-yaki Japanese Muffin (今川焼き * Japanese muffin served hot) is famous, and they serve shaved ice with flavored syrup (かき氷), soft verve ice cream, steamed pork buns (肉まん), steamed breads (蒸しぱん) and so on.
The shop on the 1st floor of a 2 story house is not large, and the appearance of the building has Japanese style decoration. A place for custmers to enjoy foods and drinks is provided at the shop, and I guess that even family customers enjoy sweets. Water and Japanese tea are available at a self-service counter.
A highway bus "Potato Liner (ポテトライナー)" runs between the Obihiro and the Sapporo, and a express bus "North Liner-go (ノースライナー号)" runs between the Obihiro and Asahikawa. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Obihiro Station and Obihiro Airport.
Obihiro (帯広) that about 170,000 people live is the 6th largest commercial city in Hokkaido, and is one of regional hub cities of the Eastern Hokkaido area. It has flourished as the center of the Tokachi district. The Obihiro is also a stockyard for agricultural products in whole Tokachi district, and Potato, Beet, Wheat and Chinese Yam are famous as a local product. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 30 degrees in a summer, and it is cold that temperature falls to nearly -20 degrees in a winter. It has a large temperature gap, but it has less snow relatively in the Hokkaido. Therefore skating is popular in the winter. Mr. Hiroyasu Shimizu, an olympic gold medalist, come from the Obihiro, and there is much competition population of the skating. Read More
Imagawa-yaki Japanese Muffin
I heard that the Imagawa-yaki Japanese Muffin was tasty, so I visited here around 14:00. They served 2 types of flavor, Sweet Bean Jam Flavor and Cheese Flavor. The price was JPY 100 per one. Since I was there, I bought both types of the Imagawa-yaki Japanese Muffin. The price was JPY 200 in total. They served those on a dish, so I decided to eat at the shop.
First I ate the Sweet Bean Jam Flavor called a standard Imagawa-yaki Japanese Muffin. Its diameter was around 5 cm, and its thickness was about 3 cm. Outside was hard and inside was moisty. Chewy crust had nice texture. The sweet bean jam made from adzuki beans produced in Tokachi was not too sweet. It was tasty!
My surprise was the Cheese Flavor. I was also surprised at "チーズ (Cheese)" written on the surface of the crust, but It was not only that. In most other cases, sweet cheese was used in the Imagawa-yaki Japanese Muffin because the sweetness of the crust was suit for the sweet cheese, so I misunderstood and thought that the cheese was sweet. But the cheese was salty taste when I ate it. It went well with the sweetness of the crust. It was also tasty! I knew that a popular reason of the Takahashi Manjuya. Thanks for the tasty Imagawa-yaki Japanese Muffin!
|Parking lot||Parking is provided (8 Cars)|
|Business hours||From Monday to Saturday 09:00-21:00, Sunday and National holidays 09:00-20:00|
|Regular closing day||Wednesday|
|Home page||Home page is not provided|
|Mapcode||124 625 785*06|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Obihiro. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Obihiro is here
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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