Cold Udon Served with Concentrated Broth and Asparagus Tempura with About 20 cm in Length -Kabato Seimenjo in Tobetsu-
July 21st, 2017
Kabato Seimenjo (かばと製麺所) is a self-service udon noodle restraunt in Tobetsu located in the northeast part of Sapporo and has opened a business since 2011, and is famous for always lines. In a winter, it close a business and opens Mandegan Gaiden (まんでがん外伝) in Sapporo. They open a business in Tobetsu in a summer and open a business in Sapporo in the winter. Mr. Kenichi Hashimoto (橋本憲一), a restraunt owner, trained a cooking at famous Udon restraunt Ikegami Seimenjo (池上製麺所) in Kagawa Prefecture, so customers can enjoy the genuine taste of Kagawa udon in Hokkaido. He takes his ingredients produced in Tobetsu seriously, and they use wheat flour Kitahonami (きたほなみ) produced in Tobetsu and a lot of vegetables produced in Tobetsu for tempura.
I visited here around 13:30 on weekdays. A lot of cars parked on a parking lot. I expected a line at a building, but the customers did not form the line. How to order is as follows. 1. The customers order udon noodles at a cash desk. 2. A waitress serve a number after the payment. 3. The customers get the udon noodles after the number is announced. 4. The customers get tempura after spice the udon noodle if the cutomers order the tempura. 5. Tables are provided at inside and outside of the building, so the customers sit down to vacant seats, and water is helped themselves. It is different order with restaurant chains because they want the customers to eat fresh udon.
I asked the waitress restraunt's recommendation, and she told me that cold udon served with concentrated broth (冷ぶっかけうどん) was most popular. The customers can choose from 1 serving of the udon noodles to 3 servings of the udon noodles. I ordered the cold udon served with concentrated broth and a serving of the udon noodles. In addition, tempura was popular, too, and I was going to order the vegetable tempura produced in the Tobetsu, but except asparagus tempura (アスパラ天ぷら), the vegetable tempura were out of stock. The tempura were popular, after all. Therefore, I ordered prawn tempura (エビ天ぷら) and chicken tempura (カシワ天ぷら) as well as the asparagus tempura. The prices were JPY 830 in total. After ordering, I waited for about 20 minutes and my number was announced. By the way, about 10 customers except me waited for announcing their numbers.
I ate the udon noodles at an outside table since the weather was very nice. A field came into sight and it had a good atomosphere. First of all, the asparagus tempura caught my eyes. It was very long and had about 20 cm in length. In addition, the chicken tempura was large, too, and was like a fried chicken. I topped the cold udon served with concentrated broth with temupra and ate it. The udon noodles were thick and chewy. Those were really filling, and were tasty! Tempura were fresh out of the kitchen, so texture was crispy. Those were tasty, too.
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|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (20 cars)|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day, and from December to March|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||139 754 667*37|