Top5 Hokkaido local specialty foods,3-Ramen( Sapporo, Hakodate and Asahikawa)!

Top5 Hokkaido local specialty foods,3-Ramen ( Sapporo, Hakodate and Asahikawa)!

I and my son ate Asahikawa Ramen after trekking Daisetsuzan National Park.

I’m Nobu, the certificate English guide in Japan for 7 years.I show you hidden Japan which you have never seen and heard!

1: Three popular Ramens in Hokkaido

There are three popular ramens in Hokkaido.Sapporo Ramen , Hakodate Ramen and Ashikawa Ramen.
Sapporo Ramen miso broth
Sapporo Ramen
Hakodate Ramen salt broth
Hakodate Ramen
Asahikawa Ramen soy sauce broth
Asahikawa Ramen

Sapporo Ramen is basically Miso Ramen and Hakodate Ramen is Shio( salt) Ramen.

But there are no specific restrictions on this.
I ate Asahikawa Ramen vegetable with salt broth, very delicious too!
Asahikawa is also an area with a large number of ramen stores relative to its population.

2:Typical Asahikawa Ramen W-soup

The soup is a combination of seafood, pork bones, chicken bones, and vegetables in a soy sauce sauce broth, and is relatively common. We call it as a W-soup. ( fish and pork)

Asahikawa is located in the center of Hokkaido and has nothing to do with the sea. So it has been developed as a distribution center since ancient times, and has a well-developed distribution network .

Map of Asahikawa and Hokkaido

Some sources point out the influence of the Ainu( Hokkaido native people)culture on pork bone soup, and there is a theory that the Ainu people inherited a food culture of cloudy pork bone soup called “sop,” which they had eaten for a long time.

Ainu ( Hokkaido native people)

3: Origin of Asahikawa Ramen

There are many theories about the origin of Asahikawa Ramen. The Chinese restaurant “Takeya Shokudo( restaurant) founded in 1922, which is said to be the root of Sapporo Ramen, opened a branch called “Horan” in Asahikawa in 1933.

Asahikawa Ramen Hachiya restaurant

After WW2,Hachiya, which was established as a ramen specialty restaurant in 1947 and has continued to this day, and Aoba, which started as a food stall in Asahikawa formed the typical Asahikawa style ramen. The characteristic elements of Asahikawa Ramen, such as W-soup and low water content noodles, were already taking shape at this time.

4:Asahikawa is one the top three ramen cities in Japan

Asahikawa is one of the top three cities with the many ramen shops by population, Sano city in Tochigi prefecture, Kitakata city and Asahikawa city.

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Asahikawa Ramen salt broth vegetable
Asahikawa Ramen salt broth Vegetable

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