Places to eat in Hokkaido

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    Ramen Yokocho: Easy to miss but worth to look for

    by konniemario Written Oct 22, 2006

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    This famous alley is crammed with 16 ramen noodle shops, price range are similar and no matter what you order, it's surely going to be worth it. Most stores are small but they make your ramen on the spot so it tastes fresh and yummy. Try one of the specialties wherein it's got some snow crab meat (the real thing). You definitely won't regret it...

    Favorite Dish: Miso based with snow crab ramen

    yummy ramen in the ramen alley

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    Ramen Rupublic: When you dig for ramen....

    by konniemario Written Oct 22, 2006

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    It's really more of a cluster of small restaurants serving mostly ramen. Although ramen is known to originate from the southern part of Japan, Sapporo also boasts of its own ramen. And this place has about 10 small stores which enable you to sample the different famous ramen from all over Japan. Although we only went to one of it, it already gave you quite an idea on how delicious the ramens are.

    Favorite Dish: The ramen you have here have different soup base -- salt, miso or soya. All are good, if you ask me ;-) Just sample any and you won't be sorry.

    Asahikawa-type ramen

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    Nijo Fish Market: Already miss the salmon!

    by konniemario Written Oct 21, 2006

    If you have like half a day in Sapporo, make sure you stop by the Nijo Fish Market and have some of the fresh sea food there. We had lunch there twice and we enjoyed it very much. Most of the resaurants or shops are rather small but when you see locals eating there themselves, you know they are not tourist traps. Prices are reasonable and the seafood are really fresh! Famous dish include the salmon and salmon roe and it's really something to die for. Try some of the snowcrab soup, too.

    Favorite Dish: Famous dish include the salmon and salmon roe and it's really something to die for. Try some of the snowcrab soup, too.

    yummy salmon and salmon roe
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    Fresh seafood aplenty!

    by idy Updated Sep 30, 2005

    Fresh seafood is aplenty in Hokkaido, especially hairy crabs. Unfortunately, the crabs are usually boiled and turn out to be pretty bland. Perhaps you could say this is in-line with how the Japanese like their food (i.e. not overly savoury).

    The best fresh seafood can be had if you dine at a diner run by a seafood market. The diner is usually above the market or adjoining. Diners can first browse the seafood market to choose what they wish to eat (sashimi, sea urchins, scallops, eel, fish roe, etc). The staff will prepare whatever you have picked and serve it to you in the diner.

    Of course, at the diner, you can also order from the menu. Some diners have specialities such as steel pot rice or seafood steamboat.

    Favorite Dish: Whatever that is fresh and raw that you dare to eat. Sashimi, fish roe, sea urchins!

    Hairy crab steamboat Steel pot rice with hairy crab As fresh as it gets!

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    Japanese table BBQ

    by idy Written Sep 30, 2005

    I don't know what the Japanese term for the table BBQ is, but if you have the chance to try it, grab it! Basically the restaurant provides a variety of uncooked food and a large hotplate on which to cook it.

    The items you can expect include slices of meat cut very thinly, gyoza (dumplings), slices of fish, prawns, scallops, tofu and vegetables like bean sprouts and sweet corn. There will also be pieces of butter which diners melt on the hotplate before cooking.

    Miso soup and rice will be provided as well.

    Favorite Dish: If you feel like spoiling yourself, get a melt-in-your-mouth Kobe beef steak, which will be sliced and serve to you raw. You can then cook it however you please.

    Seafood lovers may also want to order fresh abalone, which the restaurant will grill live. However, you may not want to watch this if you want to enjoy eating your abalone.

    BBQ that!

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    A traditional Japanese meal

    by idy Written Sep 29, 2005

    You can arrange for a traditional Japanese meal to be served at any restaurant in a hotel. This means you will sit on the tatami flooring and dine from low tables, in a private room. You can even dine wearing the yukata if you wish.

    The food items usually include assorted sashimi, tenpura, fried fish, sushi, rice, miso soup, vegetable soup, chawanmushi and fruits. In Hokkaido, the well-known hairy crab will be served as the main item.

    Favorite Dish: Try everything, it's a unique experience!

    A traditional Japanese spread

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    Tokeidai Ramen: That special bowl of ramen....

    by His_Beloved Updated Jun 18, 2004

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    Every area in Japan has their special kind of ramen, and in Hokkaido their specialty is butter corn ramen. Tokeidai Ramen, named after the famous clock tower just blocks away, has some of the best ramen in Sapporo and is recommended by Japanese tour guide books, local hotels, and is even sold for home consumption at the airport! Of course, they have lot's of other kinds of ramen besides the local butter corn, and I'm sure you won't be disappointed either way.

    Favorite Dish: Butter Corn Ramen. Butter isn't something you usually find in ramen, but in this case, the flavour is well complimented by the shop's local ramen recipe.

    great ramen on a cold day...
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    Seafood to drool over

    by sherryl Written Jan 26, 2003

    Traditional Japanese restaurant. Floor seating unless you want stools at the chef's counter bar. Attentive staff and food that is exquisetly presented. Prices range from Yen1000 to 3000. The wide variety of sushi, soups, sashimi and dishes that you can cook at your table. Alcoholic beverages and delicious green tea.

    Favorite Dish: Sashimi

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    a number of restaurants will probably serve this: Don't Miss eating Jingis Khan

    by KevinMichael Written Jun 2, 2005

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    Jingis Khan is the specialty food of Hokkaido. Here people like to chow down on the broiled lamb.

    It's rather tasty and worth a try more than once.

    Yum yum.

    My friend Yulia & I enjoying Hokkaido's specialty
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