What to Eat in Hokkaido - 6 Amazing Local Food You Should Try
Eating delicious local cuisine is one of the most important things, isn't it? Hokkaido is the northernmost and the biggest island in Japan with full of unique and must things to do and eat. Here is the guide to the best local food you can eat in Hokkaido and also some recommended restaurants so you can try them.
It is a dish where mutton or lamb and vegetables are cooked on a dome-shaped grill in the middle of the table. They are usually dipped in a soy sauce based sauce and eaten right off the grill. It is not common to eat mutton at the rest of the regions in Japan but you can find many Jingiskan restaurants in Hokkaido.
You can eat crabs in a variety of ways in Hokkaido, such as sushi and shabu shabu (Japanese hot pot).
One is Sapporo ramen, which originated in the capital city Sapporo, which is the birthplace of miso ramen. It is a rich and creamy miso soup with toppings like roast pork and corn.
The second one is Asahikawa ramen. The special soup is a blend of soy sauce, pork and chicken stocks, and a seafood broth. The bowl is topped with melted lard to prevent the soup from cooling.
The last one is Hakodate ramen, a kind of "shio" (salt) ramen. The soup is made from chicken and pork broth and toppings are usually roast pork and spinach.
Ishikari Nabe (石狩鍋)
What is special for this hot pot is that it has plenty of salmon, vegetables and tofu with the miso flavored soup. The rich, creamy, and slightly sweet white miso soup makes the ingredients incredibly delicious. Hokkaido is famous for its high-quality seafood including crabs, and the salmon is not exceptional.They often put butter that adds the flavor.
The sauce is rich and savory and the pork is very tender and juicy, which are incredibly delicious and go well with rice. It is also known for a dish to recover from fatigue because it contains much protein and vitamin that give you energy.
Shiroi Koibito (白い恋人)
It consists of white chocolate sandwiched between langue de chat, French-style cookie. The langue de chat is baked thinly, which creates very light and crispy texture and easily melts in your mouth. The rich white chocolate is made only for Shiroi Koibito to generate a great combination of langue de chat and the chocolate.
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