Hokkaido


November 2, 2016

Postcard from Hokkaido: Next-Level Ochazuke in Kushiro

by Furo-chan

I’ve had many a bowl of ochazuke in my life but never expected to be blown away by a rendition from a random little izakaya called Aburiya in Kushiro.

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October 26, 2016

Postcard from Hokkaido: Autumn Salmon at Washo Ichiba, Kushiro

by Furo-chan

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I paid a quick visit to Washo Ichiba, a sizeable fish market in Kushiro near the city hall.

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October 25, 2013

Furochan Eats: Out in Otaru, Hokkaido

by Furo-chan

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The temperature readings for the past week have been falling to lows of nines and elevens (that’s Celsius, for all you Americans out there).

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September 30, 2013

The Ramen Shaman: Ezo Fukurou Visits America

by Will VanderWyden

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I may have missed the recent LA Ramen Yokocho Fest due to an unavoidable trip to Ohio, but I lucked out into finding out about Mitsuwa Market’s Hokkaido Festival in Torrance.

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September 16, 2013

Furochan Eats: Sapporo’s Soup Curry is a Joy Forever (Until You Finish Eating It)

by Furo-chan

“I hate Tokyo.” S’s face was perfectly serious. “Sapporo is so much better — less people, nice weather, great seafood, lots of snow… and Tokyo sucks during the summer.”

I’ll never hate Tokyo but you can’t argue with a Sapporo boy on that last point.

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May 20, 2013

Postcard from Hokkaido: Here’s Looking at YOU

by Will VanderWyden

This squid was swimming around, minding its own business just a couple minutes before this photo was taken.

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May 16, 2013

The Ramen Shaman: Miso Ramen at Sumire (Sapporo)

by Will VanderWyden

Los Angeles to San Francisco. San Francisco to Tokyo. Tokyo to Sapporo. Plane to train to subway to foot.

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March 8, 2012

Japanify: Ikuradon (Ode to Hokkaido)

by yoko

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There was an egg festival in my bowl of rice the other day. I placed a raw egg yolk on a mound of ikura (salmon roe) on top of my steaming hot bowl of rice.

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September 8, 2009

Hokkaido JUNKtion: Breakfast in the Company of No One

by yoko

Hakodate is a pretty lonely town. When you walk through the morning market or ichiba (Hakodate’s version of Tsukiji), shopsellers show their desperation as they shove sample pieces of melon and corn in your face.

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September 6, 2009

Hokkaido JUNKtion: Oujousushi (Hakodate)

by yoko

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Hakodate is famous for its fresh seafood, so eating sushi was necessary. Being total newbies to the area, we chose a sushi restaurant that was listed in our JTB (Japan Travel Bureau) guide magazine.

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