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Sunday, July 03, 2011

Sapporo Ramen Kyowakoku (Republic) (札幌ら~めん共和国)| Ramen Theme Park in Sapporo

The "Sapporo Ramen Kyowakoku (Republic)", a theme park on the 10th floor of the ESTA commercial complex located next to the JR Sapporo Station, is home to Hokkaido's most famous ramen shops, providing ramen lovers with the opportunity to enjoy delicious ramen at a variety of shops.

The theme park consists of eight famous ramen shops, focused on Hokkaido's four great ramen area; Sapporo, Asahikawa, Hakodate, and Kushiro.
The shops are regularly changed so that we can enjoy as many popular ramen shops as possible!

An early postwar Sapporo town has been reproduced to create a retro atmosphere, with a steam locomotive, wooden station building, shrines, and so on.

Since its opening in 2004, many tourists and local people have visited the theme park to Enjoy Hokkaido's famous ramen!

First, we entered "Baikouken", one of the famous Asahikawa ramen shops!

We ordered a miso ramen.

They use chicken, pork and fish to make the broth, which really suits curly ramen noodles! I definitely recommend it!

Next, we went to "Ajisai", one of the famous Hakodate ramen shops.

It is famous for shio (salt-flavor) ramen, but

we wanted to eat something special and ordered "tsuke-men", ramen noodles dipped in the soup.

They have some original seasonings such as special chili oil/ powder, and pepper.

Here comes "tsuke-men"! The noodles and soup are served separately like this!

I ordered cold noodles and

hot soup!

 The soup contains pork, naganegi onion, and

and some soft menma (bamboo shoot)!

This is fish powder and you can adjust the soup flavor with it if you want!

The Republic holds the "Summer Noodle Fair" until the 19th of August and we also tried a summerlike ramen!

Then we went to "Shirakaba-Sansou", one of the popular Sapporo ramen shops.

This ramen shop reminds me of this free boiled eggs. You can eat it before or with ramen!

Here comes a "bukkake ramen", cold noodles which is topped with grated daikon radish and something sticky to eat; raw egg, deep-fried Chinese yam, some okra, nameko and enoki mushrooms etc.

I love cold noodles in the summer time!

This deep-fried grated yam is very recommendable! It's very crispy outside, and very soft inside!

The other ramen shops in the Ramen Kyowakoku as of 2011/07/03 are.............
"Daishin", a Sapporo ramen shop,

"Sora", a Sapporo ramen shop,

"Nishiya", a Monbetsu ramen shop (in the Okhotsk area),

"Keyaki", a Sapporo ramen shop,

and "Keisuke", a Tokyo ramen shop.

There are so many ramen shops on the same floor that you must find your favorite one among them!

After eating, you can enjoy a souvenir shop in the same compound!

The shops in the Ramen Kyowakoku have mini-ramen service so that you can enjoy/ compare several ramens at different shops!

■Where is the Sapporo Ramen Kyowakoku (札幌ら~めん共和国)?

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■Tour guide information■
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RC said...

Great, informative post! and the photos make me hungry!

ofsuitsandmen said...

What time does this ramen theme park open?

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