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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Maruyama Pancake (円山ぱんけーき)7st. Beach cafe | Pancake Cafe | Sapporo

Today I'll show you the best pancake in Sapporo served by "Maruyama Pancake (円山ぱんけーき)", near Maruyama Station.

I like this cozy atmosphere and very friendly staff here!

Usually it is packed with a lot of customers especially during the lunch hours. Yes, this is a very popular cafe! The loft at this cafe has several comfortable sofas. Whch do you prefer, the 1st floor or the loft???

They are serving a couple of special pancake sets now to commemorate their 1st anniversary. (Congratulations!!)

I ordered an "angel pancake set"! The set includes a soft drink, tea, or coffee.

After customers order pancakes, they start to beat eggs to firm peaks form so that we can eat soft and fluffy pancakes! Sounds delicious♪
Well, well, well, it takes about 20 minutes to make pancakes................................ Please wait for a while! Hahaha!!

This is an "angel set"!!! Looks perfect!!!

The pancakes are unbelievably thick and soft!

See!!! These are like fluffy cushions!!!

Do you notice the pancakes contain a lot of merengue??? Yummy x 2!!

Cold vanilla ice cream really goes well with hot pancakes!!

You can pour butter over the pancakes!!

Look at the fruits beside the pancakes!

Strawberry, blueberry, mango, kiwi, dragon fruit, and so on............. What a wonderful pancake set!

Some fresh cream is under the fruits and we can put it on the pancakes!

I really recommend their pancakes!

■Where is "Maruyama Pancake (円山ぱんけーき)7st. Beach cafe"?

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Fukunoie Tanaka (ふくの家たなか)| Torafugu (Tiger Puffer) Specialty Restaurant | Sapporo

Have you ever eaten fugu?

Fugu is a very delicious and recommendable fish, but can be lethally poisonous!! Oops! Therefore, it must be carefully prepared to remove toxic parts and to avoid contaminating the meat. The restaurant preparation of fugu is very strictly controlled by the law in Japan and only chefs who have qualified through rigorous training are allowed to deal with the fish.

Torafugu (Tiger Puffer) is the most delicious and expensive in fugu family. It is so tasty that I really love it! Today we visited "Fukunoie Tanaka (ふくの家たなか)", a famous fugu specialty restaurant in Sapporo↓

We can book a private dining room if you group is consist of more than two people. Wonderful service, isn't it?
This horigoratsu which is a low, covered table table placed over a hole in the floor of a Japanese -style room makes us very relax! I love this atmosphere!

Well, well, well, let's have a party!

We ordered a torahugu with its shirako (soft roe) set↓

Do you know what kind of sake is in front of the beer bottle? This is hot sake with grilled fins of torahugu. I really recommend hugu sake, which has very distinctive aroma!

I'll show you their delicious dishes in the set menu!

■Jellied torafugu broth
I love this texture and flavor!

Sashimi and boiled torafugu
Their torafugu is delivered alive every day from Shimonoseki, Kyusyu. It is very fresh and their sashimi tastes enormously fantastic!
We can eat several parts of torahugu! Yummy x 2!!

I'm sure this is the king of sashimi!

■Grilled soft roe
This is very creamy!

I've never eaten such creamy row ever!!!!

■Deep-fried torahugu
This is very crispy and tasty! We can feel their professional skills!

Torafugu stew pot
I really recommend it!! Especially rice porridge with tarafugu broth is more than perfect!
First, they served some garland chrysanthemum and kuzu starch noodles.

Of course we can eat such big soft roe in a stew pot, too!

This is a stew pot!

This is fish meat of torahugu! Please dip it in ponzu (Japanese sauce made primarily of soy sauce and citrus juice). Wonderful!! 

This is its soft roe! Do you want to try this luxury food item???

They served some pickles, that means they will serve rice porridge with torafugu broth!
Usually after eating stew pots, we put rice in the remaining soup and cook delicious rice porridge! Sounds very appetizing, doesn't it???

This is my favorite!
The rice absorbed torafugu and vegetable juice!

Last but not least, we enjoyed yuzu citrus sherbet!

Are you interested in sake or Japanese rice wine?
We can drink hot sake with several parts of torahugu in this restaurant. I'll show you all of them, that means we tried all of them! Hahaha!

■Hot sake with grilled fins

Please enjoy the torafugu flavor!!

■Hot sake with grilled bones

Please compare fin sake and bone sake! We can enjoy the difference! It has distinctive aroma!

■Hot sake with soft roe

This is the best among torahugu sake! Please try this very creamy sake!

■Hot sake with grilled jaw

You must love this very fragrant sake!

We fully really enjoyed delicious torafugu today!

■Where is "Fukunoie Tanaka (ふくの家たなか)"?

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

CAFE NOBLE | Pancake Cafe | Sapporo

If you want to eat pancakes in the downtown area of Sapporo, how about "CAFE NOBLE"?

This cafe is on the 2nd floor of Mitsukoshi north building (三越北館)↓, near Odori Park! Good location, isn't it?

Their pancakes are very popular, but they serve cakes and parfaits, too!

Look at the dessert-type and lunch-type pancakes! Which should I choose??? Both of them are appetizing!!!

Anyway, let's enter it!

I think women like this kind of ambient lighting............. (too gorgeous for me! Hahaha!)

Well, well, well...............
They serve several kinds of pancakes...........
Pancakes with salty caramel sauce and slices of bananas sound very yummy x 2! Pancakes with chocolate sauce and slices of pears also sounds perfect............

After all, I ordered a fruit pancake set because I love fruits very much!

Several kinds of fruits are on the top! How cute it is!!!

If you are a fruit lover, I'm sure you'll love it!

Please eat it with a lot of fresh cream and/or butter cream! Yummy x 2!

Some kinds of berries and slices of bananas are between pancakes! Wow! Wow! Wow!

You can pour extra maple syrup  over the pancakes!

We had a wonderful tea time at this cafe!

■Where is "CAFE NOBLE"?

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■Tour guide information■
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