We were practically starving by the time we reached our hotel in Sapporo. After all, it took us approximately 2 hours to get there by bus! (It's normally an hour but the ice on the road made it a lot harder to drive, hence the delay.)
All thoughts on finding something that the locals patronised were out of the window, especially with three famished kids.
Fortunately, we chanced upon this ramen joint just a few minutes walk down from the hotel. A nondescript place with probably only 15 seats, it was a rather welcoming sight especially when you are out in the freezing snow. PS: I am still trying to find out what is the name of this place.
We quickly had a glance of the menu (All in Japanese) and pointed our way through the ordering. Thankfully the chef understood and our items arrived spot on.
If you have been reading for a while, you would know that my firstborn has quite a preference for japanese food. He could literally have it for every single meal. So I guess he could be a qualified critic for a certain level quality check. So I guess when he said, 'This is the BEST RAMEN EVER.' It does hold some weight.
And it was certainly delish! The broth was thick and full of the essence of slow boiled pork broth. But the clincher was definitely the noodles which oozes the flavour of its intense broth that it was cooked in.
They also had this set meal that was 1300Y which had a side of gyoza, Ramen and a fresh pint of sapporo. Pretty good value, I reckon.
We ate to our hearts content. It was a good start to our gastronomic trip in Japan.
Now to find the name of this joint!