Monday, September 26, 2016

あじさい (Ajisai in Hakodate, Hokkaido)

函館麺厨房あじさい 本店

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Ajisai is a bit of a mini-chain, and one of the reasons that Hakodate, in the southern part of Hokkaido, is an area known for shio, salt ramen.

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While the famous Goryokaku Fort, Japan's first Western-style military citadel may be the most visited attraction in the area, I was here for the noodles.

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A simple mantra.

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Oh yeah!

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I'll give it a solid so-so rating. Ajisai has been around a while, and in the meantime a lot of chefs, mostly in Tokyo, have elevated shio ramen to another level.

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While shio has become a gourmet style, the old guard have remained simple and true. Check this one out if you are a completionist, otherwise consider other slurps.

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Official site here.

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Map of 29-22 Goryōkakuchō, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaidō 040-0001

北海道函館市五稜郭町29-22
Hokkaido, Hakodate-shi, Goryokakucho 29-22
Closest station: Goryokakuenmae

Open 11:00-20:30
Closed Mondays