Where is the Butter
In the Sapporo Ramen
At new Koyuki?
Hokkaido is the second largest island in the Japanese archipelago. Being further north, the island has a colder climate than the rest of the country. As a result, the place is known for its seafood like the heavenly Bafun uni and hairy crab, agriculture, dairy products, and the heartiest and renown bowls of ramen. In fact, miso ramen was invented on this island. It is no coincidence the locally beloved Santouka chain’s full name is Hokkaido Ramen Santouka.
When I visited Koyuki Sapporo Ramen I was expecting bowls of noodles bathed in a rich broth augmented with butter (remember Hokkaido is known for their dairy and Sapporo is the biggest city on the island).