Eating my way around Hokkaido – 4

Here’s number 4 in my posts on Eating my way around Hokkaido. This time, I’m focusing on the food places that I went to with my shared house mates.

Butadon Ippin [十勝豚丼いっぴん]

One of the great things about staying at our shared house was meeting all the different people. Luckily, most of us got along really well. So a big group of us went out for dinner one night at this pork rice bowl restaurant called Kotachi Butadon Ippinor 十勝豚丼いっぴん in Japanese. It’s a chain of restaurants in Hokkaido specializing in just pork rice bowls.

Butadon Ippin in Sapporo’s Higashi Ward

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Eating my way around Hokkaido – 3

Time for the third installment of Eating my way around Hokkaido. 

Afternoon dessert at the Sapporo Sweets Cafe

I heard about this wonderful underground dessert cafe on YouTube just before I left for Sapporo. Somebody had posted an entire episode of Journeys in Japan featuring Sapporo. The Sapporo guide for this episode is a fellow Canadian, Isis, who moved to Sapporo many years ago and is now a DJ and a TV show host.

My wife and I ended up going one afternoon after classes with one of our classmates. We had a free afternoon and I had wanted to visit the Sapporo Sweets Cafe. I had a little trouble finding the place. The underground city in Sapporo is quite large and all the shops seem to look the same. When I could finally find a WiFi hotspot, we were able to locate exactly where the Sweets Cafe was.

Desserts at the Sapporo Sweets Cafe

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Eating my way around Hokkaido – 2

Here’s more food from around Hokkaido. I just put all of my smartphone food photos from our month in Hokkaido into one single folder. It came out to 141 photos and 1.4 GB worth of foodiness. Here’s a smattering in this second installment of Eating my way around Hokkaido.

Lunch at Matsuya

¥980 lunch at Matsuya

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Fast Food in Japan

If you think you know what fast food is like, then think again.  When we think about fast food in Canada, some of the big names come to mind.  There’s obviously the grand-daddy of them all, McDonald’s.  There are other large burger chains like Burger King and Wendy’s.  There’s the quintessential Canadian favourite in Tim Horton’s.  Then what about in Japan?  Who are the big … Continue reading Fast Food in Japan