Asahikawa Ramen is the definitive food that is a famous staple of Asahikawa city. Locally produced soy sauce is often used in the popular dish. The pork bone broth has a light taste and has a flavor that never becomes boring.
The Asahikawa Ramen Village is home to 8 ramen shops and is a popular destination for visitors to try the famed local noodles.
The suburbs of Asahikawa can see extreme temperature differences. In the summer, it can go over 30℃, and in the winter, it can drop to -20℃. The buckwheat for making the popular noodles can grow healthy here because of the climate.
Grilled Salted Pork Internals and Cheeks
It is said that Asahikawa is the birthplace of salted pork internals because the swinery industry used to flourish here. Pork internals were easily available.
It is popular to grill the pork over a charcoal fire so that the excess fat drips from the meat and the flavors are condensed.
In addition, one of the barbecue restaurants in Asahikawa is said to be the first to offer grilled pork cheeks.
Nowadays, these popular grilled dishes are regularly found on the menu of any Asahikawa barbecue restaurant. The texture is crispy and full of flavor when the fatty parts are grilled.