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Specialty products in Northern island of Hokkaido


Contents


  1. Hokkaido’s Sea food
2. Hokkaido’s Dairy Products

3. Hokkaido Ramen noodle

4. Summary

 

The food of Hokkaido is one of the northern island’s biggest attractions, especially the high quality seafood caught in its cold waters and the agricultural products grown on its wide farmlands.

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Hokkaido Sea food

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Hokkaido is renowned for the high quality and freshness of its seafood.Within the prefecture some areas are particularly famous for a certain product, such as sea urchin. Some other highly celebrated seafood products are crab, squid, salmon roe and scallops.  A popular way to sample the prefecture’s famous seafood is visiting a fish market and having a rice bowl breakfast.

 

Hokkaido Dairy Products

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Thanks to its expansive countryside, Hokkaido is able to support a massive dairy industry.  The prefecture produces about half of the country’s milk, of which is used for drinking while the rest is processed into other dairy products like butter, cheese, yoghurt and ice cream.

Inside Hokkaido, travelers many notice that dairy products are used in dishes more often than elsewhere in the country.  For instance, ramen noodle is frequently served with a slice of butter on top.

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Hokkaido Ramen noodle

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Ramen is a noodle soup dish that has its origins in China, but was imported to Japan during the Meiji Period and then Japanized.  It is popular throughout the country, but is also well known as a specialty of Hokkaido.

The soup base, noodles and toppings used for ramen vary across Japan, and even within Hokkaido there are variations between the regions.  While Sapporo is known for its miso based broths, salt based broths is in Hakodate, soy source based in Asahikawa.

Summary

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Hokkaido is renowned for the high quality and freshness of its seafood.

Thanks to its expansive countryside, Hokkaido is able to support a massive dairy industry.

Ramen is also well known as a specialty of Hokkaido.

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