Thursday, April 24, 2014

Kitanogurume - Sapporo Central Wholesale Market

A visit to Hokkaido is incomplete without enjoying the Hokkaido Crab. There are mainly four kinds of crabs in Hokkaido:

1) Hanasaki Crab aka Queen Crab
Hanasaki Crab - long easy-to-eat legs with delicate flavor
2) Hairy Crab
Hairy Crab is available through out the year
3) Snow crab or Frozen Crab Legs
4) King crab
King Crab
They all taste yummy!! So, where to get the big fresh crabbies in Sapporo? You must check out Kitanogurume.
Me with big fake crabby sign in front of Kitanogurume
Kitanogurume is the Sapporo Central Wholesale Market where you can find any Hokkaido produced food like large variety of marine products and agricultural produced.  
The ground floor of the market here is called "Kaisen-Ichiba Kitano Gourmet" where you can see many live crab, fresh marine products, and agricultural produce directly delivered from the district where they were grown or taken, and many Hokkaido seasonal items.
At the ground floor market
At the ground floor market
Opening Hours: It's open from 6am to 5pm daily.
Lotsa of crabs outside the entrance of the market

Ranging from 11,800 to 13,000+ yen...which is about RM300 to RM400+..gosh
Is this king crab?
Hmm...probably not enuf big to be a king is it? Wait till you see this....
TA-DA...boyfie caught the biggest king crab? The crab is even bigger than our face..
Boyfie showing the top view of the king crabby
Now..let's go checkout more crabbies inside the market..
More hairy crabs!
More live big crabbies
Caught u king crab..wht are you doing ah..goin into hairy crab tray?!
Do you know how much hair crab cost? 8,500 yen which is about RM270
Hair crab and abalone
Frozen Crab for 9980 yen (RM318)
I want all these crabbies back! slurrpp

There are other marine products also like the salmon fish
See how big is the salmon fish compared to boyfie's hand
Salmon fish is 16,800 yen which is about RM535
Live Awabi (Abalone)
Fat Shima Atka Mackarel for 1430 yen (RM45)
Raw king salmon for 1580 yen (RM50)

Upstairs this market, there is dining place called "Kaisen-Shokudo Kitano Gourmet-tei" where I had my satisfying lunch. I will blog about my meal in here in the next post. Stay tune yah!

How to get here?
4-1, N11, W22, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan Zip060-0011 Open 6:00 to 17:00 (Open everyday)
Phone : 011-621-3545
Facsimile : 011-621-3546

Map to Kitanogurume

For more info the access to this shop, please refer to the link here:
(Note: They do provide free shuttle service from and to your hotel (in Chuo Ward or Kita Ward, Sapporo Station))

For the full itinerary of my Hokkaido trip, checkout here.

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