Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Kammeshi Cuisine + Steamboat + Tempura @Showa Shinzan Kazan-mura (Volcano Village)

If you are following my Hokkaido Trip travelogue here, I jumped the sequence a bit..hehe..so I have not yet share about my first meal in Hokkaido yah?

We had our first Hokkaido meal at this restaurant or cafe at Showa Shinzan Kazan-mura ("volcano village") which is a small town of souvenir shops at the foot of Showa Shinzan, where the ropeway departs. Showa Shinzan's older neighbour, Usuzan is an active volcano, and has erupted four times since 1900. Usuzan's eruption in 1944-1945 has lead to the creation of Showa Shinza. Usuzan had erupted twice after that, once in August 1977 and it's last eruption in March 2000.
Outside the restaurant
We had the Kammeshi Cuisine + steamboat + tempura...wah..3 in one meal rite? Before that, you know what is Kammeshi? According to wikipedia, Kammeshi literally means "kettle rice" and its a traditional Japanese rice dish cooked in an iron pot called a kama. Kamameshi originally referred to rice that was eaten communally from the kama. Kamameshi was originated in a town called Takeshitakama also known as Okunamikama. Coworkers or family members either ate directly from the kama pot or by transferring the rice to individual bowls.

So how does our meal looks like?
TA DAA..table full of foodies!
Steamboat aka shabu shabu
You can check the menu in Japanese here. Their scallop rice is quite good but I still have air sick that time since just came down from the flight..so could not finish it though.

After our meal, before take the Gondola ride up to Mount Usuzan..we snapped couple of photos at this "volcano village" first.
HAPPY!!!..In my dream place!
Apple Tour group banner..shows we have conquered the whole place dee
Okay..that's all first for the sharing about our meal..stay tune for my Mount Usuzan visit in next post ya..

How to get here?
Sanroku Gondola Station of Mount Usuzan
Address: 184-5 Aza Takino-cho, Sobetsu-cho, Usu-gun, Hokkaido
Website: http://wakasaresort.com/usuzan/en/kazanmura/index.html
For the full itinerary of my Hokkaido trip, checkout here.

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