Traditional Ainu cuisine (アイヌ料理) is seriously worth trying, which often cooked with local deer, salmon, vegetables, mountain herbs, nuts and grain. The meal is served in a few restaurants in Ainu kotan (village) and Sapporo.
Classic Ainu Dishes
Ohaw (オハウ): savory soup with dried fish (salmon), vegetables and mountain herbs
Rataskep (ラタシケプ): a la carte mixed food, boiled and pasted with beans, nuts and vegetables
Sayo (サヨ): gruel of boiled grains and water
Satchep (サッチェプ): dried and smoked salmon, often called sake-toba (鮭とば) in Japanese