Hokkaido’s regional dishes (ご当地グルメ: gotouchi gurume) are tasty and creative.
Buta-don (豚丼) Obihiro is famous for buta-don, grilled pork and onions simmered in sauce over rice. In the 30-plus buta-don restaurants.
Soup Curry (スープカレー) Sapporo’s creative curry cuisine in a bowl of soupy roux, chicken, potato, pumpkin, eggplant and carrot.
Esukaroppu (エスカロップ) Nemuro’s unique local cuisine – fried pork cutlet with demi-glace sauce on butter rice.
Supakatsu (スパカツ) Kushiro and Nemuro region’s popular cuisine – pork cutlet with meat sauce on pasta.
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Tsuruhashi (鶴橋) This is a popular and friendly place for buta-don (pork bowls), with the sliced meat and onions simmered in rich-taste sauce over rice. We like the buta-tontoro-don (two kinds of pork on rice) and tasty tofu-wan (miso soup with tofu).
Fragrance House (フレグランスハウス) Takinoue’s lovely Fragrance House makes a good stop for lunch and tea, where dishes are seasoned with locally grown herbs.
Bird Pal (バード · パル) The Bird Pal is a naturally hit with birdwatchers look over the lake Furen-ko. You can try a wide variety of local dishes such as Esukaroppu and supakatsu.