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Where can we eat corn on the cob in Sapporo? 2012/7/2 15:23
My mom and I will be coming to Sapporo 23/09-27/09 and would like to eat corn on the cob and potato. She is from there and remembers the delicious fresh corn brushed with a soy sauce and grilled. I think that Odori Park sells this during festival times but since we are coming when there is not one happening, where else can we go to eat it? Same for the potatoes, preferably baked with the sweet butter or cream. Will any fruits be available for purchase then as well and where can we go to buy them?

Thank you.
by Gail Q (guest)  

Re: Where can we eat corn on the cob in Sapporo? 2012/7/2 21:21
I think that Odori Park sells this during festival times but since we are coming when there is not one happening, where else can we go to eat it?

You can buy and eat in Odori Park, until 14th October this year.

http://www.welcome.city.sapporo.jp/feature/toukibi-wagon.html

and some more...

http://www.welcome.city.sapporo.jp/feature/toukibi.html

Potatoes are also sold.

There is one of the most famous poet in Japan about corn written by Takuboku Ishikawa. This is the poet for the corn sold in Odori Park.

しんとして幅広き街の
秋の夜の
玉蜀黍の焼くるにほひよ

As for fruits, september is the season of apples and grapes in Hokkaido.

Enjoy your stay in Sapporo!
by frog1954 rate this post as useful

Re: Where can we eat corn on the cob in Sapporo? 2012/7/3 03:27
Thank you so much for the information. The stand is exactly what we were looking for. My Mom was hoping to eat and show me things from her childhood memories and this place has all of them--potatoes, corn, milk.
by Gail Q. (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Where can we eat corn on the cob in Sapporo? 2012/7/3 12:56
this place has all of them--potatoes, corn, milk.

Yes, and Sapporo has much more, as you may know. For me, Sapporo is the place for Kaiten-zushi and Soup Curry :).

Enjoy your stay at Sapporo!
by frog1954 rate this post as useful

Re: Where can we eat corn on the cob in Sapporo? 2012/7/3 13:08
Yes,if you have recommendations for the kaiten sushi places, let me know that as well. My mom is from there and is snobby about her sushi. The fish must be super fresh, melt in your mouth and be a large piece vs. the rice. ha ha. Her sisters took us somewhere on the train 3 years ago but we don't know the name of it.

The only thing I couldn't figure out about the corn stand is if it is open during the weekdays. It is a little confusing about the hours open. Do you know for sure if it is all week? My mom is going to read the Japanese version but the English translation was kind of unclear.
by Gail Q. (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Where can we eat corn on the cob in Sapporo? 2012/7/3 13:57
The fish must be super fresh, melt in your mouth and be a large piece vs. the rice. ha ha.

Yes, exactly. Everyone has the right to express their opinion about good sushi :).

Anyway, I am not that foodies so my recommendation might not make sense, but I have a friend in Sapporo who took me to a popular Kaiten Sushi which I felt very good. This is Hanamaru at JR tower. I find that it is top rated in Tabelog (食べログ), a most popular foodie site in Japan.

http://tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0101/A010101/1001102/

Please check out other Kaiten Sushi at Tabelog.

http://tabelog.com/RC010202/hokkaido/A0101/

Further, I think dosanko100 in this forum might have good idea.

It is a little confusing about the hours open. Do you know for sure if it is all week?

http://www.namara-hokkaido.net/topics/info/info.php?id=1140

In this site, it is not specified about the opening days of the week, therefore I guess it is open all week.

Have a nice trip and take care of your stomach!
by frog1954 rate this post as useful

Re: Where can we eat corn on the cob in Sapporo? 2012/7/3 14:11
Just add one thing.

Before dining at Hanamaru, the friend in Sapporo took me to one of the nicest bathroom in Japan. This is highly recommended, especially if you are a male (it should be fine also for female).

http://www.jr-tower.com/t38/restroom/

http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/zen3des/28298918.html
by frog1954 rate this post as useful

Re: Where can we eat corn on the cob in Sapporo? 2012/7/3 14:20
Dear frog1954,

Arigato for all the tips. The corn stand does sound like it is daily since the time is listed for the whole month. I hope so.

No, I am a female but will check out the restroom anyways. The women's one that is.

And if the 1954 in your name is the year you were born, then we are the same year.
by Gail Q. (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Where can we eat corn on the cob in Sapporo? 2012/7/3 14:56
Sapporo's cuisine relies on its simplicity and natural flavours of the own ingredients, this is different to the traditional Japanese cuisine......
by vettori4000 rate this post as useful

Re: Where can we eat corn on the cob in Sapporo? 2012/7/3 15:50
Dear Gail Q,

if the 1954 in your name is the year you were born,

Yes, nice speculation :).

then we are the same year.

Oh, are we? I thought your mother should be my age because she speaks enthusiastically about the food.

Dear vettori4000,

Sapporo's cuisine relies on its simplicity and natural flavours of the own ingredients

Yes. For Japanese people, Hokkaido is somewhat special place. We believe Hokkaido has best dairy goods, some best seafoods including crabs and shrimps, and some best vegetables such as corns, potatoes, and asparagus.

this is different to the traditional Japanese cuisine......

Well, the cuisine in Japan now is far from our tradition, even when we talk about sushi and Kaiseki, which is Japanese full course dinner. Before WWII, raw fish was eaten only in the seashore region, since the food transportation system has not evolved. Therefore, fish was traditionally dried or preserved in salt. As for dairy foods and meat, Japanese were basically vegetarian 150 years ago. Even in my short (57 years) experience, banana was quite expensive and raw pineapple was pretty rare when I was a child. Shape of sushi was more round. The food you experience in Japan today is, in general, much better than that Japanese people had 100 years ago. I guess even corns and potatoes might be better than Gail Q's mother had some 60 years ago.

by frog1954 rate this post as useful

Re: Where can we eat corn on the cob in Sapporo? 2012/7/3 16:14
Sapporo's cuisine relies on its simplicity and natural flavours of the own ingredients, this is different to the traditional Japanese cuisine......

Simplicity and natural flavors have been fundamental elements of traditional Japanese cuisine for centuries.
by Uji rate this post as useful

Re: Where can we eat corn on the cob in Sapporo? 2012/7/3 16:46
Dear frog1954,

Howfunny that you thought my mom was your age, rather than me.

Guess it is because I'm a Sansei who doesn't speak Japanese?

Even if her memories of Sapporo are older, she always raves about the excellent dairy products, corn, potato, crab, ikura and hotate scallops. She's been back many times since she left in 1952 and our last trip together there was 3 years ago.

Because we came in June, we were not able to eat the new crop of corn and potatoes so she was disappointed.

Thatis why we specifically are coming in the early fall this time.

We also are going to Jozankei, so if you have any recommendations of what to see there, I'd appreciate it. The spa site has recommendations, but it doesn't tell you how tourists can get around there without a car. Not to the hotels themselves but to the bridge and other sites in Jozankei.
by Gail Q. (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Where can we eat corn on the cob in Sapporo? 2012/7/4 15:27
Dear Gail Q,

How funny that you thought my mom was your age, rather than me.
Guess it is because I'm a Sansei who doesn't speak Japanese?


Well, most of the people here are, as far as I can tell, younger than me. And therefore naturally I guess you are younger than me, and your mother is very eager in eating :) so that I think she should not be that .... ahh, should be young.

if you have any recommendations of what to see there, I'd appreciate it.

Though I love Hokkaido very much, I am living in the southern end of Kyushu, therefore I went Jozankei only once (to just take a bath in an onsen hotel). I hear Hoheikyo is a nice place with nice open-air bath (roten-buro) and Indian curry made by real Indian chef.

Anyway, my recommendations near Sapporo are Kamuimisaki and Shikotsu lake.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Kamui

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6736.html
by frog1954 rate this post as useful

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