Butadon: A Simple Dish With Simple Origins – HOKKAIDO LOVE!

Butadon, a dish that consists of grilled pork over rice, is a simple dish with simple beginnings. Originating in the city of Obihiro, this nation-wide comfort food is comprised of pork seasoned in a sweet soy sauce and served over locally-grown rice. In its hometown of Obihiro, specialty restaurants compete to make the best version of this classic dish. Restaurants try special grilling techniques and sauce recipes in order to make their butadon stand out above the rest. Visitors to Obihiro are sure to find a butadon that suits their particular tastes if they look hard enough.

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