Kudo Yo-Nikuten, a restaurant that specializes in lamb shabu (a hotpot dish, typically called shabu shabu, where thin-strip lamb is lightly boiled at your table in rich and aromatic dashi – fish – stock), is a great place to feast on Hokkaido ingredients in a distinctly Japanese-style restaurant. The most popular stock is made from high-grade kelp from the Rausu area on the eastern tip of Hokkaido. After dipping the ultra-thin lamb in this broth, the meat cooks almost instantaneously while soaking up the broth’s saline flavors, before melting in your mouth the second it touches your tongue. There are other varieties of stock available, like the soy milk dashi, grated daikon (a white radish) dashi, or the tantan (spicy Chinese soup) dashi. They’re all delicious, so why not give them all a try?
Japan Land Bldg. 7F, 9-1 S5 W5, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido