Here's Where You Should Go If You're Craving Ramen Past Midnight
Add this to your Sapporo itinerary.
Menkoi Sato (Susukino Branch)
1F, Kushitake 6.4 Bldg., Minami-6 Nishi-4, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Open from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.
After a round of drinks, a bowl of ramen seems like a good idea to cap the night off. Thankfully, there's a ramen joint in Susukino, Hokkaido that's open way past midnight to satisfy your craving for noodles.
Menkoi Sato takes pride in their toripaitan or chicken white soup. It's a combination of three soup stocks--the first stock is made from boiling chicken feet and its other parts. The softened parts from the first stock are then crushed and transferred to a fresh pot of water for boiling. The remaining crushed parts of the chicken are then brought to a boil in another pot of water. Together, these three stocks make the soup in Menkoi Sato creamy and flavorful.
Among the recommendations on the menu is the Toripaitan-shoyu (¥800), a bowl of creamy chicken white soup with dark and light soy sauce, bonito, and mackerel. The noodles are cooked the Sapporo way--firm yet chewy.
For miso lovers, there's the Sumikawa-Style Toripaitan-Miso, a white miso-based ramen infused with ginger. This dish is named as such because this item originally came from Menkoi Sato's main branch in Sumikawa, Minami ward of Sapporo, Hokkaido.
The shop may only seat seven at a time, but they're open for as late as 8 a.m. the next morning. We suggest, though, to avoid their peak hours—the last train times around midnight, 2 a.m. to 3 a.m., and around 5 a.m.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, Hokkaido Walker™ (14 August 2017)