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Hakodate Ramen

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Hakodate Ramen

[food]* A speciality of Hakodate, this humble shio (salt base) dish is a direct descendant of the predecessor to all ramen.

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Squid "Odori-don"

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Odori-don

[food]* A small, live squid is freshly prepared and served almost-whole on a bed of sushi rice in this rather memorable (in many ways) Hakodate dish.

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Katte-don

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Katte-don

[food]* Starting with a plain bowl of rice, small portions of toppings (sashimi, pickles, meat) are separately bought and loaded onto the bowl to serve in this Kushiro speciality dish.

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Zangi-don

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Zangi-don

[food]* Unique to Abashiri in Hokkaido Prefecture and using only local ingredients, salmon zangi is mixed with rice and yama-wasabi in this highly unusual lunch dish.

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