Hokkaido local foods and drinks vol.3
There are a lot of foods and drinks sold only in Hokkaido.
For example, it would be difficult to find “Sujiko” rice ball in other areas in Japan except Hokkaido. Rice ball is very familiar as a traditional food for most Japanese people, which generally includes pickled plums(Umeboshi), fish flakes(Katsuobushi) or salmon in its inside. In Hokkaido, “Sujiko”, salmon roe is also very popular taste of rice ball. “Sujiko” is quite similar to “Ikura” which is also salmon roe and often eaten in Sushi, but “Sujiko” with a bit salty taste rather matches white rice.
Guarana (Right in above photo)
Guarana is a famous beverage as a drink sold only in Hokkaido.
It is similar to the taste of Coca Cola, on the other hand, Guarana has original aroma that attracts many fans after tried. As there is almost no chance to encounter Guarana aside from Hokkaido, I recommend to try it once you visit to Hokkaido.
Phrases such as “Using milk produced in Hokkaido ” have been seen for the desserts sold even outside Japan. If you visit to Hokkaido, I especially recommend to try milk itself, ice creams and desserts using fresh cream. It is often said even ordinary milk or ice cream sold at general local supermarkets and convenience stores in Hokkaido are very tasty. In Hokkaido, Japan’s No 1 milk producing land, you can easy to get cheaper and higher quality dairy foods.
You can easily find that the Seico mart’s appearance with orange color is standing out!