|From Shiroi Koibito|
After loading up on souvenirs to share with our host families and families back home, we sought out a soup curry restaurant recommended by Rebecca, our UW classmate who is studying in Sapporo. The restaurant is called Tiger Curry, and the walls are lined with tiger photos. The vibe of the joint is really relaxed and casual with mellow hip-hop playing in the background, so it was quite comfortable and not one bit uptight. You order by picking the type of dish you want from several combinations of veggies and meat, the type of broth and the strength of the spices mixed in. I ordered the kigeuma pork curry with ryuu no shiru (dragon’s broth) at spice level 2.5 (which is the highest you can go without being charged extra) out of about 5. It took a little while to prep up, but when it was finally delivered I knew just by looking that it was going to be worth the wait.
|From Sapporo Beer Museum|
All in one day we were able to experience several elements of Sapporo’s reputation. Sometimes I can’t help but feel that big events overshadow some of the truer aspects of a locale, so it really proved to be to our advantage to experience Sapporo before the big festival.