Where to eat Jingisukan? (成吉思汗)
Jingisukan is a dish of lamb or mutton and vegetables grilled on a helmet-shaped pan. You eat them dipping in a soy-sauce-based sauce. There are many Jingisukan restaurants in the city of Sapporo, where they have an original sauce.
There is no relationship to Genghis Khan, the Mongol Emperor and Minamoto no Yoshitsune, the young brother of Minamoto no Yoritomo who was the Shogun of the Muromachi regime. Some people would say Jingisukan derived from Genghis Khan or Minamoto no Yoshitsune who went to Mongol and became to be an emperor of Mongol, Genghis Khan at that time. Of course, It’s not true.
There are two types of ordering, it is ‘eating as much as you like’ by a time limit or you order as you like by no time limit. Time-limit style is cheeper for people who eat more and more. Some restaurants serve other foods, chicken, poke and beef.
The most popular jingisukan restaurant are Sapporo Beer Garden and Asahi Beer Garden in Sapporo. Especially at Sapporo Beer Garden, there is Sapporo Beer Museum. You can recognize how Sapporo became to be the city of beer.