Functioning as a regionally-oriented trading company dealing with a variety of local products, the Takikawa Wholesale Market Co., Ltd. is expanding its market outside of Hokkaido to also export products overseas.
【Autumn Salmon "Chanchan-yaki"】
Autumn salmon caught in Hokkaido is prepared as a local dish, "chanchan-yaki". The taste of Hokkaido can be savored immediately.
We mainly use Yuhou salmon, a good fatty salmon caught in the Sea of Okhotsk. Our Aramaki Salmon is made with care, using a reduced amount of salt in consideration for your health.
Packed with a variety of seafood in our marine food processing factory. The contents can be selected to the desired specifications of customers.
These are very rare melons with green flesh having a splendid flavor, robust sweetness, a pleasant taste and a smooth texture.
Shioya is an area facing the Ariake Sea in the Kawachi area in Kumamoto Prefecture. It is famous for its oranges. They are one of our top-sellers.
When it comes to crabs in Hokkaido, the area boasts a wide variety including the snow crab, red king crab and blue king crab. However, horsehair crabs are considered to be the best, well known and popular throughout all of Japan.
Ebeotsu Town in Takikawa City is an ideal place for growing rice, having a good climate and rich soil conditions for doing so. Daichi no Takumi, a group of rice producers, proudly produce Takumi Rice.
【Vacuum-packed Octopus Leg】
The North Pacific giant octopus caught in Hokkaido are massive. You can enjoy this delicacy as sashimi, boiled, grilled, or in other dishes.
【Red King Crabs】
The Red King Crab is called the “king of crabs”. Its meaty legs are guaranteed to satisfy you.
Whelks, called Matsubu in Hokkaido, sport a crunchy texture and the salty smell of the sea. You can enjoy this delicacy as sashimi.
The grains of Yumepirika Rice are dried in the sun to create Hirakata Rice. This requires a great deal of time and effort. It cannot be mass-produced because it is hand-processed.
【Dried Atka Mackerel】
Carefully selected fatty Atka mackerel caught in Hokkaido are cut open, and dried.
Various types of grapes are produced all over Japan. They include the Gigantic Peak, Pione, Neo-muscat and Sunshine-muscat, each with its own different qualities and characteristics.
Scallops, Hokkaido's distinctive seafood, thrive in the nutrient rich cold waters of the region which gives them their great taste.
Botan Shrimps are considered to be an iconic food of Hokkaido. The catch is limited, and they aren't widely distributed outside of Hokkaido. You can enjoy the sweetness and tender texture of fresh shrimps.
【Hokkaido Botchan Pumpkins】
These tiny pumpkins can fit in your hand. They share the same quality as ordinary pumpkins with a soft texture and a rich, sweet taste. Botchan Pumpkins, however, are highly nutritional.
【Hokkaido Melons: Green flesh】
Hokkaido melons with red flesh are more popular all over Japan, however, people living in Hokkaido prefer melons with green flesh. Overnight temperature changes in Hokkaido make melons sweeter.
【Hokkaido Melons: Red flesh 】
People outside of Hokkaido prefer melons with red flesh. Nowadays, these melons in the Sorachi region come in many varieties, each with their own different characteristics.
The greatest characteristic of onions in Hokkaido is their sweetness. They contain allyl sulfide, a compound that also gives them their unique sharp taste. Once allyl sulfide is heated, the sharp taste becomes sweet. Please put the sliced onion in the water to get rid of sharp taste when eating as it is.
Lycopene is a type of carotene, which makes tomatoes red, and reduces reactive oxygen inside your body. Tomatoes can be eaten fresh, or used for pasta sauce, or as toppings on pizzas.
Hokkaido has the highest market share of potato production in Japan, growing as much as 80% of the total domestic production. Varieties include the Danshaku, May Queen, Kitaakari, and Inka no mezame potatoes depending on what dish you are preparing.
【Hokkaido Lily Bulbs】
These look like bulbs with lily leaves overlapping one another. They are a superfood with a lot of nutrients, and can also be used as a natural medicine. Without a doubt, people are happy to find them inside of "Chawanmushi" pudding.
【Hokkaido Glutinous Chinese Yams】
Yams from the fertile soil in Fukagawa City have a characteristic of strong stickiness. “Why don't you try some yourself?”
【Ma Kasube (Ray Fins)】
Ray fins, which have striped marking, are called Kasube in Hokkaido. Kasube is a regional delicacy, and can be enjoyed fried or boiled with soy sauce.
The Madonna is a single variety of watermelon grown and harvested from one root with carefully controlled watering in greenhouses. This yields top quality watermelons with high sugar content.
【Yamagata Shounai Persimmon】
This type of persimmon, from the Yamagata region, is called Hiratanenashikaki, which literally means compressed and seedless persimmon. The acidity is removed from the persimmons, which are then carefully stored from October to the next spring, which allows us to offer these persimmons over a long period.
Yubari Melon is a trademark by Yubari Japan Agricultural Cooperatives. Only high quality melons can be registered as Yubari Melon. Yubari Melons are good in aroma, flavor and texture. One of the characteristics is the speed at which the melons ripen.
Raiden Watermelon is a trademark by Kyouwa Japan Agricultural Cooperatives. Raiden Watermelons are available for a long period, from June (in greenhouse) to October. The town of Kyouwa provides the stable quantity and quality of these watermelons.