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Sapporo gains worldwide fame as home of delicious 'soup curry'

Long a favorite with residents, local specialty now attracts tourists

At Spice Bar Tara, diners can enjoy their soup curry with a drink at the bar counter. (Photo by Yuri Mitsui)

SAPPORO, Japan -- Hokkaido attracts scores of visitors from around the world with its beautiful scenery and excellent ski resorts. Sapporo, Hokkaido's largest city, is famous among tourists for its snow festival. It is also the home of "soup curry," a dish that has become so popular it is gaining fans among visitors from around the world. 

The rich curry-flavored soup with vegetables and meat has won legions of local fans. Travel websites have introduced the dish, and it is becoming increasingly popular with tourists. 

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