Archive for August, 2007

Torito – Kyoto style yakitori (grilled chicken)

Torito – Kyoto style yakitori (grilled chicken) Torito - Kyoto style yakitori (grilled chicken) - preview Torito signature dish and Torito storefront ‘sign’ Yakitori (Japanese grilled chicken) is one of Japan’s distinctive meals, it provides a vast and imaginative variety of flavors and textures. What’s more, yakitori is cooked! So, if you are not into the raw delicacies of Japan, with yakitori you can experience something both new and…

Ippodo Tea, Kaboku Tearoom – Maccha Koicha

Ippodo Tea, Kaboku Tearoom – Maccha Koicha
Ippodo Tea - preview Ippodo, started in 1717, is one of the most well known tea companies in Japan, with shops in all the major department stores throughout the country. As big as it has become, the original main store is still small and friendly, located on a small street just south of Gosho. Ippodo’s tea is…

Hashimoto Restaurant — Hakusasonso Villa and Garden

Hashimoto Restaurant — Hakusasonso Villa and Garden 白沙村荘 hashimoto_preview.jpg
left: Zonkoro studio and garden
right: dinner Last night we had dinner at a place I had only heard about and walked past. It is the Hakusasonso (白沙村荘) villa and studio of a Japanese painter, Hashimoto Kansetsu (1883-1945). Hakusasonso is located near The Philosopher’s Path (哲学の道, Tetsugaku no michi) and The Silver…

Rokudenya – Tantanmen in Ponto-cho

– NOTICE: Unfortunately KyotoFoodie no longer recommends this restaurant. – Rokudenya Preview The company that owns Rokudenya, Kiwa Group still has some excellent restaurants in Kyoto but Rokudenya is history.The manager of Rokudenya seems to take a perverse delight in being unbelievably rude to customers. I have seen him so rude on occasion that by Japanese standards one would have to conclude

Itojyu Umoregi Wagashi

Itojyu Umoregi wagashi (いと重菓舗・埋れ木) Yum! Wagashi, the traditional confections of Japan.
Itojyu Umoregi Wagashi
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