Archive for December, 2007

Shopping for Japanese New Year’s Celebration Food at Nishiki Market in Kyoto

Shopping for Japanese New Year’s Celebration Food at Nishiki Market in Kyoto
Shopping for Japanese New Year’s Celebration Food at Nishiki Market in Kyoto Shopping for Japanese New Year’s Celebration Food at Nishiki Market in Kyoto The New Year’s celebration, in Japanese, Oshogatsu (お正月) is the most important celebration of the year, like that of Christmas in Western countries. The food eaten at Oshogatsu are many and varied. There are numerous traditional dishes that are only eaten at New Year’s, and it is also…

Thoughts on the Assassination of Benazir Bhutto

Thoughts on the Assassination of Benazir Bhutto
Thoughts on the Assassination of Benazir Bhutto Benazir Bhutto Kyotofoodie is a site dedicated to the decidedly non-political subject of food, specifically the culinary culture of Kyoto, Japan. Last night, while looking at our site stats and incoming links we learned the former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated. Paku and I were both very, very saddened at the news. I watched…

home cooking: Wagyu Roast Beef with Onion Shoyu Sauce Donburi

home cooking: Wagyu Roast Beef with Onion Shoyu Sauce Donburi
home cooking: Wagyu Roast Beef with Onion Shoyu Sauce Donburi (和牛ローストビーフ玉ねぎ醤油ソース丼) wagyu_roast_beef_donburi_kyotostyle-preview.jpg Wagyu Roast Beef Donburi is a recent invention of Paku and it kicks! This novel donburi features fine wagyu (Japanese beef) roast beef, on a bed mugi genmai gohan (barley brown rice) and fresh mizuna and topped off with a shoyu based onion sauce.…

Owariya — 540 Year Old Soba Restaurant

Owariya — 540 Year Old Soba Restaurant
Owariya — 540 Year Old Soba Restaurant 本家尾張屋 Owariya — 540 Year Old Soba Restaurant 本家尾張屋 Owariya, a purveyor to the Imperial Household, has a history that goes back over five hundred and forty years. It is the oldest noodle shop in Kyoto. Over the centuries, Owariya has served emperors and shoguns as well as the monks of many of the temples of Kyoto. Owariya is very popular…

Yakiniku in Kyoto (Japanese style grilled beef)

Yakiniku in Kyoto (Japanese style grilled beef)
Yakiniku (Japanese (Korean) style grilled beef) 京の焼き肉 Yakiniku (Japanese style grilled beef) 焼き肉 Foodies everywhere seem to be very interested in Japanese beef, the fabled wagyu (和牛) these days. Kyoto, the ancient capital is actually not much of a ‘beef’ or ‘Japanese steakhouse’ town, but Kyoto does have several ‘old’ and famous beef establishments, for example Mishima-tei (三嶋亭). Omigyu (近江牛) from Shiga Prefecture, just over the…

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