Archive for February, 2009

Wagashi: ‘Eco-friendly’ Kinako Mochi

Eco Eco Kinako Mochi エコエコきなこ餅 Eco Eco Kinako Mochi エコエコきなこ餅
Miwa found this very unusual ‘Eco Eco Mochi’ the other day. The producer, Sentaro, whose tasty wagashi products we have reviewed a number of times on KyotoFoodie, explains that as this mochi uses the skins of azuki beans for flavoring, which are usually thrown out as waste, it is environmentally friendly mochi. This is…

Kakutani: Kyoto Nabe Yaki Udon and Soba Restaurant

Kyoto Nabeyaki Udon and Soba Shinise 京都 かく谷老舗 Nabeyaki Udon and Soba Shinise 京都 かく谷老舗
Dashi broth, udon noodles, chicken, egg, mushrooms and shrimp tempura are all placed in a covered earthenware nabe pot and boiled vigorously over high heat for several minutes. This dish is called nabeyaki udon, it is served piping hot in the nabe pot that it was cooked in. Kakutani’s nabeyaki udon

Itadakimono: Kumiage Yuba and Yuba Donburi

Itadakimono: Kumiage Yuba and Yuba Donburi
Kumiage Yuba and Yuba Donburi 汲み上げ湯葉 湯葉どんぶり Kumiage Yuba and Yuba Donburi 汲み上げ湯葉 湯葉どんぶり
We were given a gift of kumiage yuba from a yuba company up in Otsu recently and made donburi with it on Peko’s famous rice. Simply flavored with soy sauce and wasabi, this is veg, healthy, and not just tasty, but creamy tasty! Have you heard of yuba?…

Setsubun Ehomaki, Mame-maki and Grilled Sardine

Setsubun Dinner and How to Eat Eho Maki 恵方巻き Setsubun Eho-maki, Mame-maki and Grilled Sardine 恵方巻き
Eho is the direction of the god of fortune and happiness and she changes her direction every year. The ehomaki, rolled sushi, with 7 lucky ingredients, is eaten without pause or chatter while facing the auspicious direction of the year. We are hoping for an extra happy and prosperous year,…

Setsubun Customs: Hiiragi Iwashi (Holly and Sardine Head)

Setsubun Customs: Hiiragi Iwashi (Holly and Sardine Head)
Setsubun Customs: Hiiragi Iwashi (Holly and Sardine Head) 柊鰯 Setsubun Customs: Hiiragi Iwashi (Holly and Sardine Head) 柊鰯
On February 3, Setsubun, the eve of the beginning of spring, it is essential eat maki-zushi, throw beans out your front door, eat sardines, impale a sardine head on holly and place it near your front door to ensure a healthy and prosperous new year. Notice, everything involves food!…
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