Archive for the ‘Kamigyo ward (上京区)’ Category

Places to foodie in Kamigyo-ku. The Kamigyo ward of Kyoto, Kamigyo-ku (上京区), in Japanese.

Oyako Donburi: Nishijin Chicken Shinise Toriiwaro

Oyako Donburi: Nishijin Chicken Shinise Toriiwaro 西陣・鳥岩楼 鳥水だき Oyako Donburi: Nishijin Chicken Shinise Toriiwaro  西陣・鳥岩楼 鳥水だき
Toriiwaro, a shinise located in the old weaving district of Kyoto, offers a single dish for lunch and a single dish for dinner. Toriiwaro’s chicken broth is the heart and soul of their chicken cuisine. Chicken itself is a relative newcomer to the Japanese culinary scene and this 150 year old restaurant…

Botan Nabe: Where to Buy Wild Boar Meat in Kyoto

Where to Buy Wild Boar Meat for Botan Nabe in Kyoto 猪肉 ぼたん鍋 Where to Buy Wild Boar Meat for Botan Nabe in Kyoto 京都改進亭総本店 猪肉 ぼたん鍋
The mountains surrounding Kyoto are rich with game, some of which are a traditional part of the culinary culture. Wild boar nabe is a winter delicacy. Usually people visit a restaurant that specializes in the dish when they want to enjoy this cuisine. It is a rarity…

Wagashi: Kuromame Daifuku Mochi

Wagashi: Kuromame Daifuku Mochi
Kuromame (Black Bean) Daifuku Mochi from Demachi Futaba 京都ふたば 丹波黒豆大福 Kuromame (Black Bean) Daifuku Mochi from Demachi Futaba 京都ふたば 丹波黒豆大福
Today, while passing through Demachiyanagi, there wasn’t usual huge line at Demachi Futaba Mochi Store, so I peeked in and noticed that in addition to the usual line-up of mame-mochi (mochi with whole beans) they had kuromame daifuku, mochi made with black beans from Tamba, in rural Kyoto…

Wagashi: Wasanbon Sugar Sesame Mochi

Wagashi: Wasanbon Sugar Sesame Mochi
Rakanmochi: Wasanbon Sugar Sesame Mochi (羅漢餅) Rakanmochi: Wasanbon Sugar Sesame Mochi (羅漢餅)
Rakanmochi is sesame flavored mochi encased in a firm but dry and crumbly block of Japanese wasanbon sugar and requires a slight bit of excavation in order to enjoy.…

Wagashi: Mame-mochi and Kuzu-manju

Wagashi: Mame-mochi and Kuzu-manju
Wagashi: Demachi Futaba Mame-mochi and Kuzu-manju Wagashi: Mame-mochi and Kuzu-manju Demachi Futaba is one of Kyoto’s most popular shinise mochi shops, famous for tasty confections and long lines! It is common to see taxis waiting while tourists make a last minute purchase of Kyoto yummies before jumping on a bullet train and going back home. Backpacker tourists can often be seen down at the…
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