Archive for the ‘budget’ Category

Kyoto is not a very budget friendly town but we have tried to find a few tasty places where a decent meal can be had for under 1000 yen.

Kyoto Soba Wagashi Shinise – Soba Boro Cookie

Kyoto Soba Wagashi Shinise – Soba Boro Cookie

Soba Boro is a traditional Japanese cookie that is made with soba (buckwheat) flour and lots of egg. The texture is similar to biscotti. It is a traditional Japanese confection and unlike many Japanese confections, it is quite cheap. It is also non-perishable so if you are looking for a light weight, easily transportable foodie souvenir on your visit to…

Teishoku Joint: Asuka

Teishoku Joint: Asuka

Friendly, Homey and Tasty Teishoku Restaurant 京都 明日香 定食屋
Friendly, Homey and Tasty Teishoku Restaurant 京都明日香定食屋
Asuka is a restaurant that I have been going to since even before I lived in Kyoto. It has never disappointed me. Asuka serves ‘teishoku‘ set menu meals and offers ‘ippin‘ a la carte dishes. The atmosphere is friendly, the prices are reasonable, the home cooking style food is…

Takashimaya Department Store Food Court: Ika Meshi (squid stuffed with rice)

Takashimaya Department Store Food Court: Ika Meshi (squid stuffed with rice)

Takashimaya Department Store Food Court: Ika Meshi (squid stuffed with rice)
Ika Meishi (Squid Stuffed with Rice)
Well, once again the department store food court turns up some yummies! Paku and I bought this, I think it was from a demise (出店) from Ishikawa Prefecture, it is called ika meshi. Ika means ‘squid’ and meshi is one of several ways to say ‘cooked rice’.

Toriyasu: Kyoto-style Chicken Donburi Shop

Toriyasu: Kyoto-style Chicken Donburi Shop

Toriyasu: Kyoto-style Chicken Donburi Shop (とり安 丼・鳥料理)
Tori Yasu - Chicken Donburi, Kyoto Chicken Cuisine
Toriyasu serves several donburi (ricebowl) dishes that are unbeatable. This tiny and charming restaurant with about 50 years of history is an offshoot of the 120 year old poulterer just next door.
Toriyasu serves three classic donburi dishes and the most famous of which is karaagedon.

Falafel Garden

Falafel Garden ファラフェルガーデン
In Kyoto and looking for a quick and cheap (by Kyoto standards) bite to eat that isn’t Japanese or looking for a veggie meal?
Falafel Garden, is good, though not gourmet, not the kind of Middle Eastern food you could probably find back home.
Falafel Garden is located just to the east of Demachiyanagi Station. If you…

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