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Donabe Genmai Shake Gohan with Ikura and Butter

Donabe Genmai Shake Gohan with Ikura and Butter
Well, well, well. If it isn’t a new KyotoFoodie article! And what have I cooked up for you foodies? Donabe Genmai Shake Gohan: grilled salmon cooked with rice, in Kyoto-style dashi broth, of course, in a special clay nabe pot made especially for cooking rice. The rice is served ‘donburi’ style — in a big bowl, garnished with fresh green…

Japanese New Year’s Breakfast Uni Ikura Donburi and Champagne

Japanese New Year’s Breakfast Uni Ikura Donburi and Champagne
A happy 2011 to all you foodies out there! 2010 was probably the best year of my life, therefore there were very few KF articles this year, sorry!! KF does still get lots of access, encouraging comments, links and mentions. Thank you! To ring in the new year, to hope for a year of happiness and contentment, people like to…

My Original Hiiragi Iwashi Design (Whole Sardine and Holly Leaves)

My Original Hiiragi Iwashi Design (Whole Sardine and Holly Leaves)
Last year on February 3rd, the day before spring, I put a grilled sardine head on a holly stick and put it next to my front door. That was to prevent the ‘Oni’ demon from entering my house and getting my new year off to a bad start. I didn’t like just what amounted to a fish head on a…

Depachika: Sanma-zushi

Depachika: Sanma-zushi
Aozakana season is upon us here in Japan. Aozakana literally means ‘blue fish’. Aozakana isn’t a species but a category. Aozakana are varieties like mackerel (saba), saury (sanma), sardine (iwashi) and so on. The backs of these fish are blue in color and in the autumn and winter they are particularly fatty and oily. Japanese say, abura ga notteiru (脂がのっている).…

Epic Sushi! Kyoto-style Sushi Lesson at Kichisen

Epic Sushi! Kyoto-style Sushi Lesson at Kichisen
Helena Chlepnac from Sushi Fusion from Switzerland was in town studying-up on Kyoto’s incredible culinary culture. We had a chance to spend a few days together which culminated in the most luxurious sushi meal, actually, three sushi meals, that I have ever had or even imagined! This was epic sushi! And all thanks to Chef Tanigawa at Kichisen, who gave…
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