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Kyoto Restaurant Recommendation: Shiawase Gohan (Happy Meal)

Kyoto Restaurant Recommendation: Shiawase Gohan (Happy Meal)
This is a guest post from one of my clients: Takaokaya. Takaokaya has been making beautifully handcrafted bedding and cushions in Kyoto since 1919.  Third generation proprietor, Koichi Takaoka is going to tell us about one of his favorite Kyoto restaurants: Shiawase Gohan. Takaoka-san says: Shiawase Gohan (幸せごはん) means happy meal, or happy food. Shiawase Gohan opened about three…

Depachika: Kamonasu Dengaku

Depachika: Kamonasu Dengaku
Depachika: Kamonasu Dengaku (Baked Eggplant with Miso) 賀茂なす田楽 Depachika: Kamonasu Dengaku (Baked Eggplant with Miso) 賀茂なす田楽 Nasu Dengaku must be one of Japan’s all time greatest dishes!…

home cooking: Sanma-no-shioyaki (Salt-grilled Pacific Saury)

home cooking: Sanma-no-shioyaki (Salt-grilled Pacific Saury)
Sanma-no-shioyaki (Salt-grilled Pacific Saury) 秋刀魚の塩焼き Sanma-no-shioyaki (Salt-grilled Pacific sanma) - teaser Quick and simple, a 10 minute wonder, fresh sanma is delectable. One of the best preparations of fish in Japanese cuisine is ‘shio yaki.’ shio means salt and yaki means grilled. Fish in Japan is something that is often eaten raw, so you can be sure that generally all fish in Japan is…

aozakana: Seasonal Autumn Fish Dinner

aozakana: Seasonal Autumn Fish Dinner
aozakana(青魚): Seasonal Autumn Fish Dinner aozakana: Seasonal Autumn Fish Dinner -- teaser aozakana (青魚) literally, ‘blue fish’ are in season from mid-autumn throughout the winter. These are such species as mackerel (青魚, saba), pacific saury (秋刀魚, sanma), sardine (鰯, iwashi), and jack mackerel (鯵, aji). Their blue colored backs give these well loved fish their Japanese name. In Japan, the cold months are…

Torito – Kyoto style yakitori (grilled chicken)

Torito – Kyoto style yakitori (grilled chicken) Torito - Kyoto style yakitori (grilled chicken) - preview Torito signature dish and Torito storefront ‘sign’ Yakitori (Japanese grilled chicken) is one of Japan’s distinctive meals, it provides a vast and imaginative variety of flavors and textures. What’s more, yakitori is cooked! So, if you are not into the raw delicacies of Japan, with yakitori you can experience something both new and…
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