Archive for the ‘Kyoto Restaurant + Cafe’ Category

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…

Kyoto Restaurant ‘Hatakaku’ – Botan Nabe (Wild Boar Hotpot)

Kyoto Restaurant ‘Hatakaku’ – Botan Nabe (Wild Boar Hotpot)
Botan Nabe, or wild boar nabe ‘hotpot’, is a dish commonly found in cold, rural, mountainous regions of Japan today. It may surprise you to learn, however, that it was in fact invented in Kyoto by the founder of Hatakaku, a restaurant founded nearly 100 years ago, located just north of the Imperial Palace.
Kyoto Restaurant 'Hatakaku' - Botan Nabe (Wild Boar Hotpot) 京都畑かく 牡丹鍋Botan Nabe
I have been meaning…

Kyoto Ice Cream: Gion Kinana – Kinako Ice Cream

Kyoto Ice Cream: Gion Kinana – Kinako Ice Cream
This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Do Not Miss
Gion Kinana’s fresh-made kinako ice cream, more cream than ice, is the best Japanese ice cream that I have had. Their parfaits are completely amazing too. Kinana is located in Gion, just off of Hanamikoji Street, one of Kyoto’s most scenic and historic neighborhoods. I liked Kinana…

Mamezen Soba: Kyoto-style Dashi Soymilk Ramen

Mamezen Soba: Kyoto-style Dashi Soymilk Ramen
This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Do Not Miss
Mamezen is another Kyoto culinary treasure and if you are into noodles and, or soymilk dishes, you should definitely put Mamezen on your list of places to ‘foodie’ when you visit Kyoto. Mamezen serves ramen in a unique soymilk broth: Mamezen Soba. I like the ‘omakase set’…

Kyoto Gion Wagyu Teppanyaki Kappo Sou

Kyoto Gion Wagyu Teppanyaki Kappo Sou
Recently I had dinner at Sou, a kappo teppanyaki restaurant in Gion. Dinner was excellent, the wagyu beef was amazing and it was not crazy expensive, so I made an appointment to interview the owner-chef, Mr Tsukada. Since I started KyotoFoodie I have received numerous inquiries from people asking where to go for teppanyaki in Kyoto. I rarely eat teppanyaki…
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