Archive for the ‘Nishiki Market (錦市場)’ Category

Nishiki Market Best: Kyoto-style Beef Manju Bun

Nishiki Market Best: Kyoto-style Beef Manju Bun

Nikuman or beef manju is a very common snack in Japan and something that Japanese are quite passionate about. In the cold months of the year, every convenience store chain has their annual best nikuman lineup in a glass case, steaming hot, next to the cash register. There is everything from primo wagyu-man to exotic pizza-man. Nikuman is of course…

Nishiki Market Best: Soy Milk Doughnut

Nishiki Market Best: Soy Milk Doughnut

Do not miss! When I pass through Nishiki Market I nearly always stop at Fujino Tofu and get a bag of tonyu, or soy milk doughnuts. These soy milk doughnuts are the best, especially in the cool and cold seasons. These doughnuts are best enjoyed hot and you can get them piping hot. There are usually quite a few people,…

Kyoto Egg and Omelette Shinise: Egg Yolk Anpan Sweet Bun

Kyoto Egg and Omelette Shinise: Egg Yolk Anpan Sweet Bun

Miki Keiran is a shinise egg and dashimaki tamago (Kyoto-style rolled omelette) purveyor in the foodie’s paradise called Nishiki Market. Their dashimaki is the best and that is about all that they make. I noticed some buns for sale on top of the dashimaki showcase. These are an original anpan. Anpan is a popular Japanese sweet bun filled with bean…

Tsukemono: Aka Kabura Nukazuke from Nishiki Market

Nukazuke: Japanese Rice Bran Fermented Pickles 京漬物 錦・高倉屋
Tsukemono: Aka Kabura Nukazuke from Nishiki Market 京漬物 錦・高倉屋
Meet nukazuke, a traditional Japanese tsukemono that is fermented in rice bran with a bit of salt. Nukazuke is full of vitamins and can be extremely pungent. Most any kind of vegetable can be used, even meat can be pickled by this method! It is easy to make at home…

Wagashi: Angel Hair Keiran Somen (Fios de Ovos)

Wagashi: Angel Hair Keiran Somen (Fios de Ovos)

Wagashi: Kyoto Tsuruya Keiran Somen 京都鶴屋 鶏卵素麺 鶴寿庵
Wagashi: Kyoto Tsuruya Keiran Somen 京都鶴屋 鶏卵素麺 鶴寿庵 fios de ovos
For this unusual wagashi just two ingredients; sugar and egg yolk, and some ancient Portuguese technique are needed to make Keiran Somen, literally ‘chicken egg angel hair noodles’.

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