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Tsunoki: Premium Sake Dealer in Nishiki Market Kyoto

Tsunoki: Premium Sake Dealer in Nishiki Market Kyoto
Tsunoki: Premium Sake Dealer in Nishiki Market Kyoto (津之喜酒舗) Tsunoki: Premium Sake Dealer in Nishiki Market Kyoto Tsunoki is more than 200 years old and is the place in Kyoto to purchase fine sake, shochu and Japanese whiskey. The friendly 8th generation owner of Tsunoki, Teruo Fujii, speaks some English and is always happy to make recommendations to visitors.…

Shopping for Japanese New Year’s Celebration Food at Nishiki Market in Kyoto

Shopping for Japanese New Year’s Celebration Food at Nishiki Market in Kyoto
Shopping for Japanese New Year’s Celebration Food at Nishiki Market in Kyoto Shopping for Japanese New Year’s Celebration Food at Nishiki Market in Kyoto The New Year’s celebration, in Japanese, Oshogatsu (お正月) is the most important celebration of the year, like that of Christmas in Western countries. The food eaten at Oshogatsu are many and varied. There are numerous traditional dishes that are only eaten at New Year’s, and it is also…

Nishiki Market – Kyoto-no-Daidokoro (Kyoto’s Kitchen)

Nishiki Market – Kyoto-no-Daidokoro (Kyoto’s Kitchen)
Nishiki Market – Kyoto-no-Daidokoro (Kyoto’s Kitchen) 錦市場商店街 Nishiki Market preview At Nishiki Market there are many old ‘shinese‘ shops selling everything from Japanese pickles (tsukemono) to the finest Japanese cutlery, as well as a number newer and novel shops, such as tofu doughnuts. Shinise come in the form of an old shop renovated and transformed into a vegetable and…

home cooking: hirezake (hot sake with Tiger Fugu fin)

home cooking: hirezake (hot sake with Tiger Fugu fin)
hirezake (hot sake with Tiger Fugu fin) 虎ふぐのひれ酒 hirezake (hot sake with Tiger Fugu fin) - preview Hirezake is a somewhat rare drink in Japan. It is often enjoyed by older men at exclusive sushi and fish cuisine restaurants, especially in the autumn and winter. The dried fin of the fugu (pufferfish, blowfish) is steeped in hot sake for about ten minutes and served. A hot cup of this…

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…
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