Archive for the ‘shinise (老舗)’ Category

A long-established restaurant or store, of which there are many, many in Kyoto. Always an experience to visit.

Wagashi: Kyoto Toraya’s Year of the Tiger Namagashi

Wagashi: Kyoto Toraya’s Year of the Tiger Namagashi
This is the Year of the Tiger and I got my tiger themed new year namagashi from Toraya again, same as last year. It is called Sachi Tora (幸とら), or Happy Tiger. Like last year’s ox, this delightful design is quite abstract and uses cinnamon to create both flavor and fragrance but moreover a novel visual effect.
Wagashi: Kyoto Toraya’s Year of the Tiger Namagashi とらや 幸とらToraya's: Sachi Tora …

O-shogatsu Ryori: Kyoto-style Saikyo O-zoni White Miso Soup

O-shogatsu Ryori: Kyoto-style Saikyo O-zoni White Miso Soup
Happy New Year from KyotoFoodie! Here is a little taste of the New Year in Kyoto: white miso soup. In Kyoto, people like sweet miso soup and the miso soup for O-shogatsu, or Japanese New Year, is especially sweet, surely the sweetest miso soup in all the land. The soup is called o-zoni and this article is about Kyozoni, or…

Wagashi: Miso Flavored Chigiri Mochi in Wasanbon Sugar

Wagashi: Miso Flavored Chigiri Mochi in Wasanbon Sugar
This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Do Not Miss
Kyoto Top-ten Foodie Omiyage Souvenir: Miso Chigiri Mochi This is miso flavored gyuhi mochi from Honda Miso and it is a masterpiece! In addition to the novel and exceptional taste, this is a foodie souvenir that you ought to be able to take back home with you…

Bread and Spice: Hararyokaku Seven Spice Rusk Biscuit

Bread and Spice: Hararyokaku Seven Spice Rusk Biscuit
Called ‘korabo’ in contemporary Japanese — collaboration and co-branding, is getting some traction among the often stodgy old merchants of Kyoto too. Though perhaps a purist at heart, I am quite a fan of some of these collaborations. I was quite amazed to see my absolute favorite shichimi seven spice dealer, Gion Hararyokaku, doing a collaboration with the mediocre Shinshindo…

Nishiki Market Best: Soy Milk Doughnut

Nishiki Market Best: Soy Milk Doughnut
This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Kyoto Nishiki Market
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…
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