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

Kakutani: Kyoto Nabe Yaki Udon and Soba Restaurant

Kyoto Nabeyaki Udon and Soba Shinise 京都 かく谷老舗 Nabeyaki Udon and Soba Shinise 京都 かく谷老舗
Dashi broth, udon noodles, chicken, egg, mushrooms and shrimp tempura are all placed in a covered earthenware nabe pot and boiled vigorously over high heat for several minutes. This dish is called nabeyaki udon, it is served piping hot in the nabe pot that it was cooked in. Kakutani’s nabeyaki udon

Botan Nabe: Where to Buy Wild Boar Meat in Kyoto

Where to Buy Wild Boar Meat for Botan Nabe in Kyoto 猪肉 ぼたん鍋 Where to Buy Wild Boar Meat for Botan Nabe in Kyoto 京都改進亭総本店 猪肉 ぼたん鍋
The mountains surrounding Kyoto are rich with game, some of which are a traditional part of the culinary culture. Wild boar nabe is a winter delicacy. Usually people visit a restaurant that specializes in the dish when they want to enjoy this cuisine. It is a rarity…

Wagashi: Kuromame Daifuku Mochi

Wagashi: Kuromame Daifuku Mochi
Kuromame (Black Bean) Daifuku Mochi from Demachi Futaba 京都ふたば 丹波黒豆大福 Kuromame (Black Bean) Daifuku Mochi from Demachi Futaba 京都ふたば 丹波黒豆大福
Today, while passing through Demachiyanagi, there wasn’t usual huge line at Demachi Futaba Mochi Store, so I peeked in and noticed that in addition to the usual line-up of mame-mochi (mochi with whole beans) they had kuromame daifuku, mochi made with black beans from Tamba, in rural Kyoto…

Kyoto Style Dorayaki: Gion Shimogawara Azuki Mikasa

Kyoto Style Dorayaki: Gion Shimogawara Azuki Mikasa
Kyoto Style Dorayaki: Gion Shimogawara Azuki Mikasa 祇園 下河原 阿月 三笠 Kyoto Style Dorayaki: Gion Shimogawara Azuki Mikasa 祇園 下河原 阿月 三笠
In Gion, on the way to Kiyomizu Temple is a tiny shinise shop that specializes in dorayaki, called mikasa in Kyoto dialect. Dorayaki is sweet bean paste sandwiched between two waffle-like pancakes. Doraemon fans will want to take note of this because Doraemon loves dorayaki, it is…

Wagashi: Angel Hair Keiran Somen (Fios de Ovos)

Wagashi: Angel Hair Keiran Somen (Fios de Ovos)
This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Do Not Miss
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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