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.

Kaneyo Historic Kyoto Unagi Eel Joint

Kaneyo Historic Kyoto Unagi Eel Joint
Kaneyo Historic Kyoto Unagi Eel Restaurant かねよ 京都鰻屋さん Kaneyo Historic Kyoto Unagi Eel Joint (かねよ 鰻屋さん) Kaneyo is a long-loved Kyoto eel joint thoroughly from another time and the grilled eel dishes are excellent.…

Wagashi: Ayugashi or Waka-ayu Sweetfish Shaped Confection

Wagashi: Ayugashi or Waka-ayu Sweetfish Shaped Confection
This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Do Not Miss
Wagashi: Ayugashi or Waka-ayu, Early Summer Sweetfish (Ayu) Shaped Confection (鮎菓子 若鮎) Wagashi: Ayugashi or Waka-ayu, Early Summer Sweetfish (Ayu) Shaped Confection (鮎菓子 若鮎) Meet ayugashi! A river fish shaped confection with waffle for a skin, bubbly soft mochi for innards and facial and fin features branded on with hot iron.…

Wagashi: Chadango and Minazuki

Wagashi: Chadango and Minazuki
Wagashi: Chadango and Minazuki (茶だんご みなづき) Wagashi: Chadango and Minazuki (茶だんご みなづき) Minazuki is an early summer wagashi that from centuries ago commoners ate on the day that royals ate — ice.…

Kyoto Sake: Learning to Make Hannari Brand Umeshu in Fushimi – part 2

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery
Kyoto Sake: Learning to Make Hannari Brand Umeshu in Fushimi – part 2 (北川本家はんなり梅酒) Kyoto Sake: Learning to Make Umeshu in Fushimi (北川本家はんなり梅酒 Hannari Brand Umeshu: The tastes of Kyoto are subtle and refined, this umeshu was designed to be hannari, or delicate. In addition to classic umeshu, there are four imaginatively ‘Kyoto’…

Kyoto Sake: Learning to Make Umeshu in Fushimi – part 1

Kyoto Sake: Learning to Make Umeshu in Fushimi – part 1
Kyoto Sake: Learning to Make Umeshu (Japanese plum liqueur) in Fushimi – part 1 Kyoto Sake: Learning to Make Umeshu (Japanese plum liqueur) in Fushimi Umeshu: Japanese plums, called ume (梅) are mainly used to flavor alcohol and vinegar and to make the incredible umeboshi, pickled plum. In early summer, it is popular to make ume flavored alcohol, called umeshu (梅酒) at home, but we were fortunate enough to get…
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