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Kyoto Ryokan: Kyoto Summer Hamo Cuisine at Gion Hatanaka

Kyoto Ryokan: Kyoto Summer Hamo Cuisine at Gion Hatanaka
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Kyoto Ryokan
— WE DON’T RECOMMEND STAYING AT HATANAKA, IT IS OVERPRICED AND THE SERVICE IS BAD. THIS ARTICLE IS TO INTRODUCE HAMO CUISINE, NOT TO RECOMMEND HATANAKA RYOKAN. — Kyoto Ryokan: Kyoto Summer Hamo Cuisine at Gion Hatanaka (鱧料理) Kyoto Ryokan: Kyoto Summer Hamo Cuisine at Gion Hatanaka (鱧 はも 料理) Mid-summer is the time for the most important festival in…

Buri-zanmai: Buri Sashimi and Shiso Donburi

Buri-zanmai: Buri Sashimi and Shiso Donburi
Buri-zanmai: Buri Sashimi and Shiso Donburi (ぶり刺身丼) Buri-zanmai: Buri Sashimi and Shiso Donburi
Buri-zanmai Series (Part 3): Winter is the time for buri, or yellowtail. The meat is laden with oil and rich flavor. Here we make a quick and simple rice dish, Buri Sashimi and Shiso Donburi. Buri Sashimi and Shiso Donburi:
Donburi is a popular ‘rice bowl’ dish in Japan. Here we make…

Setsubun: The Day Before Spring, Demons, How to Eat Eho-Maki and Throw Your Beans

Setsubun: The Day Before Spring, Demons, How to Eat Eho-Maki and Throw Your Beans
Setsubun: The Day Before Spring, Demons, How to Eat Eho-Maki and Throw Your Beans (節分: 立春、恵方巻、炒り豆、豆撒き) Setsubun 節分 On February 3rd, people in Japan celebrate Setsubun, the coming of spring. Special sushi rolls called Eho-maki (恵方巻) and eaten while facing the auspicious direction for that year. After dinner, roasted soy beans, or iri-mame are thrown out the front door of the house…

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…

Hanaore — sabazushi (lightly pickled mackerel sushi)

Hanaore Sabazushi (花折鯖寿し) Hanaore is another very ‘Kyoto’ culinary experience. This famous shop offers only a single, well loved dish — sabazushi. Just three slices of sabazushi and a small bowl of soup will set you back 1,800 yen! Hanaore and sabazushi is a must try!! Hanaore 花折 Sabazushi 鯖寿し - preview The only dish served, sabazushi and the noren (shop curtain) Hanaore is another…
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