Archive for the ‘Kyo-yasai (京野菜)’ Category

Kyo yasai 京野菜 (Kyoto Vegetables) are the traditional vegetables of Kyoto.

Japanese Condiment: Kyotona Pepper Greens and Wagyu Beef Tsukudani

Kyotona Pepper Greens and Wagyu Tsukudani 京唐菜佃煮
Kyotona Pepper Greens and Wagyu Tsukudani  京唐菜佃煮
Tsukudani is a Japanese condiment that is usually made of seaweed that has been simmered in soy sauce, cooking sake and mirin. Kitayama, or the North Mountains of Kyoto are famous for Tsukudani made with mountain vegetables and mushrooms. Some tsukudani shinise stores in the city make tsukudani with wagyu beef.…

Kyoto Vegetable Garden: Kyoto Cucumber Nukazuke

Kyoyasai: Garden Grown Cucumber Nukazuke 京野菜ぬか漬け
Kyoyasai: Garden Grown Cucumber Nukazuke 京野菜ぬか漬け
Say hello to the KyotoFoodie Kyoto vegetable garden! We are trying to grow some authentic, traditional Kyoto vegetables this year.

Kichisen Kaiseki: Japanese New Year Shogatsu Ryori

Kichisen Kaiseki: Japanese New Year O-Shogatsu Kaiseki Ryori 京都吉泉 お正月懐石料理
Kichisen Kaiseki: Japanese New Year O-Shogatsu Kaiseki Ryori 京都吉泉 お正月懐石料理
A lobster, mochi, kelp, daidai- orange and persimmon offering to god, crab served amid fresh snow covered bamboo grass, red snapper sashimi served in a basket of green bamboo, pine bough and plum blossom;  it’s Oshogatsu Ryori at Kichisen.
Several hundred boxes of Osechi have been delivered, this…

Kichisen Osechi: Midnight Final Preparation and Meaning

Kichisen Osechi: Midnight Final Preparation and Meaning 京都吉泉 おせち料理の盛り付け
Kichisen Osechi: Midnight Final Preparation 京都吉泉 おせち料理の盛り付け
At Kichisen, the master and students work in the cold through the night like Santa’s workshop getting Japanese New Year’s Osechi ready to send via express chilled delivery to arrive at homes all over Japan on New Year’s Eve day. Kichisen’s osechi is exquisite and as it is a…

Osechi: Shopping for Osechi Vegetables at Kyoto Wholesale Food Market

Osechi: Shopping for Osechi Vegetables at Kyoto Wholesale Food Market

Japanese New Year’s Osechi Ryori: Shopping for Vegetables at Kyoto Wholesale Food Market with Kichisen Owner Yoshimi Tanigawa
Japanese New Year's Osechi Ryori: Shopping for Vegetables at Kyoto Wholesale Food Market with Kichisen Owner Yoshimi Tanigawa 京都吉泉・谷河吉巳 おせち料理 京都市中央卸売市場
At Kichisen, they start shopping for ingredients for osechi in July. Most all shopping is done at the Kyoto Central Wholesale Market. After ordering seafood, Kichisen master Tanigawa heads over to the vegetable section to purchase the finest Kyo-yasai, or…

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