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Osechi Ryori: French Osechi by Restaurant Okumura

Osechi Ryori: French Osechi by Restaurant Okumura
This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series O-shogatsu Ryori
In 2009 we brought you authentic Kyoto osechi New Year’s cuisine and while Japanese style is the norm there are some restaurants that do Western, Chinese or fusion-type osechi. I had a chance to meet Chef Shinzo Okumura of Restaurant Okumura who is said to have invented ‘French…

Dinner at Yoshikawa Ryokan: Tempura Kakiage O-chazuke

Dinner at Yoshikawa Ryokan: Tempura Kakiage O-chazuke
The other day I was fortunate enough to be invited for a wonderful tempura kaiseki dinner by some new friends from San Francisco at one of Kyoto’s most famous ryokan inns: Yoshikawa Ryokan. While Yoshikawa Ryokan is a fine place to stay, it is perhaps more famous for its tempura cuisine. Many Kyotoites go there just for tempura dinner. Now,…

Osechi: What is Kyo-ryori (Kyoto Cuisine)?

Osechi: What is Kyo-ryori (Kyoto Cuisine)?
This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series O-shogatsu Ryori
Osechi: What is Kyo-ryori (Kyoto Cuisine)? What is Kyo-ryori? (Kyoto Cuisine) 京料理 京懐石 吉泉
In Kyoto, it is said that the three most sophisticated cuisines in the world are French, Chinese and Japanese; and among these three, Kyoto Cuisine, or Kyo-ryori is the pinnacle of sophistication, visual beauty and subtlety of taste. Kyo-ryori is not just…

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