Posts Tagged ‘Kyoto Kaiseki Kichisen

2009 Shinmai ‘New Rice’ and Onigiri from Chef Tanigawa

2009 Shinmai ‘New Rice’ and Onigiri from Chef Tanigawa
2008: I wasn’t going to post about these onigiri rice balls but then I reread this article about a gift of a big round daikon radish and a bag of new rice that I wrote last year about Chef Tanigawa on the day that he finally agreed to let me document his New Year’s Osechi Cuisine. I had no…

Epic Sushi! Kyoto-style Sushi Lesson at Kichisen

Epic Sushi! Kyoto-style Sushi Lesson at Kichisen
Helena Chlepnac from Sushi Fusion from Switzerland was in town studying-up on Kyoto’s incredible culinary culture. We had a chance to spend a few days together which culminated in the most luxurious sushi meal, actually, three sushi meals, that I have ever had or even imagined! This was epic sushi! And all thanks to Chef Tanigawa at Kichisen, who gave…

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. Tsukudani is…

Kyoto Kichisen’s Chef Tanigawa Defeating Masaharu Morimoto on Iron Chef

Kyoto Kichisen’s Chef Tanigawa Defeating Masaharu Morimoto on Iron Chef
Iron Chef: Battle Pike Eel and the Man Who Carries the Future of Kyoto Cuisine on His Shoulders
Iron Chef: Battle Pike Eel and the Man Who Carries the Future of Kyoto Cuisine on His Shoulders
Here is the English dubbed episode of Battle Pike Eel (hamo, 鱧 はも) on YouTube.…

Aoi Matsuri Kyoto Kaiseki

Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock Festival) Kyoto Kaiseki at Kichisen 吉泉の五月の献立 Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock Festival) Kyoto Kaiseki at Kichisen 吉泉の五月の献立
It is May and the most historic festival in all of Japan, the Aoi Matsuri is upon us. Iron Chef Defeater, Yoshimi Tanigawa of Kyoto’s famed Kichisen restaurant artfully uses the symbols and themes of the Aio Matsuri and seasonal leaves and ingredients for Kichisen’s May kaiseki menu.…
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