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Osechi: What is Osechi Ryori?

Osechi: What is Osechi Ryori?
This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series O-shogatsu Ryori
Kichisen Osechi: What is Osechi Ryori? 京都吉泉 おせち料理 Kichisen Osechi: What is Osechi Ryori? 京都吉泉 おせち料理
Japanese New Year’s, or O-shogatsu is a celebration with ancient roots and perhaps the most prominent aspect of it is food and drink. Osechi ryori, or New Year’s cuisine is preserved food and is intended to last for several…

Wagashi: Gion Chigo Mochi

Wagashi: Gion Chigo Mochi
Wagashi: Kyoto Sanjo Wakasaya Gion Chigo Mochi (三条若狭屋 祇園ちご餅) Wagashi: Kyoto Sanjo Wakasaya Gion Chigo Mochi (三条若狭屋 祇園ちご餅) Gion Chigo Mochi covered in sparkly ice-like flakes, filled with sweet and salty miso has been a Kyoto favorite for about 100 years!…

Wagashi: Wasanbon Sugar Sesame Mochi

Wagashi: Wasanbon Sugar Sesame Mochi
Rakanmochi: Wasanbon Sugar Sesame Mochi (羅漢餅) Rakanmochi: Wasanbon Sugar Sesame Mochi (羅漢餅)
Rakanmochi is sesame flavored mochi encased in a firm but dry and crumbly block of Japanese wasanbon sugar and requires a slight bit of excavation in order to enjoy.…

Wagashi: Mame-mochi and Kuzu-manju

Wagashi: Mame-mochi and Kuzu-manju
Wagashi: Demachi Futaba Mame-mochi and Kuzu-manju Wagashi: Mame-mochi and Kuzu-manju Demachi Futaba is one of Kyoto’s most popular shinise mochi shops, famous for tasty confections and long lines! It is common to see taxis waiting while tourists make a last minute purchase of Kyoto yummies before jumping on a bullet train and going back home. Backpacker tourists can often be seen down at the…
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