Posts Tagged ‘omiyage

Kyoto Sawai Shoyu Honten Soy Sauce Candy

Kyoto Sawai Shoyu Honten Soy Sauce Candy

Japanese make hard candy with some novel indigenous ingredients and flavors that often sound culinarily dubious but actually taste quite good. This is one, shoyu ame, or soy sauce candy. It is made by a shinise shoyu producer that still makes handcrafted soy sauce the heart of the ancient city, just a few minutes walk from the Gosho Imperial Palace.…

Kyoto Furoshiki Store Karakusaya

Kyoto Furoshiki Store Karakusaya

Kyoto Furoshiki Store Karakusaya (唐草屋)
Kyoto Furoshiki Store Karakusaya (唐草屋)
The furoshiki wrapping cloth is both utilitarian and beautiful. In daily life it is used to wrap and carry lunch boxes to work or picnics and on special occasions for wrapping gifts of food and drink.

Train Food and Seasonal Everything in Japan: Sakura Onigiri, Nanohana Tempura Onigiri

Train Food and Seasonal Everything in Japan: Sakura Onigiri, Nanohana Tempura Onigiri

Train Food and Seasonal Everything in Japan: Sakura Onigiri, Nanohana Tempura Onigiri (さくらおにぎり・菜の花天婦羅おにぎり)
Train Food and Seasonal Everything in Japan: Sakura Onigiri, Nanohana Tempura Onigiri
Just before catching a bullet back to Kyoto, I ducked into the omiyage/gourmet food court at Shinagawa Shinkansen Station (in Tokyo) to get some omiyage for Paku and some ‘bento’ for my two and a half hour train ride back to ‘old’ Japan.

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