Have a cup of Amazake at "Kouji-ya Cafe".
The last day of the 24 divisions of the old calendar, "great cold" is said to be the coldest time of the year.In 2021, the coldest season is from Wednesday, January 20 to Tuesday, February 2.The drinks that warmed people's bodies in Kyoto that was chilled to the bone were Ameyu and Amazake.Amazake, which is said to have originated in the Kofun period, was a drink for nobles until around the Heian period.In the Edo period, Amazake sellers flourished in Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo, and it became popular among common people.In the past, Ameyu and Amazake are sometimes served at Setsubun-e (the traditional end of winter), but this year, the festival was canceled due to the Corona disaster.Why don't you warm your cold body with the authentic amazake from the fermentation cafe run by a long-established Kouji store?It has its head office in Maizuru, Kyoto and sells fermented foods such as raw Kouji and miso "Osakaya Koji".It is a long-established store that moved from Osaka to Maizuru in the Kanei era in the early Edo period and started business as "Osakaya".Since its establishment, Kouji has been hand-made one by one over 3 days using traditional methods.Japanese rice such as malted rice, wheat malted rice and pesticide-free malted rice are produced and sold throughout the year.Sanjo-jingu-michi Road near Heian-jingu Shrine has "Osakaya Kouji Sanjo Jingumichi".This restaurant has a cafe space called "Kouji-ya Cafe".You can enjoy fermented food menu that makes use of Kouji such as Amazake, Ozoni with white miso, Miso soup set meal, etc.Amazake contains no alcohol or sugar, and you can feel the mild sweetness of Kouji.The grains of rice are soft and fluffy, and with ginger in it, I can feel that the core of the body becomes warm.The Amazake made with 100% Kouji has almost the same ingredients as the drip and is good for controlling the intestines and recovering from fatigue.There are many variations such as hot milk Amazake latte and hot cocoa Amazake with tapioca.In addition to takeout, you can order raw Amazake powder, so how about at home?For details, please check the official website of Osakaya Koji shop.Osakaya Koujiten Jingumichi-ten181 Nakanocho, Sanjo-dori Jingudo Higashi-iru, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City5 minutes walk from Higashiyama Subway Stationhttps://www.namakouji.com/Here is for What is "Ameyu" loved in Kyoto, even now and in the past?
Grill Seiken Kaikan's Lunch box
The second emergency declaration was also issued to Kyoto prefecture.I just pray that we can enjoy going out and eating out without noticing.I want to think about where I want to go and what I want to eat in early spring and overcome the period of self-restraint.This time, I would like to introduce you to a Western restaurant in Kyoto that I would like to visit when things settle down."Grill Seiken Kaikan" is located on the west side of Tadasu no Mori in Shimogamo Shrine since 1958.We can enjoy European dishes like "Hamburg Steak & Fried Shrimp" that has been loved since the establishment.Nowadays, takeout lunch boxes are sold in the reduced business hours.They also have various menus like "Hamburg Steak & Fried Shrimp Bento", "Hamburger Bento", "Steak Bento", etc.It is also attractive that you can order "Today's potage soup" and "Green salad" together.How about enjoying the taste of a famous restaurant and feeling a little richer than usual at home?They serve freshly-made ones, so I want to spread my lunch box in Kamogawa river nearby.For details such as opening hours and menus, please check the official website of Grill Seiken Kaikan.The picture is "Hamburg Steak & Fried Shrimp" and "Soup of the day" provided in the store.Grill Seiken Kaikan15 Shimogamo Morimoto-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto CityClose to Tadasunomori City bus stophttp://www.grillseikenkaikan.com/
Handmade noodles "Teuchi Daisen Soba HIBIKI"
In 2020, the winter solstice is December 21.On a cold day, I tend to eat warm Udon and Soba noodles.There is a cold Soba noodle that even it is cold I want to eat right in front of Demachiyanagi Station of Eizan Electric Railway.They serve authentic handmade Daisen Soba noodles "Teuchi Daisen Soba HIBIKI".As the name suggests, buckwheat flour of Daisen Soba noodles harvested at the foot of Daisen Mountain in Tottori Prefecture is used.The "Daisen Soba" that flows from the Izumo Soba is known as the local cuisine of Daisen.The "Tokumori soba (Special assorted Soba noodles)" that you will want to try is full of spices such as soft boiled egg, grated daikon radish, green perilla, and flower.It is said that the mainstream is to dip it in the sauce first like Zaru-soba noodles and then eat it as Bukkake noodles style.In addition, it is also a feature to sprinkle not wasabi but ichimi togarashi (Cayenne pepper powder) placed on the table according to preference.It is also the best part of cold Soba noodles to warm up with Soba-yu (Soba hot water) after enjoying the smell of Soba noodles and the feeling down your throat.For cold Soba noodles, try the San-in style "Warigo Soba noodles" or "Tororo mori Soba noodles (with grated yam)".And if you want warm Soba noodles, try "Kake Soba noodles" or "Irodori Soba noodles" "Kizami age Soba noodles (with fried Buckwheat)".The daily special Takikomi gohan (mixed rice) is limited in quantity, and I had "Saba (Mackerel) Takikomi gohan" on this day.The landmark is a wooden sign that says "手打 大山そば 響 (Teuchi Daisen Soba HIBIKI)" in front of Demachiyanagi Station on the Eizan Electric Railway.When you pass through the noren, you are greeted by two smiling elderly women.It is a small restaurant with 8 seats including counter and Koagari, and there is a line during lunch time.Please go out after checking business days and hours.This year has reached the end of the year in a blink of an eye, and Toshikoshi Soba noodles has come to pass.It's hard to go back to your hometown in this time of the year, but we eat year-crossing noodles for good luck.Teuchi Daisen Soba HIBIKI (Handmade noodles)20 Tanaka Shimoyanagi-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto CityClose to Demachiyanagi Station of Eizan Electric Railway
Enjoy the feeling of Hawaii in Kyoto "ALOHANA CAFE"
On December 15, the first snow of 2020 was also observed in Kyoto.It's the beginning of winter!A northerly wind "Hiei-oroshi" blowing down from Mt. Hiei brings a chill to the bottom in the basin of Kyoto.Why don't you enjoy the feeling of everlasting summer in Kyoto where your body is frozen from the core?"ALOHANA CAFE" in Kawaramachi Kojinguchi is a slightly Hawaiian cafe.You can enjoy the menu centered on hamburgers in the restaurant where you can feel the warmth of wood.The juicy pate that is baked after ordering and the crisp lettuce.The ingredients of the day are Sandoz with buns full of sesame and it is very filling!Forks and knives are prepared, so even women can enjoy them elegantly.The potatoes on the side are crispy and you can't stop eating them.Eat it with a Hawaiian beer "Cona Beer" and you're in Waikiki Beach!?Spam cans and coasters with cutlery and napkins also add to the mood.Lunch time is limited to the daily menu.You can choose from several menus of the day, such as hamburgers and rice plates.They also have a kids' menu, so it's nice to have a relaxing time with kids.There is also take-out, so you can enjoy picnicking at Kamogawa which is very close in spring.This December marked the 13 year anniversary of its opening "ALOHANA CAFE".Why don't you feel the breeze in Hawaii in flozen Kyoto?ALOHANA CAFE39 -2 Higashisakura-cho, Kawaramachi-dori Kojinguchi-agaru, Kamigyo-ku Ward, Kyoto CityClose to Kojinguchi City bus stop
Have Russian tea and home cooking at "Cafe Yozik"
In the freezing cold of Kyoto, why don't you think of the extremely cold Russia?Russia is famous for its folk crafts such as matryoshka dolls and the character "Cheburashka".The local dishes of Russia such as piroshki and borsch are also well known in Japan.Warm yourself up with Russian home cooking surrounded by Russian goods at "Cafe Yozik" in Kitayama.The shop's name "Jozik" means hedgehog in Russian.As the name suggests, there are many dishes and miscellaneous goods with hedgehog motifs in the store.Just looking at the sundries displayed by the window, I'm excited that I can enjoy the feeling of Russia."Russian tea" is a Russian-style tea which is made by scooping up jam with a teaspoon and putting it in your mouth.Russia has a strong image of alcohol like vodka, but it has developed its own tea culture.For lunch, I had "Russian Set" with borscht, piroshki, salad and drink of my choice.During tea time, please enjoy "Russian Tea Set" which is eaten with Russian home-style sweets.Of course there is vodka, so why don't you open the door on a cold night?On this Christmas day, the take-out limited "Christmas box" is also sold in limited quantity and for a limited time.It's nice to enjoy Russian Christmas at home this year.If you're curious, check out the official Facebook page as soon as possible.Cafe Yozik66 Tree's Bldg. 2nd Floor, Kamigamo Imaigawara-cho, Kita Ward, Kyoto City8 minutes walk from Subway Kitayama Stationhttps://www.facebook.com/cafeyojik/
"Misokaan Kawamichiya", which is famous soba restaurant since the Edo period
I was looking for cold soba (noodles) this summer.As autumn deepens, I change my mind to warm soba.In Kyoto, it is not uncommon to find long-established stores that have been in business for 300 or 400 years."Misokaan Kawamichiya" located in Fuyacho-dori streed Sanjo is one of them.It is a long-established restaurant that has been serving fresh soba since the Edo period and has been loved by many celebrities both in Japan and abroad.When you go under the noren (a short curtain hung at the entrance of a room), you can see the tasteful tatami seats in the sukiya style interior.There is a small room in the back, and you can see the garden from the chair seats where the wind passes.Enjoy this year's seasonal flavor of new soba at "Nishin (soba noodle soup with herring)", "Kamo Namba (soba noodle soup with dag)", "Yamakake (soba noodle soup with grated yam)", etc.You can add "Kisetsu gohan (Seasonal rice)" to your soba."Houkouro" is "nabe (hot pot)" with yuba, nori seaweed, spinach, quail egg, shiitake mushroom and kamaboko fish cake with soba and udon noodle."Houkouro" that is said to have been invented by the 14th generation owner is also a specialty of Misokaan Kawamichiya.The stock that has been preserved for generations is used and the supplier of carefully selected ingredients is the same as it was then.You can also enjoy Kyo-yasai (Kyoto vegetables) with special ingredients such as Kyo-kikuna, Karami-daikon (spicy radishes) from Takagamine, and Kamo-tai negi (green onions).The soba is pounded with mountain yams from Tanba, making it a pot in which you can enjoy the unique flavor of Kyoto.For a limited time until Wednesday, March 31, 2021, the annual "aromatic furnace" will be on the Internet.I heard that there is a privilege only for those who see the website, so please check it.You can take out "aromatic furnace" and some soba, so, how about it for a year-end party or toshikoshi soba?Misokaan Kawamichiya297 Shimohakusan-cho, Fuyacho-dori Sanjo-agaru, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City5 minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station on the Kyoto City Subwaywww.kawamichiya.co.jp/english.html
Shimogamo "Gratin House La Vienna"
When autumn comes, what food do you miss?I like hot gratin more than anything else.I like to cook it at home, but the gratin I eat at the restaurant is also special.If the restaurant is a retro western style house, I feel even more excited.For me, a dreamlike place is "Gratin House La Vienna".We met at a quiet corner where we walked west from Kitayama subway station and went south on Shimogamohon-dori for about 10 minutes.As the name suggests, this Western style cafe is famous for its gratin and doria.In gratin and doria, white miso of Kyoto is used as a secret ingredient in milk and soy milk.I couldn't decide which to choose from various menus, and I chose "Shrimp macaroni gratin lunch" on this day.We could have a special seats with a view of the hydrophobic from the bay window.I had a blissful time that made me want to sit here and eat gratin all the time.In addition to gratin and doria, there are also Western dishes such as spaghetti and omurice.At lunch time, we can use it for a cup of tea, so how about taking a break from "Walking around Shimogamo"?A pleasant location within walking distance to the Kyoto Botanical Garden and the Kamogawa River is also attractive.Gratin House La Vienna51 Shimogamo Kitazono-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture10 minutes walk from Kitayama Station on the subwayHere is for Western food of Kyoto, "Yoshoku Norakuro"Here is for Takagi Coffee Takatsuji Honten (Main Store)
Focus on the virtual shop of the furoshiki specialty shop "Musubi"
October 5 is "Zero Plastic Bag Day".It has been exactly 3 months since charging for plastic bags was introduced nationwide on October 1.Nowadays, there are many people who try to "Zero Plastic Bag Day" every day.Do you carry your favorite eco bag?I use a large "furoshiki (wrapping cloth)" as an eco bag.I like the stability because I can wrap it according to what I bought.It is convenient that it is not bulky even if you have several bags with different sizes.There are many shops that sell furoshiki in Kyoto.From classical designs to collaborated items, there are many things that can be used as a picture even if it is decorated as it is.Among them, I would like to introduce you to a furoshiki specialty store that you should pay special attention to."Musubi" is produced by Yamada Senshi Co., Ltd., a Kyoto furoshiki manufacturer.In September 2020, "Virtual Musubi" opened.The inside of the Kyoto store and how to use the products are introduced in 3D on the web, and the flow is smooth.You can find your favorite one as if you were actually walking in a shop.You can purchase the items you like directly at the online shop.The Kyoto branch also holds a small-group "Furoshiki Workshop".Of course, you can also take measures to prevent infection such as social distance and wearing a mask.If you want to take this opportunity to start or master the furoshiki lifestyle, why don't you participate?For details, please check the official website of the furoshiki specialty shop Musubi.You can also enter the virtual musubi shop from the top page.Here is for the official website of the furoshiki specialty shop Musubi (Japanese site).
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