Enjoy Kanazawa's Famous Turban Curry in Kyoto
The Japan Meteorological Agency announced on July 17 that the Kinki region was "believed to be the end of the rainy season."This year's rainy season lasted 62 days, the longest ever recorded.The long rainy season is over and the summer season in Kyoto is finally in full swing!One of the things I want to eat on a hot day is curry.I will introduce Kanazawa's famous turban curry that can be enjoyed while in Kyoto.Turban curry refers to 'Kanazawa curry' which was born in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture in 1971.In 2001, Turban curry restaurants opened in Kyoto."Curry House Turban Hankyu Katsura Station West Entrance" and "Kitchen Cafe L" in Kawaramachi Marutamachi.The features of Turban curry are "roux colour" and "thickened", and the ingredients are blended in.It has a rich yet refreshing taste, and it is so delicious that you will want to have another helping.There are various menus such as "roast cutlet curry", "hamburger curry", "eggplant curry", etc.I think the retro stainless steel also curry plate seems to bring out the original taste of curry.At Kitchen Cafe L, salad is served instead of shredded cabbage.We can also take out the roux and enjoy Turban curry at home.Heat the roux in a pot over low heat until it starts to bubble, add hot water and heat.It is nice that we can enjoy a lot because it is 1 pack for 3 people.It can be said that eating curry to warm up a cold body by air conditioning is a trick to get through summer.Kitchen Cafe El is located in an alley two blocks east of Kawaramachi Marutamachi.The sign of "Turban Curry" is the landmark.In addition to Turban curry, reasonable breakfast and lunch menu are also available.It's a cozy coffee shop loved by the locals.If you go to Katsura, you can also visit "Curry House Turban Hankyu Katsura Station West Entrance Shop"!Kitchen Cafe L558 Komano-cho , Kamigyo Ward , Kyoto City (2 blocks east from Kawaramachi Marutamachi, and about 50 meters south)5 minutes walk from Marutamachi Station of Keihan Jingu ShrineCurry House Turban Hankyu Katsura Station West EntranceB1F, Yamanouchi Building 128 -3, Katsura Minamitatsumi-cho, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto CityA short walk from the west exit of Hankyu Katsura Station
Japanese Summer confectionery "Kyo ayu"
June 16 is "Wagashi no Hi (Japanese sweets Day)".In 848, Emperor Ninmyo presented sweets and rice cakes related to the number of 16 to the altar by an oracle.At the same time, he prayed for epidemic prevention and good health.On this occasion, the era name was changed from "Jowa" to "Kasho," and June 16 became "Kasho no Hi (Day)".Kasho means ' a happy sign '.The "Kasho no Hi" lasted from the Heian period to the Edo period, and it is "Wagashi no Hi" that conveys this to the present.Wagashi which expresses the taste of each season seems to bring good fortune to our house."Ayu (Sweet fish)" is a popular summer Wagashi in Japan.This is a superb product in the shape of a jumping or swimming sweetfish in a clear stream, and it is displayed in various shops every summer.My favorite is Kyokado Toshiyasu's "Kyo-ayu".This product is characterized by its light blue bran skin, which is made with the motif of "Kyo-ayu", a specialty of the Katsura-gawa River.Inside, there is a mixture of Yuzu citrus paste and transparent green agar, and it looks cool!Not only can it be chilled, but it is also more delicious when frozen.We can take it out of the freezer right before we eat it without defrosting it.Even if we freeze it, we can enjoy its smooth texture and cool texture.It is a limited time sale until the end of August."Kyokado Toshiyasu" is located on the Nijo dori Street Kawabata.Founded in 1903, it is known as the confectioner of the Mushanokoji-senke tea ceremony.One of the most famous confectioneries is ' Tou-tou', which is made by sandwiching koshian (sweet bean paste) containing Daitoku-ji natto (fermented soybeans) between fuyaki senbei (baked glutinous rice crackers).The interior is a dignified space unique to a long-established store, and the wrapping string hanging from the ceiling makes me excited.The wagashi decorated with beautiful wrapping paper and boxes are perfect for the present "Kasho no Hi".Kyokado Toshiyasu226 Namba-cho, Nijo-dori Kawabata Higashi-iru, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City6 minutes walk from Keihan Jingu Marutamachi Station
Kamo eggplant fried with shrimp and squid with Chili pepper
When it gets hot, I want to eat spicy food.Kamo Nasu (Kamo eggplant), one of Kyoto's traditional vegetables, is in season in summer.Kamo Nasu is made mainly in Kamigamo, Kyoto and is characterized by its large round shape.Also called "the queen of eggplants", the thick flesh does not easily crumble when boiled, and is used in various dishes.It goes well with hot spices such as red pepper, and it may be a Kyoto vegetable which can be called "the queen of summer"."Madame Ko-ran" is a Chinese restaurant where we can enjoy seasonal dishes made with seasonal Kyoto vegetables.We can enjoy "賀茂茄子麻婆 (Kamo Nasu Mabo, Kamo eggplant mabo)" and "賀茂茄子と海老・イカの唐辛子炒め (Kamo eggplant fried with shrimp and squid with Chili pepper)" only in summer."賀茂茄子麻婆" is a dish that makes use of a whole Kamo eggplant and looks exciting."賀茂茄子と海老・イカの唐辛子炒め" is appetizing with colorful ingredients.The "賀茂茄子 (Kamo Nasu)" menu displayed at the entrance also has a Kyoto-like taste and taste."Madame Ko-ran" is located to the southeast of the Kyoto Imperial Palace, and is also an attractive Kyo-machiya (Kyoto Machiya Townhouse) with a calm atmosphere.It is based on Chinese Szechuan cuisine, but for Japanese people, it brings out the flavor of the ingredients and has a light taste.They use vegetable oil and almost no spices, so Chinese food that is only available here is popular.The beautiful dishes made with lots of seasonal Kyoto vegetables are great for special occasions.There are also many standard popular dishes, such as "Elegant Happousai" and "Tompo-Burger".We can also take away them, so how about authentic Chinese food at home?Under the state of emergency, both lunch and dinner are now open in less time.Summer still has a long way to go, so we can make it in time even after the state of emergency is lifted.Madame Ko-ranThe north side of Teramachi Higashi-iru, Marutamachi-dori Street, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City5 minutes walk from Marutamachi Station of Keihan Jingu Shrine.
Coffee and restaurant "DORF"
The Kyoto National International Conference Center is located next to the nature rich Takaragaike Koen Park.It opened in 1966 as Japan's first international convention center.Near the Kokusaikaikan subway station, there are many shops I want to stop by on the way to Takaragaike.I will introduce you to the coffee and restaurant "DORF" established in 1979."DORF" means "village" in German.It is like one of the villa in Germany, and there are real fireplace and antique furnishings in the store.On a cold day, the fireplace flickers and we can see a scene that really looks like we came to a villa in a foreign country.Out of the many dishes on the menu, what I had on that day was the "DORF lunch Set (Hamburg Steak & Fried Shrimp)".Fried Shrimp is thin but full of meat, and it has a rich taste.In addition to lunch, we have a variety of menu from morning to dinner and tea time!The coffee served in the cup of Richard Ginori is also the pride of the restaurant.We can enjoy authentic Western dishes such as tongue stew,too.In addition to homemade scones, there are also cakes and cookies that can be taken out, making it a great souvenir.This is a restaurant that you will want to visit many times to enjoy various dishes such as breakfast, lunch and dinner.Also, there is a sun room on the south side, and it is a good place to sit on a sunny day.From the sun room, we can see the zelkova tree, the symbol of the shop, and it is also a picturesque space.I would like to visit in autumn when the zelkova trees, which are about 280 years old, turn red.Coffee & Restaurant DORF4 Iwakura Higashigotanda, Sakyo-ward, Kyoto5 minutes walk from Kokusaikaikan Subway StationHere is for Relax in Takaragaike Koen Park
Kishimen Noodles at "Sarashina Honten"
"Kishimen Noodles" is known as a local gourmet of Nagoya.I would like to introduce "Sarashina Honten (Main Store)" in Shinkyogoku where we can enjoy Kyoto pre-made Kishimen Noodles.A long-established store established in 1874, the slogan is "Hirari, Tsururi, Perori".Although it is a long-established restaurant, it is a popular restaurant where we can enjoy homemade Nadai "Kishimen Noodles" at a reasonable price."Kishimen Noodles (hot)" is the signature product with fluffy dried bonito flakes on top of large aburaage.I came here to take this, but I saw the word "感謝セール (thank-you sale)".In March, "にしんそば (Nishin Soba : Soba Noodle Soup With Herring)" "にしんきしめん (Nishin Kishimen : Kishimen Noodle Soup With Herringnoodles)" and "にしんうどん (Nishin Udon : Udon Noodle Soup With Herring)" are offered at special prices.Then I had the Kyoto specialty, "Nishin Kishimen Noodle".Kyoto's Kujo Negi (green onion) and Kishimen Noodles with Herring cooked salty-sweet are fluttering and smooth.It was truly "Hirari, Tsururi, Perori", and I enjoyed the flavorful soup stock of dried bonito flakes.The popular "Ankake Tanuki Kishimen (Tanuki Kishimen Noodles with Thick Starchy Sauce)" is Kyoto-style Ikishimen which is a big deep-fried bean curd with a thick sauce."Kayaku Kishimen (Kishimen Noodle Soup with some ingredients" is used Kamaboko from Teramachi-Sanjo "Ibarakiya".This Kishimen Noodle is also served with wheat gluten, Kyoto Yuba, and homemade Shiitake mushroom, and we can enjoy Kyoto tastes.We can eat not only Kishimen but also Udon, Noodles, Soba Noodles and Donburi rice at "Sarashina Main Store".The sign and the chopsticks bag say "新京極御用極製棊子麺處更科本店 (Shinkyogoku Goyogokusei Kinkimen Sarashina Main Store)".I learned for the first time that "Kishimen noodles" is written in Kanji as "棊子麺".Sarashina Honten (Main Store)483 Nakasuji-cho, Shinkyogoku-dori Rokkaku sagaru, Nakagyo-ku Ward, Kyoto City8 minutes walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station
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
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