Surprisingly, Kyoto is known for boasting the highest level of "bread" consumption in Japan.
There are bakeries in various places in "town of bread", and recently there are many shops specializing in high quality bread.
One of them is the "Asa okitara Mama no Mama (When she gets up in the morning, she's mommy's mom)" opened across the Kamogawa Gate of the Kyoto Botanical Garden.
Mr.Takuya Kishimoto, a popular bakery producer, is said to have created the name.
"Mama no Mama (Mommy's mom)" means "Granma", you know.
At the store, there are 2 kinds of bread, "Freshly Baked Granma" and "Granma's bean bread".
The bread dough uses carefully selected ingredients such as milk from Jersey beef, fresh cream, and raw sugar from Okinawa.
The bean bread is kneaded with Japanese bush warbler beans of "Anko made in Yamanashi" in Higashiyama Sanjo, Kyoto for a milky taste.
In any case, it is recommended to eat it without toasting from the day of purchase to the next day.
After that, you can enjoy crunchy and fluffy texture if you slice it a little thicker and toast it.
"It is surprisingly delicious when you eat it in the morning." of course, but what excited me was the design of the paper bag.
The picture that reminds me of the cover of my favorite foreign picture book series brings back the morning of my childhood.
Asa okitara Mama no Mama
31 -1 Kamigamo Sakurai-cho, Kita Ward, Kyoto City
5 minutes walk from Subway Kitayama Station