The delicacy of March 3 "the Doll's Festival (Joshi no Sekku)" is Chirashi-sushi.
Before that, "Mushi-sushi (Steamed sushi)" which is a special treat during the cold season, will come to an end.
"Mushi-sushi" refers to a warm type of chirashizushi made by putting chirashizushi in a bowl and steaming it in a bamboo steamer.
It is one of the winter features that we can eat from the beginning of December to the end of February in Kyoto and Osaka.
Today, I introduce "Hisago-zushi" 's "Mushi-sushi (Steamed sushi)", which is opened in Shijo Kawaramachi since 1950.
Since its establishment, it has been loved by the people of Kyoto so much that it is now synonymous with "Speaking of Hisago-zushi, it is Chirashi (sushi)".
There are many people like my grandmother who think of "Chirashi" first when they think of "Hisago-zushi".
The "Nadai Chirashi-zushi" has shrimps, shrimp soboro, shiitake mushrooms, conger eel and shredded egg crepes along with sweet sushi rice.
Furthermore, garnish with yurine roots or ginkgo nuts, serve in a bowl, and warm in a steamer to make a "Mushi-sushi (Steamed sushi)".
"Mushi-sushi (Steamed sushi)" is available for a limited time from December to the end of February, and we can enjoy hot one made after ordering.
Microwave-safe "Mushi-sushi (Steamed sushi)" are also available for takeout or mail order.
It's nice that we can enjoy hot and steamy sushi at home.
Why not take this opportunity to taste the "Mushi-sushi (Steamed sushi)" that has supported Kyoto's chilly winter?
For details, please check the official website of "Hisago-zushi".
Kyoto Kawaramachi Hisago-zushi
344 Shioya-cho, Shijo Agaru, Kawaramachi-dori Street, Nakagyo-ku Ward, Kyoto City
Close to Hankyu Kyoto Kawaramachi Station