Breakfast. A massive queue outside the shop! Most of them carrying Kyoto guidebooks….just like me. ^^;;; Beef cutlet sandwich and Premium coffee. Very good but…quite expensive!!!!
My camera was breaking down so some of the photos are from my friend’s camera, like this one. So pretty.
八坂の塔・法観寺(Yasaka Pagoda – Houkanji Temple)
Not sure if the two maiko are the real thing, since nowadays “maiko taiken” or “maiko henshin” is popular.
二年坂・三年坂(Ninenzaka – Sannenzaka)
Lunch course 5250yen.
Wasabi leaf, iidako(octupus) with vinegar and miso, fukinoto tempura, kidney beans.
Bream and bamboo shoot suimono(clear soup).
Mackerel sushi, maguro sushi.
Ebiimo manju with kakuni inside.
Grilled yellowtail with miso, fried potato and fried konbu.
Rice cooked with fuki. Pickles.
For dessert, you can order as many as you want.
Strawberry yogurt parfait. Has yogurt ice-cream, strawberry, coconut pudding, jelly and rice(!) in it. Very good.
Daifuku made with hattaiko(flour of roasted barley).
Shiruko with green tea shiratama.
Overall the food is very good. The saba(mackerel) sushi is absolutely amazing. Though the main dish(grilled fish) is a bit dry…There were two types of fish for you to choose as the main. I chose the one that is normally more fatty and my friend picked the other. Turned out that my friend’s choice was fish cheek, which we weren’t told – the cheek of a skinny fish will be more juicy than the body part of a fat fish. ^^;;;; Anyway, the main chef only appeared from time to time. Most of the stuff was cooked by the two young apprentices…
Got a Mackerel sushi to eat on the shinkansen. Unfortunately I bought from the WRONG shop!! My friend recommended this shop. Argh next time! ^^;;
Very short but a great trip~