April 06, 2007
KYOTO DAY 2
Le Petit Mec(ル・プチメック)
Breakfast in a cute bakery cafe.
Right pic is mine...a sandwich and two tarts. ^^;;
Ohara is a bit far and we went there by car.
Creepy but I just love it!!
Also in Ohara.
You can hear some "ding ding" water sound from the holes on the wood.
1890yen lunch course.
Sakura sake. Obanzai(Kyoto daily family dishes).
Mizuna salad. White miso soybean milk.
Bamboo shoot dengaku(spread with miso and grilled).
Simmered herb pork and Kyoto vegetables in ankake(starchy sauce).
15-grain rice with yuba ankake.
For a lunch less than 2000yen, the standard is very high. Kyoto food with a modern touch. Very handy if you are short of cash....
"Light-up" event in March. Pretty nice but not as big-scale as I had expected. It was raining but still very crowded~.
Dinner. Menu: 1, 2.
Simmered Iidako(octopus). Very soft!
Grilled aubergine in sesame sauce. Vegetables in ankake(starchy sauce). The Japanese starchy sauce is not oily and completely drinkable, unlike the chinese kind. Apparently it is very common Kyoto cooking style in winter because the thick starch sauce keeps the food warm.
This place is famous for its kamameshi(From Wikipedia: a traditional Japanese rice dish cooked in an iron pot with various kinds of meat, seafood, and vegetables). This one has prawn, chicken, bamboo shoot and other stuff.
Kamameshi with anago.
All the food are very good. Traditional Kyoto winter food that really warms you up. We only had tea and no alcohol with the meal and it was 10,000yen for 3 people.