April 06, 2007

KYOTO DAY 2

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Le Petit Mec(ル・プチメック)
Breakfast in a cute bakery cafe.
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Right pic is mine...a sandwich and two tarts. ^^;;

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大原三千院(Ohara Sanzenin)
Ohara is a bit far and we went there by car.
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Creepy but I just love it!!
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So cute~~
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宝泉院(Hosenin)
Also in Ohara.
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You can hear some "ding ding" water sound from the holes on the wood.
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京・上賀茂 萬川(Mankawa)
Menu here.
京野菜味わいセット、¥1890。
1890yen lunch course.
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桜花酒。おばんざい盛り合わせ。
Sakura sake. Obanzai(Kyoto daily family dishes).
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京水菜のサラダ。白味噌仕立ての豆乳。
Mizuna salad. White miso soybean milk.
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筍の田楽。ハーブ豚の角煮と旬の京野菜のあんかけ。
Bamboo shoot dengaku(spread with miso and grilled).
Simmered herb pork and Kyoto vegetables in ankake(starchy sauce).
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十五穀米の湯葉あんかけとお漬物。
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....

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一乗寺中谷(Ichijouji Nakatani)
Menu: 1, 2, 3.
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本日のパフェ、¥830。
Today's parfait. Ice-cream is sakura flavour, so nice!!
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中谷パフェ、¥950。
絹ごし緑茶てぃらみす。
Nakatani parfait. Green tea tiramisu.

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京都花灯路(Kyoto Hanatouro)
"Light-up" event in March. Pretty nice but not as big-scale as I had expected. It was raining but still very crowded~.
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余志屋(Yoshiya)
Dinner. Menu: 1, 2.
飯だこ煮。
Simmered Iidako(octopus). Very soft!
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焼き茄子のゴマだれ。 野菜あんかけ。
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.
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鴨まんじゅう。
Duck manju.
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釜めし:えび、とり、竹の子、他。
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.
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釜めし:穴子。
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.

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Comments:

White miso soybean milk is salty but also slightly sweet. It is more milk drink than soup. ^^;;
Yeah haha, Kamameshi is a bit like Pot Chai Rice, but pot chai rice has stronger fragrance~

seat | April 13, 2007 09:06 PM

Ohara looks absolutely stunning! The head statue buried on ground - so cinematic!

White miso soybean milk - interesting! It's salty right? A milk drink or soup? ^^;; Is kamameshi kinda like "Pot Chai Rice"?

Freda | April 12, 2007 09:28 AM

It was mainly a eating trip so we spent a lot of time inside restaurants. ^^;; Temples and gardens are calming...even though we were kinda in a rush(between meals ^^;;).

seat | April 9, 2007 02:35 PM

Many dishes look heart-warming and nice *hearts*

You don't know how much I want a bite of that green tea tiramisu! Looks so soft, so pretty~

Haha those faces in dirt are hilarious. All the places you went to seem quite relaxing!

RP | April 8, 2007 07:52 AM