April 07, 2007

KYOTO DAY 3

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イノダコーヒー本店(INODA COFFEE)
ビーフカツサンド+プレミアムコーヒー、¥2226。
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!!!!

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北野天満宮(Kitano Tenmangu)
My camera was breaking down so some of the photos are from my friend's camera, like this one. So pretty.
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出町ふたば(Futaba)
豆餅。 桜餅。
Famous "mame-mochi", same as daifuku studded with whole beans. Also got sakura-mochi.

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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.
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二年坂・三年坂(Ninenzaka - Sannenzaka)

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修伯(Shuuhaku)
Lunch course 5250yen.
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わさび菜・飯だこの酢みそあえ・ふきのとうのてんぷら・いんげん
小鯛と京都大原の朝どり竹の子の吸い物
Wasabi leaf, iidako(octupus) with vinegar and miso, fukinoto tempura, kidney beans.
Bream and bamboo shoot suimono(clear soup).
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お造り
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鯛・ひらめ
あおりいか・ブリ
Bream, flatfish.
Squid, yellowtail.
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鯖棒寿司・づけまぐろ寿司
角煮入り海老芋まんじゅう
Mackerel sushi, maguro sushi.
Ebiimo manju with kakuni inside.
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ブリの味噌漬け・揚げジャガイモと揚げ白板昆布
ふきごはん・香の物
Grilled yellowtail with miso, fried potato and fried konbu.
Rice cooked with fuki. Pickles.
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イチゴヨーグルトパフェ
くるみのミルフィーユ
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.
Walnut mille-feuille.
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はったい粉の大福
抹茶白玉入り汁粉
Daifuku made with hattaiko(flour of roasted barley).
Shiruko with green tea shiratama.
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抹茶アイス
Matcha ice-cream.
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...

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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~

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Comments:

My old camera completely broke after my Kyoto trip. My new one is fine~.

The coffee shop's menu is not cheap. The most famous item is the breakfast set with egg and ham and salad and croissant...but the sandwich sounded more tempting even though it was so NOT right for breakfast - I was still full at lunch!! ^^;;

seat | April 13, 2007 09:11 PM

That must be some very very famous cutlet sandwich (mentioned in guidebook?), so $$$!

I would never imagine you'd have touristy pictures of Maiko/Geisha/Sakura/temple one day...^^;; but they looked great! Food is about culture & history~

That lunch course is amazing~ *_* "Order as much as you want' desssert means...no extra charge? That's so good!

Oh no the camera that broke down...is your new one?

Freda | April 12, 2007 09:36 AM

Hey scenic!
Yeah I did blog all of them!! X-D Here: 1, 2, 3, 4. We should go some more!!

seat | April 10, 2007 07:52 PM

きれいですね!(both the sights & the food!)

ps. did you ever blog about the french place you brought me to? i dun remember seeing it...

scenic | April 10, 2007 01:15 AM

湯さん>
修伯の鯖寿司、本当にうまいです!
お持ち帰りしたかった、、、
ふたばはすごい並んだけど、
食べてみたら普通だった、、、
地元の友達は味が落ちたって言ってたよ~
でも、やっぱり京都はいいですね~
香港・台湾なんかより近いし、私なら京都通うわ~(笑)

RP>
Oh I went in early March, so it was plum flowers(ume) in full blossom not sakura(actually sakura season is now in Kyoto, so probably very crowded with tourists now). Washoku is so delicate and pretty, and very healthy! Believe or not, I ate like a pig in Kyoto but I didn't gain weight! The magic of washoku~. If the trip was to France, I am sure I would have gained 5 kg in 3 days.

seat | April 9, 2007 02:50 PM

まさに美食旅行でしたね~
「修伯」の鯖寿司、鯖が分厚くって美味しそう!!
「イノダ」も「ふたば」もよく並びましたね~
「ふたば」の豆餅は京都高島屋の和菓子コーナーに曜日限定か何かで出てるのを
以前ゲットしたことがあるのですが、本店で買ったことはないです。
京都、行きたいーー!! 551の豚まんも食べたい!

湯 | April 8, 2007 12:15 PM

My gosh, drooled so much while reading this entry ^^;;; Were the streets crowded with tourists who came to see sakura blossom? A lot of the dishes/desserts you took picture of look so delicate, thanks for the "treat" yo :-)

RP | April 8, 2007 08:05 AM