What I love about Japanese cuisine is that
you can enjoy the whole thing with your eyes, too.
Especially, the local cuisine in Kyoto, Kyo-ryori （京料理),
is beautiful like art.
Dinner on the first day started with local sake.
Prix-fixe menu at Kaji (京料理かじ）
I love Japanese persimmons :)
Sashimi (raw fish) with three different sauce.
Grilled pork and mushrooms with mushed nuts and miso.
Lily bulb tofu :)
The texture was lighter than normal tofu.
Stewed veggies and conger eel.
Sake ice-cream for me as dessert :)
Because I was wearing kimono and obi was squeezing my stomach,
it was hard to breathe at the end of full course dinner.... :P
Dinner at a casual restaurant Kokoroya (ここら屋）on the second day.
I just found out there is a branch in Nakameguro, Tokyo.
Glad to know!
They serve Obanzai, light Kyoto-style home cooking here.
stir fried lotus root.
stewed yellow tails and radish.
baked wheat starch with miso paste.
one of my favorites :)
Welsh onion with miso sauce.
yam and tofu with butter.
This is one of the representative food in Kyoto.
I love the chunkiness of broiled mackerels on top.
Everything in Kyoto was so tasty :)
What I love about Kyoto cuisine is
that it is more lightly flavored compared to that of Kanto region.
I definitely need to visit there again before long.
Maybe when the weather gets warmer in spring?
Kyoto is such a great city full of tasty food and historic beauty.
I'm in love with it already.