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Hello to all readers! Today our Taiwanese columnist Vanessa would like to introduce you to Ushinohone (which literally translates into ‘cow’s bones’), a long-standing Japanese izakaya that serves traditional Kyoto dishes in a townhouse (a traditional Japanese house that has turned into commercial establishment).
Soba is undoubtedly one of Japan’s many great cuisines. A restaurant next to Arashiyama’s Dogetsu-kyou (translates into ‘moon-crossing bridge’), Arashiyama Yoshimura, serves up excellent soba and keeps customers coming back for more.
Everyone knows that Kyoto is home to an abundance of shrines. But do you know that there are plenty of shrines that are not just open for praying? On fixed dates every month, stalls selling miscellaneous goods and food spring up around 40 over shrines that open up their grounds for bazaars (known as ichi in Kyoto). Allow us to introduce Tenjin-ichi, located in Kitano Tenmangu, the most prominent shrine bazaars of them all!
Ramen is one of Japan’s favorite delicacies, but do you know that there are many different types available? Most regions have their own variety of local ramen, with their own distinct soup base, handmade noodles and toppings. The most famous among all is the Hakata ramen, hailing from Fukuoka prefecture. It’s instantly recognizable with white tonkotsu (pork bone) broth and thin, firm-textured noodles.
Hello Kitty fans rejoice! The iconic mascot now has a new teahouse in Kyoto!
Known as ‘Harou Kiti Saryo’ in Japanese, the Hello Kitty themed Japanese teahouse – though it is advertised as a café – is the latest addition to Kyoto’s innumerable attractions since 13th November 2014. Blending in with a small alley full of little traditional Japanese shops, the exterior of the café looked just like a typical Japanese teahouse.
Located in Gokomachi Sanjo-sagaru, near Grand Page’s travel agency, Kokoraya is a well-known izakaya (drinking establishment) in the area. Customers flock there for their simple, delicious homemade dishes, known as ‘obanzai’ or ‘o-uchi gohan’, which both literally mean ‘home-cooked meal’. Despite the simplicity in its concept, Kokoraya prides itself for its delectable menu, made from only the finest ingredients from all around the world. What better place to try Japanese homemade dishes than Kokoraya?