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kyotofoodie in Kyoto, Japan

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Watermelon and Salt KitKat, Kelp Junk Food, Watermelon gummy Junk Food, Over-sized Grapefruit Junk Food - You need this junk!

Watermelon and Salt KitKat, Kelp Junk Food, Watermelon gummy Junk Food, Over-sized Grapefruit Junk Food - You need this junk!

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The finest wagashi for the tea ceremony are sweets for the mind and its motifs come from classical poetry and painting.

The finest wagashi for the tea ceremony are sweets for the mind and its motifs come from classical poetry and painting.

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Nasudengaku is eggplant baked with sweet miso paste and is a summer favorite.

Nasudengaku is eggplant baked with sweet miso paste and is a summer favorite.

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Chewy sesame flavored mochi encased in traditional Japanese wasanbon sugar -- some excavation required!

Chewy sesame flavored mochi encased in traditional Japanese wasanbon sugar -- some excavation required!

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Be sure to eat a grilled eel bowl on

Be sure to eat a grilled eel bowl on 'Eel Day' (which is actually Ox Day) to deal with the heat on one of the hottest days of the year!

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A river fish shaped confection with waffle for a skin and bubbly soft mochi for innards.

A river fish shaped confection with waffle for a skin and bubbly soft mochi for innards.

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Samurai helmet shaped wagashi confection. Beautifully crafted and yummy.

Samurai helmet shaped wagashi confection. Beautifully crafted and yummy.

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Buri (yellowtail) sashimi, chopped shiso leaves on a bed of rice, with wasabi-shoyu and a squeeze of sudachi makes for a simple and stunning late winter donburi.

Buri (yellowtail) sashimi, chopped shiso leaves on a bed of rice, with wasabi-shoyu and a squeeze of sudachi makes for a simple and stunning late winter donburi.

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Ryuen’s wagashi confections, irregular and lovingly rough-hewn express the classical Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi -- the natural beauty of imperfection.

Ryuen’s wagashi confections, irregular and lovingly rough-hewn express the classical Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi -- the natural beauty of imperfection.

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Kasutera (Castella sponge cake) is a real treat! Sophisticated in flavor, caramelly and very mochi-mochi (soft and chewy). Manju, both soba (buckwheat) and deliciously dry and crumbly.

Kasutera (Castella sponge cake) is a real treat! Sophisticated in flavor, caramelly and very mochi-mochi (soft and chewy). Manju, both soba (buckwheat) and deliciously dry and crumbly.

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Learning to Make Sake: Fushimi

Learning to Make Sake: Fushimi's water, with it's temperate mineral balance is responsible for Fushimi-zake being considered 'feminine' in taste. The master brewer invited me down to the lab to try 3 sakes that he is particularl ...

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Kitagawa Honke is about 300 years old, and I was kindly allowed to see what few outsiders get to see firsthand, the production of sake, this year’s production lot no.18 Daiginjo Yamada-nishiki.

Kitagawa Honke is about 300 years old, and I was kindly allowed to see what few outsiders get to see firsthand, the production of sake, this year’s production lot no.18 Daiginjo Yamada-nishiki.

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This wonderful, late winter dinner starts with a rich and hearty soup. Second, a mystery fish simmered in sweetened shoyu broth. And ends with fresh, lightly steamed greens announcing the coming of Spring.

This wonderful, late winter dinner starts with a rich and hearty soup. Second, a mystery fish simmered in sweetened shoyu broth. And ends with fresh, lightly steamed greens announcing the coming of Spring.

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Dessert was a true novelty; soba kanten jelly! Unheard of! 
Kanten is a natural, sea vegetable derived jelly that produces many popular Japanese desserts.

Dessert was a true novelty; soba kanten jelly! Unheard of! Kanten is a natural, sea vegetable derived jelly that produces many popular Japanese desserts.

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Setsubun: The Day Before Spring, Demons, How to Eat Eho-Maki Makizushi and Throw Your Beans

Setsubun: The Day Before Spring, Demons, How to Eat Eho-Maki Makizushi and Throw Your Beans

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Ichigo Daifuku is a modern wagashi (Japanese confection) that combines the traditional daifuku, literally ‘great fortune’, with a fresh strawberry!
Yum! Yum!

Ichigo Daifuku is a modern wagashi (Japanese confection) that combines the traditional daifuku, literally ‘great fortune’, with a fresh strawberry! Yum! Yum!

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Tsukemono (Japanese pickles) at Nishiki Market in the heart of old Kyoto. Nukazuke is pickled in rice bran.

Tsukemono (Japanese pickles) at Nishiki Market in the heart of old Kyoto. Nukazuke is pickled in rice bran.

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Japanese Roast Beef with Onion Shoyu Sauce

Japanese Roast Beef with Onion Shoyu Sauce 'Donburi'

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Sea Urchin and Salmon Roe Japanese

Sea Urchin and Salmon Roe Japanese 'Donburi'

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