Tag Archives: Kyoto

RAMEN | 本家 第一旭 (Honke Daiichiasahi)

Supposed to be one of the must DOs yet LG still managed to miss this pair of old guards of Kyoto ramen (the other one being Shinpuku Saikan (新福菜館), established in 1938 first as a Yatai) everytime in town until … Continue reading

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SUKIYAKI | 三嶋亭 (Mishima-tei)

Probably another touristy stop though quality Sukiyaki outside of Japan are indeed hard to come by, let alone one with history, established in 1873 going into its 5th generation to be exact. In an era that one can source the … Continue reading

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KAISEKI | 京都 吉兆 (Kitcho)

Originally an encounter merely to pay pilgrimage to this old guard of Kaiseki established since the 30s, the short trip to Arashiyama on a beautiful early summer evening still deserved all the praises it could get. In a classic old-fashioned … Continue reading

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KAISEKI | 祇園 にしかわ (Gion Nishikawa)

Yet another enjoyable meal, and again a young rising star. Nishikawa-san (西川正芳), now 38, opened his shop in Gion at the young age of 33 after being trained at the renowned 祇園さゝ木 and honed his skills at 祗園花霞. Being third generation … Continue reading

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KAISEKI | 祇園 なん波 (Gion Nanba)

Sticking with our ‘one star’ policy (believing that’s the safest strategy to ensure quality and service across borders and yet not setting expectations too high and/or overpaying), Nanba-san (難波修) in Gion, Kyoto didn’t disappoint at all. Managed to have the … Continue reading

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