Do you know what bubuzuke (boo-boo-zoo-kay) is?
Well, it is what people from Kyoto call chazuke (tea with rice). I like the sound of saying it.
Most bubuzuke is served with pickles...lots of different pickles as well as savory items like grilled fish or mentaiko (chili pollock roe).
The other night we went to a restaurant, Sachifukuya, and had their bubuzuke + yakizakana (grilled fish) set...1575 yen (about US$15.75).
If you click on the top photo, you can see what we ate.
I chose salmon and it was grilled with a yuzu sauce...delicious, smokey with a hint of yuzu (citron)!
Satoshi chose the tara (cod) and it was grilled with a miso sauce.
The portions were just right and everything very good.
I found out afterwards that the company that owns the buffet we went to last weekend, owns this place too.
The food was wonderful here, I'm sure we'll be back.
On a side note, apparently if someone from Kyoto asks you if you would like some "bubuzuke" it means you've overstayed your welcome and are politely being asked to leave.