Wednesday, February 13, 2013

foodie saturday in kyoto

IMG_3226 Saturday, Satoshi had to work, so I met up with Tamakikat for lunch.

She took me to Kani Doraku for my birthday. It was my first time here and they serve crab, lots of it...check out my other photos on my Flickr labelled "kani doraku".

And how neat is this wooden tool to scrape and "poke" out the crab meat?!

IMG_3232 After lunch we did a bit of walking and came upon this tiny bakery.

Cute with the giraffe painted on the outside, yeah?!

Sidenote: Satoshi and I halved their an france (an pan) & curry france for our Sunday breakfast.

We loved the chewiness of the bread and there was a lot of filling. The an pan also had walnuts alongside the sweet bean paste.

IMG_3233 After picking up some baked items, we then walked up towards Kiyomizu temple and stumbled upon this taiyaki shop.

They were having a special for their custard & chocolate filled taiyaki...only 100 yen!

I thought this was better than some taiyaki I've eaten before, the outside was crisp, almost like a waffle cone.

IMG_3235 While walking past some shops we came upon Happy Bicycle.

The owner, an expat of Chile, makes these wire bicycles. This particular model is made from 1 piece of wire!

He also had one which cheered on the Tohoku area.

IMG_3239 We ended our day at a retro coffee shop called Otafuku Coffee.

Their prices are reasonable and their coffee delicious. Downside of this place was that there weren't many seats and they allow smoking.

All in all, it was a great foodie day. Thank you Tamakikat!

Kani Doraku
525 Tenshojimae-cho, Sanjo Teramachi Nishi
Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Phone: 075.211.0671
Hours: 11:30-22:00

Pain Raku
458-2 Masuya-cho, Takatsuji-dori
Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
Phone: 075.344.2378
Closed Sundays & Holidays
Hours: 10:00-20:00

Shiawase no Ougon no Taiyaki
5-126-2 Kiyomizu
Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Phone: 075.551.3160
Hours: 10:00-19:00

Otafuku Coffee
609 Teianmae-cho, Teramachi Shijo
Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
Phone] 075.256.6788
Closed every 15th of the month
Hours: 10:00-21:30

9 comments:

KirkK said...

What a great way to celebrate your birthday Kat!

jalna said...

Awww, what a nice day to spend the day! Happy Belated Birthday!

K and S said...

indeed Kirk!

Thanks again Jalna :)

Take care you two.
Kat

Paz said...

What a nice-sounding foodie day. :-)

K and S said...

it really was, Paz :)

Take care.
Kat

Rowena... said...

I know I've said it before, but when you 2 get together you always have some great eats to write about. And it looked like a nice day out too.

K and S said...

actually it was fahreezing Rowena, with flurries and all.

Take care.
Kat

K said...

Happy belated birthday!!

K and S said...

Thanks K!

Take care.
Kat