Friday, July 21, 2017

foodie thursday in blazing kyoto

Yesterday I got to meet up with Hiromi.

It had been awhile since the last time we met up.

Instead of hanging around our area, we ventured to Kyoto.

We were worried that the weather might be rainy but it was blazing sunny.

Lunch was at Yaoichi Honkan.

If I am not mistaken, this shop was originally a fruit & veggie grocer turned recently into a high-end grocery store with restaurants and other shops.

We ordered the steamed veggies this came with all sorts of side dishes...1380 (tax included)

You can have seconds of rice & miso soup too.

The veggies are apparently grown up on the rooftop...Delicious.

As we left, the place was packed.

Then we walked across to the Higashiyama area for something sweet at Kisshokaryo, a shop dedicated to kinako (soy bean powder).

Hiromi ordered their matcha milk shaved ice.

While I tried their kinako parfait & an iced coffee...1520 yen (tax included).

The top is a meringue which you need to gingerly break.

Next layer...Tea jelly (I think it was hojicha (roasted green tea).

Then...Tonyu cream (soy milk cream).

There was also some cookies in the middle.

After eating the meringue there wasn't any sweetness to the rest of the parfait so they give you some kuromitsu (literally black honey).

I enjoyed eating this as it wasn't too sweet or filling.

Even though it was blazing (and super humid) was nice to get out and about.

We hope to come back (when it is cooler) to check out more places...Thanks Hiromi!

Yaoichi Honkan
220 Sanmonji-cho, Sanjo-sagaru, Higashitoin-dori, 2F
Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Phone: 075.223.2370
Closed Tuesdays
Hours: 11:00-15:00 (lunch), 17:00-21:00 (dinner)

306 Ishibashi-cho, Higashioji-dori Higashi hairu Furumonzen-dori
Higashiyama, Kyoto
Phone: 075.708.5608
Hours: 10:00-19:00


Kalin's Mommy said...

Kalin would like the kinako restaurant, he loves anything with kinako! See you soon Kat!

KirkK said...

Keep cool Kat! It's been strangely humid here as well......

jalna said...

Your dessert looks so tall, like you'd have to stand to eat it. LOL. And I'd probably have made a mess trying.

Anonymous said...

Did I see the price of that kinako parfait correctly??? wow, but Cafe Lani down here sells their parfaits for that much and more!

K and S said...

Mich, you could add more kinako to your order with the bottle they left on the table, I think Kalin would've gone crazy with it :)

yikes Kirk, Keep cool!

lol Jalna!

the parfait itself was a little over 1000 yen, V, it was the iced coffee that was pricey!

Take care everyone.

Rowena said...

loving that top photo with all the vegetables - beautiful!

K and S said...

everything was delicious Rowena :)

Take care!