Kyoto / by shane eaton

I spent a week in Kyoto thanks to a research collaboration with Masaaki Sakakura, a brilliant professor at University of Kyoto. While there I also tried some amazing food. Here are my best food and beverage experiences while in Kyoto:

Multicourse home-style restaurant Banzai Sumikura

 sashimi (banzai sumikura)

sashimi (banzai sumikura)

 miso soup made with bread

miso soup made with bread

 

Soba noodles at Owariya

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 soba heaven

soba heaven

 

Japanese Wagyu beef at Steak House

 wagyu beef (steak house)

wagyu beef (steak house)

 wagyu beef (steak house)

wagyu beef (steak house)

 

Burnt miso ramen and fried gyoza at Gogyo

 burnt miso ramen (gogyo)

burnt miso ramen (gogyo)

 fried gyozo (gogyo)

fried gyozo (gogyo)

 

Bluefin tuna sashimi at Chojiro

 bluefin tuna 

bluefin tuna 

 

Ramen in chicken broth at クレーン (Crane)

 ramen in chicken broth

ramen in chicken broth


Tofu at XYZ

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Japanese whisky at Chez Quasimodo

the beautiful bar at quasimodo

 12 year old Yoichi Nikka whiksy

12 year old Yoichi Nikka whiksy

 

Rob Roy cocktail at Hello Dolly

 

Specialty espresso at Bibliotec and Sentido

 double espresso (bibliotec)

double espresso (bibliotec)

 the baristas at Sentido

the baristas at Sentido

 

Next time I return, I hope to try kaseiki (Japanese multi-course haute cuisine) at Kitcho, tofu at Tousuiro, kyoto-style sushi at Izuju, and kobe beef at Morita-ya.