Lunch in Gion

Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 | 0 comments

  We ate a Kyoto-style lunch on Saturday at the same restaurant we'd gone to last year. I have no idea what the name is, but it's in Gion and has wonderful cuisine at reasonable prices, so we opted to go there again instead of taking our chances, plus we had limited time to decide. Lunch specials usually end at 1:30 or 2, so I'm sure that Yuki and I made quite the site after we got off the train around 1:30, running down historical roads on a mad quest to get there before the deadline. We barely made it, at 1:54. Our waitress did, however, give us some attitude to let us know that she wasn't too pleased about having to work overtime!

                                                             Mmmm, beer!

The appetizer: shredded and marinated Japanese radish (daikon) and ofu, not tofu, with miso (left) or some other sauce (right) on top

                                            Making our own tofu


Age-dashi yubu...our favorite dish of the meal

                              Sesame-spinach, dashi egg, veggie rolls, and smoked duck

               Ganmo-dofu (type of tofu), potato, and red konnyaku (type of root vegetable)

              Salmon and Yuba (top layer that's skimmed off when tofu is produced)

Dessert: Matcha warabi motchi (sticky rice product)