Why don’t you try cafe of 400 years tradition in Kyoto
I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 25 countries. I’ve got the license of the certificate English guide in Japan for 7 years.I show you hidden Japan which you have never seen and heard of!
Traditional foods in Kyoto
There are many traditional foods left in Kyoto.
In particular, there are many stores that carry on the old traditions of Japanese sweets.
This is one the cases with the Aburi Mochi( roasted rice cakes with sweet sauce) shops on the approach to Imamiya Shrine.
Imamiya Shrine is located in the middle of the northern part of Kyoto.
It’s said there was a shrine before 794 when the capital of Japan changed to Kyoto.
After that when the several infectious disease occurred in 10th century, this shrine prayed the safety recovery from them.
Imamiya festival today is from this history.
2 roasted rice cakes shops
Two shops, Ichiwa and Kazariya, sell aburi-mochi ( roasted rice cakes with sweet sauce ) on the approach to Imamiya Shrine.
Ichiwa started business AD1,000, and Kazariya was established in AD1637.
These are one of the oldest Wagashi( Japanese sweets)shops in Japan.
This time I went to Kazariya and had the Aburi Mochi( roasted rice cakes with sweet sauce).
We can order only one menu , Aruri Mochi, consists of 13 roasted rice cakes on skewers.
They serve Aburi Mochi with a cup of Japanese tea in a teapot for 500 yen( 5 dollars).
The taste is mix of slight bitter taste of the burnt and sweet miso.
It’s a nice combination with fresh Japanese green tea!
Once you go through the noren (Japanese curtain), you will see a Japanese house where you can eat inside.
You can also sit on the porch of the house and eat.
Shop lady covers the mochi with soybean flour and roasted it over charcoal.
And when it gets lightly browned, they served it with white miso sauce.
Each skewer is small, so some people eat two skewers at a time.
When I was there, the shop ladies were roasting the rice cakes by hand.
They have kept the same taste for 400 years.
Eating them is believed to be beneficial for warding off illness and bad luck.
So they are very popular in Japan.
If you come to Japan, why don’t you try some of these sweets that have been handed down from generation to generation?
You can feel the tradition of taste of Japanese sweets.
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!