Kyoto #1.2 Gion Hatanaka Ryokan

Stayed at Gion Hakata Ryoka.

Opted for both breakfast and dinner

Sitting Area

Sitting Area

View from the room

View from the room

Welcome snack: Matcha with Red Bean Dango

Welcome snack: Matcha with Red Bean Dango

Tea Time Snack

Tea Time Snack

So came dinner time,
this night, we heard the neighbouring room who had engaged a maiko for entertainment purposes. We could hear the laughters and Japanese instrument .. We would have called for one too .. except we probably could not understand her jokes and conversation

back to the meal,

#1 Assorted Appetiser, #2 Toufu with Palate Cleanser, #3 Sashimi

#1 Assorted Appetiser, #2 Toufu with Palate Cleanser, #3 Sashimi

#1 : Assorted Appetizer : Smoked Duck, Baby Daikon, "ikan bilis", Tamago, Candied fruit,  Boxed crab stick anago sushi with egg shreds and tobiko

#1 : Assorted Appetizer : Smoked Duck, Baby Daikon, “ikan bilis”, Tamago, Candied fruit, Boxed crab stick anago sushi with egg shreds and tobiko

Surpise Santa : marinated miso vegetables

Surpise Santa : marinated miso vegetables

Yuzu Liqueur

Yuzu Liqueur

Uni (Sea Urchin) with Annin Toufu

Uni (Sea Urchin) with Annin Toufu

Sashimi: Toro( Tuna Belly), Ika (Squid) and Tai (Sea Bream)

Sashimi: Toro( Tuna Belly), Ika (Squid) and Tai (Sea Bream)

Close up of Toro

Close up of Toro

#5: Clear Soup

#5: Clear Soup

#5: Clear Soup with Mochi, Rooted Vegetables (Lotus, daikon, Carrot)

#5: Clear Soup with Mochi, Rooted Vegetables (Lotus, daikon, Carrot)

#6: Rolled Daikon, Leek rolled in Kelp. Santa Hat ( Spinach). Santa face/beard) yuzu jelly

#6: Rolled Daikon, Leek rolled in Kelp. Santa Hat ( Spinach). Santa face/beard) yuzu jelly

#7: Soup

#7: Soup

#7: Daikon Soup with Leek and Fish Cake

#7: Daikon Soup with Leek and Fish Cake

#8: Grilled Mackerel with Mushrooms in miso

#8: Grilled Mackerel with Mushrooms in miso

#9: Assorted Pickles (Raddish, Cucumber)

#9: Assorted Pickles (Raddish, Cucumber)

#10: Mushroom Meishi

#10: Mushroom Meishi

#11: Miso Soup

#11: Miso Soup

#12: Toufu Cheese cake with Goma(Sesame) Ice cream and fruits (strawberry and black bean)

#12: Toufu Cheese cake with Goma(Sesame) Ice cream and fruits (strawberry, kyoto grapes and black bean)

Verdict:
5/5 agreed that what was the best part of this meal, would be the appetisers.
There was so much effort put into the crafting ( near Christmas season) of the food, plating and attention to the details.
Mains however, and subsequently after appetisers was good but did not wow us .

ok.. good night world

Good night

Good night

 

 

 

 

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