Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Back in Japan (June 2010)...Kyoto at home

We came back to Urawa from Kyoto in the late afternoon. Mom and I had such a wonderful 3-day vacation in the old capital city!

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We brought back some local dishes from Kyoto and had them for dinner. We had "kumiage yuba" (fresh rich tofu skin), "dashimaki tamago" (omelet roll), Kyoto shumai, "sansho chirimen" (baby fish with mountain peppers), and also taberu la-yu (chunky la-yu) from Kyoto Hotel Okura! The la-yu was indeed quite chunky, but it was surprisingly mild-flavored and not too hot. It was very nice with the shumai, as well as with the freshly made simple white donabe rice.

Burgundy red can go very nicely with Kyoto dishes. We opened 2004 S. C. Guillard, Gevrey-Chambertin, Vieilles Vignes, "Aux Corvees".