Archive for October, 2012

Kyoto Bakery: Les Blés D’or

Kyoto Bakery: Les Blés D’or

Today’s breakfast and lunch. Breaki is orange brioche and lunch is this yummy sandwich that is a weird mash-up of mostly Japanese ingredients. Actually, its really good! (And Japanese Sandwiches are usually pretty bad.) Both of these are from my second favorite bakery in Kyoto: Les Blés D’or. The sandwich filling has raw tomato and …

Kyoto Shino Farms Habanero and Jalapeno Peppers

Kyoto Shino Farms Habanero and Jalapeno Peppers

My order of habanero and jalapeno peppers arrived from Shino Farms in Kameoka. An uncommon vegetable in Japan. Next step is to smoke them, then make raiyu chili oil. I have made raiyu a few times with habaneros that I grew in my garden, but I didn’t grow and this year or last, and my …

Chinese Spiced Tea Eggs – KyotoFoodie Style

Chinese Spiced Tea Eggs – KyotoFoodie Style

For a long time, I have had unshakable confidence in my Chinese spiced tea eggs. In addition to heaps of (homemade) smoked habanero chili pepper, star anise, cinnamon stick, Chinese puer tea and plenty of salt de fleur, Japanese soy sauce, I cook my eggs in even more heaps of Kyoto’s super smokiest kyo-iri bancha …

A Fiery Celebration in Kyoto – WSJ Article

A Fiery Celebration in Kyoto – WSJ Article

This summer I covered the Daimonji Gozan Okuribi with Kyoto photographer, Kosuke Okuda. The Wall Street Journal article is published here. Yay!! Gozan-no-Okuribi means ‘five mountain send-off fire’ and is a late summer Kyoto custom in which huge Chinese character and pictogram shaped bonfires are burned on five mountainsides surrounding the ancient capital. Gozan Okuribi …

Häagen-Dazs Japan Strawberry Chocolate Fondue & Yebisu Amber Beer

Häagen-Dazs Japan Strawberry Chocolate Fondue & Yebisu Amber Beer

Häagen-Dazs Japan always has some interesting flavors. The most recent is in the Crispy Sandwich series and is called Strawberry Chocolate Fondue. The fondue part is the chocolate fondue, not the traditional. While it may sound sexy, it really is nothing more than a chocolate covered strawberry. It was pretty good, but not as good …

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