23 Sep '11, 4am

Kyoto: Kagizen Yoshifusa

Kyoto: Kagizen Yoshifusa

Just a few steps away from Gion Koishi is Kagizen Yoshifusa (键善良房), my personal favourite dessert shop in Kyoto to-date! Considering how much sweets I ate during the stay there, I think that’s saying a lot, right? 264 Gion-machi Kitagawa , Higashiyama-ku I’m here for only one thing: the famous house specialty kuzukiri arrowroot noodles , which Kagizen Yoshifusa has been serving for over 300 years! Opening the lacquer container is like unwrapping a precious gift. The top tier is a shallow bowl of brown sugar syrup and the bottom section lies the star, homemade translucent cloudy-white kuzu (arrowroot) noodles (kinda look like the Chinese kway teow rice noodles, only more elegant) resting serenely among jewels of ice. Dip the cold noodles into the ”soup” and tuck in! There was a moment of silence before all the “mmmm” and “ahhhhh” started pouring out, haha. Incredible stuff ...

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