Kyoto Calling

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Not too long ago, I spent a long weekend in Kyoto. After 4 years in Korea, it was my first time in Japan. Pathetic. I tried to go several times before, but for some reason or another, it never worked out. It was an absolutely wonderful time. Kimono, yakitori, geisha, shrines, temples and sake. My friend and I found a very nice Couchsurfing host. He wasn’t exactly knowledgable of the city or very helpful with information and directions (it took him a while to figure out how to get from his home to the subway) but was very generous and kind. 

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The food was fantastic, of course. I had Okonomiyaki (a savory Japanese pancake, of sorts) for the first time, gorged myself with takoyaki (octopus pieces cooked in a dough and slathered in sauces), tried grilled bamboo and got a little sloppy with shochu and sake.

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The sights were gorgeous. I will be posting the best of the bunch here. I know they don’t always contain food knowledge or recipes, but I love sharing my travel photos. Enjoy.

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2 thoughts on “Kyoto Calling

    • Turmeric and Twine May 4, 2014 / 6:05 AM

      Hi! Thanks for the comment! I loved Kyoto. Everything I ate there was fabulous! If I didn’t despise bananas, I would have tried the chocolate covered ones but I’ve never met a banana I like. The fushimi inari was beautiful. I would have liked to spend more time there, but I had to take what I could get.

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