And What Did You Have For Lunch Today?


Just outside of Nanzen-ji Temple in Kyoto is a gorgeous tofu restaurant called Okutan. For 13 generations (!!) they have been serving traditional Kyoto-style tofu in a setting that is truly picturesque. We sat on our own small deck overlooking the bubbling stream with the sunlight filtering through maple leaves. The harmony and symmetry of nature was clearly reflected in the food; simply and elegantly prepared. Our meal consisted of sesame “goma-dofu”, cool, mountain yam soup, grilled tofu with miso sauce (tofu-dengaku) mixed tempura and “yu-dofu”, boiled tofu served in a bowl with fresh green onion, warm ponzu sauce and a light sprinkling of “shichimi” pepper. I think I could eat like this everyday for at least many lifetimes!





1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Akiko from osaka
    May 18, 2010 @ 08:03:51

    Great blog, wonderful pictures!!
    Please enjoy your stay in Japan with your beautiful Mom!! 🙂


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