Muromachi Wakuden, Kyoto

November 18, 2014

Muromachi Wakuden is one of four Kyoto restaurants in the Wakuden group, founded in 1870 in Tango, north of Kyoto. Hideko, Linda and I went for lunch on October 23, 2014.

That is a seasonal espaliered chrysanthemum on the right.
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The house sake is served from large wooden tubes into small ones.
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We started with a little cup of roasted rice tea.
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Figs in fu (wheat gluten) with walnut crumbs.
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This was unusual; seasonal and nice.

Here you can see the chef preparing the tai, or red sea bream.
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It was served with
, green onions, sea weed, and wasabi.

The tempura course included: shrimp, green bean, eggplant, sesame seed tofu and shanso berries.
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Linda’s rice was topped with hamo, or conger pike, and egg. Here you can see the hamo being grilled for use
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My rice was topped with miso cooked bonito and kinome leaves.
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The pickles served with the rice were radish, red cabbage and radish leaf.
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The dessert was chestnut bound with kuzu starch.
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This was an enjoyable meal and a nice break from a day touring temples, shrines and gardens. It offered a good sample of Kyoto cuisine, although the figs and fu was unusual.


5 Responses to “Muromachi Wakuden, Kyoto”

  1. Linda and Michael
    I and Darius were looking at the fotos and descriptions and the food looks quite good. We read all your blogs but can’t always comment!

  2. Now that’s a lunch I wouldn’t mind having …

  3. What did you think of the portion? When I visited Wakuden several years ago, I thought the quality was good but the portion was rather small…

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