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18 December 2015

Issen yoshoku, Gion, Kyoto (‎壹錢洋食、祇園、京都), Japan

Kyoto will have a city with huge diversity coming from the long history of this city...

My friend from Kyoto introduced me this fast food originally coming from Kyoto. This fast food stand was very strange for the outsider of Kyoto. We had the stereotyped image on Kyoto as sophisticated food as Tofu, Obanzai (local family foods) or Kaiseki course, old temples and shrines, beautiful gardens or beautiful Maiko. All symbol of Kyoto we reminded show the upper class, high grade or quality, patterned image on Kyoto.
My friend's introduction about Issen Yoshoku was very huge impact for me. The statues in front of the stand will not be able to be said as "graceful" a boy whose underwear was bitten by his dog show his buttocks. Several items in the restaurant show as the same direction of the statues.
Okonomiyaki at Issen Yochoku
Above all, the Okonomiyaki (the spell was different from the Osaka or Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki ; Japanese style Pancake) was cheap fast food as I had never imagined in Kyoto. The Okonomiyaki was served with thin sliced seaweed and brown sweet salty sauce which is stronger than Osaka in that of taste. The ingredient in the Okonomiyaki was very interesting as konnyaku(jelly made from paste of konjak flour) and chikuwa(minched fish meat shaped as bamboo) which were very traditional ingredient at our home. The half-cooked egg show the nice harmony with the brown vegetable sauce. The Konnyaku and chikuwa brought nice texture to Okonomiyaki.

The kitchen face to the street. Issen Yoshoku means Western food just cost one senn (senn is one/hundred in Yen currency)

The Taisho era taste interior. After Meiji era, the European culture will go into the citizen in Japan as cloth, politics as democracy, technology, science and food and combined with the Japanese traditional culture to formed as Taisho culture.

interior of the Issen Yoshoku
http://www.issen-yosyoku.co.jp/

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