Good Eats: Zezekan Pocchiri (Kyoto)

Not long before I left for Kyoto last month, I ordered a new book entitled Kyoto Machiya Restaurant Guide by long-time Kyoto resident Judith Clancy. The book highlights cafes and restaurants that are housed in old-style wooden machiya houses. These atmospheric dining spaces make for the perfect lunch or dinner away from the crowds and... Continue Reading →

Good Eats: Grotto (Kyoto)

UPDATE: Grotto has since closed. I'm fairly certain that the tiny culinary outpost of Grotto (in Kyoto's Northern Higashiyama district) would be welcoming on any evening - seeing as how it was downpouring the night that I had my reservation, the warmth of the restaurant was especially appreciated. Grotto is definitely not on the tour... Continue Reading →

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