Misadventures with Miso

Misadventures with Miso

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Okonomiyaki in Gion, Kyoto

After all the walking around on the first day in Gion we were hungry and smelling good food. But most places were rather expensive. We thought we would look for something more on the street. We found this.

Actually this. What the waitress blightly called "Japanese Pizza", the only thing they serve there. We knew it better as okonomiyaki!
Although it was a rather strange one, filled with green onion, pickles and fried egg.

Which oozed out when you cut into it. As for the beer, most restaurants we found had one main brand. This place was something called Malt's by Suntory.

Cooking up the food! The staff there were very nice, and we were happy to be able to say we had okonomiyaki in Japan. However some of the people sitting around us didn't seem as happy we were there. I think they were just surprised. I got use to this after a time, you have to.

Afterward we went for a walk along the river. We admired the lovely Ochaya and pretty lights.

From March, 2008

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  1. We stumbled upon a great and cheap okonomiyaki restaurant in Kyoto, not in Gion though, it was in a residential area in somebody's basement. :-)

  2. That sounds great A and Y! I wish I was brave enough to go into more restaurants there. Maybe in the future.