This is the first food blog that I’ve ever spent more than five seconds reading. I guess I got taken to McDonald’s one too many times when I was a kid, leaving me sadly incapable of enjoying a 10,000 yen kaiseki dinner any more than a bowl of ramen. Despite my lack of interest in food, though, I find it quite entertaining.
I started reading Kyoto Foodie a couple of weeks ago, though, after finding it while searching for information for a book on Japanese manners that I’m translating at work. I came on this interesting post about namagashi, beautifully decorated rice cake and sweet bean paste sweets that are often served during the tea ceremony, and have been finding it surprisingly interesting.
Anyway, the blog is full of interesting food stories and great photos of Japanese food, and also has lots of good suggestions for restaurants and foods that you won’t find in your guidebook. Check it out at: http://kyotofoodie.com/
Thank you very much for linking to and introducing KyotoFoodie on Quirky Japan Blog! We are always happy to see that people find KyotoFoodie useful and interesting!
I have seen your book but didn’t buy it yet. I recall flipping through it. It is quite a project. I once considered doing my master’s thesis on Japanese Love Hotels, but my professor dissuaded me.
We have a ‘Kyoto Support’ forum on Open Kyoto now, if you have any insight, especially about Kyoto — maybe Kyoto love hotels, etc, please share it there too.
Thanks. I’ll check out the Kyoto Support forum.