|Pablo Desserts at Gion Corner|
We went to Isetan at Kyoto Station to look for dinner. I managed to try the Pickled Mackerel Pressed sushi for 130 Yen which was quite ok.
Since we didn't get to eat Kyoto soba with mackerel at Matsuba Hannen, Gion, when we reached Kyoto Station, I stumbled upon the sign showing Kyoto Ramen Koji (Ramen Street) at the 10th Floor of Kyoto Station. There were so many restaurants selling ramen and most of them have a line of stools outside for customers to sit on and queue. Every restaurant sells ramen from 9 different regions in Japan like :
No. 1 - Sapporo Shirakaba Sansou
No. 2 - Niigata Touyoko
No. 3 - Kitakata Bannai Shokudo
No. 4 - Toyama Black Men-ya Iroha
No. 5 - Tokyo - Higashi Ikebukuro, Tokyo Taishoken
No. 6- Kyoto Masutani
No. 7-Osaka Araumado
No. 8-Tokushima Ramen Todai
No. 9-Hakata Ikkousha
I went to No. 4 Toyama Black Men-ya Iroha and sampled the Black Iroha and also Tantan (peanut and spicy) version. First, we had to pay at the vending machine then queued up for almost 20 mins. This is one of the busiest restaurants here.
|Black Iroha with Char Siu|
|Tan Tan (My favourite ramen so far as it was spicy enough and had a lot of flavours infused inside.|
|View from the top of Kyoto Station|
|Somehow this photo makes our entire long tiring walk worthwhile|
|Can't get enough of Sakura.|
|Caught this Sakura tree outside the washroom|
The night illuminations in Toji Shrine during spring is really worth visiting, thank god we saw the poster advertising this in Gion!