July 6, 2010

Cha Cha Cha


I had lunch at Kiyomoto (清元), a restaurant inside Seibu Department Store, the other day.

This is their Cha-Soba (Greet Tea Soba) Set. The Cha-Soba is on the lower right. There's also the rice on the lower left, the Chawan-mushi (茶碗蒸し) on the upper left, and a slice of melon and pineapple for dessert on the upper right corner.

The food was really good and I liked how very Japanese the interior was!

18 comments:

Mulleh said...

Really nice pictures! looks like good food too :)
the first picture is so nice and colorful!

B SQUARED said...

So different. I would starve in Japan and have to do a lot of pointing at menus.

Leif Hagen said...

Oiiiishi! Delicious photo! I miss the delicious Japanese food and the pretty interior decorations!
Domo arigato

Hilda said...

Mmmmm, everything looks so healthy and yummy! I don't even know of any Japanese restaurant here that serves Chawan-mushi — I hope I find one because it sounds very interesting. I love cold soba with nori but haven't seen green tea soba yet. I want to go to Japan again!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

absolutely artsy looking, very inviting and I am sure very delicious.

arabesque said...

yummy! looks very healthy also! ^0^

Lois said...

It does look good!

White Oleander said...

My favorite food! It's so hot here that I can surely enjoy a bowl of cold soba with lots of wasabi.

cieldequimper said...

Yummy. Except that I hate melon.

Lisergic Synaesthesiae said...

yummy!
make me desire to get visit some Japanese restaurant here in Rome ^^

...like how, in the second pic, you see the street reflected on the palace's facade.

VP said...

We have only one Japanese restaurant here, it is called Sakura. I haven't tried it but my colleagues are very fond of it.

T. Becque said...

This looks so good! I love Japanese food, although, this is probably contradictory, not sushi.

ρομπερτ said...

What a joy it must be to apply every single sense to it. Please have a great Wednesday.

daily athens

Al said...

That food is presented beautifully. I can't get used to restaurants high up in a building - I can only think of one in my entire city, and that's the most expensive one!

Tall Gary said...

Good for you, Kaori. It looks like delicious and healthy food for a vegetarian. But do you have to make us so jealous? Ha ha.

Boom Nisanart said...

Yummmmm !!!!

Kaori said...

Well, what was that comment-not-showing-up thing all about? Hopefully it's fixed now!

Anyways, thank you for all the lovly comments! Soba is a really popular dish in Japan, especially in the summer. Cha-soba isn't as common, so this was my first time, too. But I'm pretty sure it won't be my last :D

Hilda, I think if they did serve chawan-mushi in Manila, it would be during the cooler season, since it's usually served very hot ;)

White Oleander, I forgot you told me how much you like wasabi! My wasabi was carefully put to the side so I wouldn't taste it, hehe :-D

Ciel, I'll be gracious and eat it for you :D

T. Becque, I'm just the opposite! Well, sort of...I love sushi but since I'm a vegetarian all I can eat is the fried egg and cucumber ones. People tell me that that isn't 'real' sushi ;)

Al, we make 'em real high here since our island has so little space!

Tall Gary, I knew you'd like this one! :D

Tall Gary said...

Here it is December 14, 2010 and I’m wondering (2nd paragraph, 1st line) “Greet Tea Soba”? Ah, Green Tea Soba. Not a proximity typo so it must be a Freudian slip. “Ah, konnichi-wa Soba-san.”

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...