［2023］Cheers to Kyoto! Year-End & New Year's Party Special 20...
Taiwanese cuisine is loved in Japan for its healthy and wholesome ingredients. This section introduces seven Taiwanese restaurants in Kyoto that offer a variety of Taiwanese flavors, including standard local street food, healthy sweets, and flavorful drinks.
In the season of spring, why don't you take a tour of Taiwan in Kyoto in the mood of traveling?
The owner, who used to be a cooking instructor, recreates the Taiwanese street food, pepper cake, at the corner of Shijo Gozen. Spiced pork and Kujo leeks are wrapped in Japanese wheat dough and baked on the inner wall of a custom-built oven. The special meatballs made with pork ground in the restaurant are also gaining popularity, and both are perfect with beer.
Louwei is loved as a cold dish in mainland China and as a street food in Taiwan. It is a Chinese oden dish in which ingredients are stewed in a soy sauce-based broth with spices such as octagonal horns and Chenpyi. The owner, Mr. Gao, serves it warm Taiwanese style. The ingredients and spices combine to create a rich flavor that will invigorate you as you continue to eat.
A restaurant specializing in Taiwanese cuisine operated by health food manufacturer Sun Chlorella. The restaurant offers health-friendly dishes that incorporate chlorella powder in some of its dishes. The menu also includes dishes that are visually pleasing, such as fried rice with pyramid-shaped rice topped with red bean paste and crabmeat, and a children's lunch that includes a Chinese steamed bun with a panda image.
The owner, who visits Tainan several times a year, offers Taiwanese cuisine in an exotic machiya (townhouse) setting. Local Tainan food such as lu-lo rice and hot pot noodles are nostalgic for Taiwanese people living in Kyoto. The restaurant also offers a variety of familiar Taiwanese dishes such as slightly sweet stir-fry and fried chicken, which you can enjoy with a glass of Taiwanese beer in hand.
Enjoy Taiwanese tea, baked sweets, and Taiwanese snacks in a modern renovated townhouse. The owner, who is from Taiwan, procures Taiwanese teas from local acquaintances, and has 12 varieties on standby, including Gui Hua Oolong tea and Oriental Beauty tea. Enjoy them with homemade sweets such as pineapple cake.
Touhua is a classic Taiwanese dessert made by curdling soy milk like tofu, topping it with tapioca or red beans, and pouring sweet syrup over the top. The tofu is made by hardening the soy milk while paying careful attention to the temperature, resulting in a simple and gentle flavor. You can choose toppings, cold or hot, and cane sugar or soy milk syrup, as you like.
This Taiwanese sweets café features white rice balls, which are kneaded and boiled after an order is placed. The sweets are made without wheat, eggs, or dairy products, and the sweetness is generally kept to a minimum, so everyone from small children to the elderly can enjoy them without worrying about allergies. Seasonal tofu with seasonal fruits is also highly recommended.