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Appearance of Kakan Kyoto

Popular Kanto-based bean curd restaurant lands in Kitashirakawa, Kyoto [Kakan Kyoto]

January 17, 2024 open

The main store in Kamakura is a reputable bean curd restaurant with a long line of customers. The Kyoto branch, the first in the Kansai region, opened along the Sosui River. As the owner, Mr. Ono says, "We emphasize flavor and richness rather than spiciness and numbness," the flavor is deep with just the right amount of stimulation. It is made with a secret recipe that uses miso as a base and a unique blend of sweet soy sauce, soy bean sauce, and scallion oil.

Kakan Kyoto's Bean Curd

Kakan's authentic Szechuan-style Bean-curd Tofu set meal for 1,200 yen, with rice changed to roast rice for +300 yen. The Bean-curd soup is served hot in an iron pot. If you want more spiciness and numbness, you can add pepper and chili on the table.

Only at the Kyoto store can you taste freshly made tofu, which is purchased every morning from nearby Shimizu Tofu. The silken tofu, which has a strong soybean flavor, is boiled in salted water and dehydrated to a smooth, thick texture. The Lu Bei rice, which is said to have many fans, is made by simmering pork belly for two hours to soften it, adding a hint of octagon and Chinese soy sauce to give it a familiar taste.

Interior view of Kakan Kyoto

Other dishes such as sui-gyoza and soup-less dandan-men are offered in set meal style. For dessert and café time, try the parfait with sansho (Japanese pepper).

Kakan Kyoto's Bean Paste Sauce

Kakan Kyoto

  • demimondaine
  • January 17, 2024 open
  • 2F, 28-1 Kubota-cho, Kita-Shirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 4 minutes walk from Ginkakujimichi bus stop
  • Tel: None
  • Lunch 11:00-14:00 (LO)
    Cafe 14:00-16:00 (LO)
    Dinner 17:30-19:30 (LO/19:00) *Close on Monday and Friday
  • Closed on Tuesdays
  • All seats non-smoking No private room 1 parking lot
  • https://www.instagram.com/kakan_kyoto/
  • PHOTO/Takahiro Takami, TEXT/Eiko Itakura
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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