Musings from Kyoto Japan, mostly on Mushrooms, Food, Travel and the like

Here’s my article on S.Pellegrino’s ‘Best Restaurant in Asia’ for Destinasian

I hope you can read this OK.Nariswa

Thanks to Narisawa-san’s remarkable generosity I sampled ALL of the below in a feast which lasted around three hours, an incredible experience. These are my pics:

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Squid, succulent and sublime

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‘Evolve with the Forest’

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Horse Crab Gelée

Narisawa Langoustine 2_0168


Narisawa Rockfish 2_0212

Rockfish, oh boy

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The legendary ‘Soil Soup’. Yes, it is made from soil, from atop a Nagano mountain, no less

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Pork, Okinawan style, in a dashi of konbu and seasnake. It was awesome.

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Narisawa Hida Beef & Charcoal 3_0041

Hida Beef in charcoal. Yes, you eat the charcoal too.

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Oyster baked in, you guessed it, charcoal

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Suppon, snapping turtle

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Koshu, aged sake, reminded me of Armagnac

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Il Maestro, Yoshiro Narisawa


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