It's cold everyday. You'll never know how cold it is unless you live here. Whenever I'm feeling chilled to the bone, ANKAKE UDON, noodles in thick starchy sauce, does the trick.
Shinodaya, established more than 100 years ago, offers good dishes at reasonable prices. The ANKAKE UDON here, which I love, is really a simple dish. UDON Noodles in thick boiling soup, topped with grated ginger, with no other ingredients. It tastes delicious and warms you up nicely. I think the simplicity is the key. Aside from ANKAKE UDON, there are many other warm dishes in Kyoto because of its severe winter.