I had lunch at kyosaimi Nomura, a restaurant that serves Obanzai dishes.
The term Obanzai was first used in a newspaper's column introducing home cuisine in Kyoto. Until the term became popular, those dishes were mainly referred to as Okazu. Although Obanzai has become hip nowadays, it was not my favorite meal at all when I was a child. For a child, dishes like "boiled vegetables" or "Okara (おから - boiled soy bean refuse)" were so boring. Today, the healthy benefits of Obanzai are widely appreciated worldwide. Having a lunch of such a selection of delicious small dishes was wonderful. My grandma must have been very surprised if she was there with me. Akane Kibune
Kyosaimi NOMURA URL:
All year round
7:00 am～8:00 pm
*Please confirm with the restaurant about the break.
8 mins. on foot from Shijo Karasuma, Kyoto City bus
OBANZAI set 800 yen (Tax included)