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Fushimi Inari

May 21, 2009

One place I had wanted to visit for awhile is Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto.  I’ve been to Kyoto numerous times and have seen other temples but never all the famous red torii at Fushimi Inari.

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It was so serene and once we were there, I felt like we were officially in Japan.

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The shrine is at the bottom of a mountain named Inari and there are many trails leading up to smaller shrines.  Inari is the god of business so each torii is donated by a business and their names are carved into the back of each one.

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After walking through the torii and viewing the temples there, we stopped in a random restaurant on the main road.  Boyfriend went with the curry soba and liked it a lot.  He tends to like anything curry flavored though!  I’m actually not a fan of curry udon so I probably would not have liked his dish had I tried it.

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I was intent on eating inari sushi since we were at Fushimi Inari.  I went with zaru udon (cold udon that you dip in sauce) and inari sushi on the side.  The inari were quite sweet

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My cousin ordered soba with grilled fish in it.  This particular kind of fish is very popular in Kyoto, I believe it is Sabo Ajitei.

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My cousin’s wife went with a yuba udon for her meal.  It looked really good but I was too shy to ask if I could try a bite.  If I ever go back, I’d love to try it.

Mmm, mmm good.

February 20, 2008

When it’s cold outside, I feel like warming up with a nice bowl of soup.  Campbell’s might hit the spot sometimes but I love noodles, especially udon.  We trekked on over to Sanuki no Sato for lunch… it’s just a few blocks south of where I live so very convenient.

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Sometimes I feel like I stepped into Japan when I go into this restaurant.

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I ordered the nabeyaki udon… it comes with shrimp tempura, egg, an abundance of sansai vegetables, chicken, shiitake, and bamboo to name a few.  I love the hot iron pot nabeyaki udon is served in because it stays hot for that much longer.

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Boyfriend ordered the “Sanuki Special” which is really just hot tempura udon and zaru soba.  It was definitely tasty and filling!  (I’m assuming)  Both of our orders were $12.95 each off the lunch menu.  I would say lunch at Sanuki no Sato was “Mmm, mmm good.”

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