After getting out from Todaiji temple, I went toward the accommodation to pick up my baggage.
I happened to pass by Tenkyokudo(天極堂) that is so famous as Yoshino-kuzu before the day.
So I was deciding to drop in at the shop after Todaiji temple without fail.
Yoshino Honkuzu Tenkyokudo(吉野本葛天極堂)
Because the first floor was full, I was ushered into the upstairs. There was no guests yet.
I had such a fine scenery to myself for a while 🙂
I ordered a “Yama-no-sachi don”. It is foods of the mountains bowl. (Only 15 bowls per a day)
Clear soup and boiled hijiki with soy sauce, and Naraduke.Naraduke is pickled vegetables in sake. I hate it (T.T)
*Yama-no-sachi don(山の幸丼) 840 yen
Yama-no-sachi don is the rice covered with grated yam and Yoshino kuzu.
There were some small pieces of conger eel in the rice. I wanted to eat more big pieces 😛 Ume paste and yuzu pepper, yuzu peel and mizuna made the dish more taste.Especially, sharp taste of the yuzu peel went with grated yam well.
After that, I went to my accommodation to pick up my baggage and I went to Kintetsu Nara station. And I went toward Osaka-jo Castle Park on the train.
To my disappointment, there are not many lockers in Osaka-jo Park station. I couldn’t keep my baggabe in the locker 🙁
Osaka-jo castle park (大阪城公園)
This is the Osaka-jo Castle(大阪城)
I had a big baggage, so I gave up to enter the architecture. And I was exhausted to go up to there.
Then I went to eat kushiage that is Osaka specialty.
Kushiage is deep fried foods on skewer. My longing foods 🙂
Asparagus, sillaginoid, onion, quail’s egg…. everything was good !
(But I couldn’t take those picture. Why ? Because I was scarced an older chef’s face…he seemed to be so difficult. But he gave me his smile just once 🙂
Kushikatsu Yakko (串かつ やっこ)
That’s all about my trip to Nara 2012 Autumn.