When I visited Kyoto in 2016, I met great Japanese confectionery named “Kohaku-Nagashi”. My friend recommended this sweets that time, and I found it was so tasty and beautiful as he said. So, I eat kohaku-nagashi without fail when I visit Kyoto since then.
Kohaku-Nagashi can be eaten at Kanmidokoro (=Japanese confectionery cafe) named Seien (栖園) in Karasuma-Oike area. SEIEN is in Japanese confectionery store named Daigokuden Honpo (大極殿本舗).
There are many wagashi in the shop.
Kohaku-Nagashi have seasonal syrup. It change month by month. So if you want to eat all syrups, you have to visit there every month. I want to do so, but it’s far from my home to Kyoto.
Jan. – White miso
Feb. – Cocoa
Mar. – Amazake
Apr. – Sakura (Cherry blossoms)
May. – Matcha and azuki (red beans)
Jun. – Plum liquor
Jul. – Pepper mint
Aug. – Hiyashi-ame (Kansai local drink)
Sep. – Grape
Oct. – Chestnuts
Nov. – Persimmon
Dec. – Black beans
There’s a sample at the entrance. Sample has changed every month, too.
I think Seien don’t have English menus. But don’t worry. They don’t have much foods.
Vertical writing. Tax-included.
1.Kuri Zenzai (Zenzai with chestnut) 1,080 yen
2.Zenzai 870 yen
3.Fuku Kaburi 870 yen
4.Sencha (= Green tea) and Japanese unbaked sweets 760 yen
5.Matcha and Japanese unbaked sweets 760 yen
6.Warabimochi 660 yen
7.Kohaku-Nagashi 660 yen
9.Matcha milk (drink) 550 yen
And Set menu.
1.Kohaku-Nagashi and Small zenzai 1,200 yen
2.Kohaku-Nagashi and Small warabimochi 1,050 yen
3.Matcha and Small Zenzai 950 yen
4.Small Zenzai and Zmall warabi-mochi 950 yen
5.Matcha and Small warabimochi 760 yen
6.Sencha (= Green tea) and dried Japanese confectionery 470 yen
7.Matcha and dried Japanese confectionery 470 yen
April syrup is cherry blossom. It tasted and flavored like sakuramochi ! It’s the taste of Spring ! Look at this photo ! So cute.
The jelly is like Kuzumochi and kuzukiri. If you visit Kyoto in April, you can enjoy cherry blossoms with eyes and sense of tastes.
When I felt hungry, I ordered kohaku-nagashi and small zenzai set (琥珀流しと小碗ぜんざい). It had such a small zenzai (red bean soup).
Though it’s delicious, I don’t recommend this set if you don’t like sweet food so much. Kohaku nagashi is sweet and zenzai is sweet, too. Double sweet.
I think kohaku-nagashi and small warabimochi set (琥珀流しとミニわらび餅) is better.
This is a photo when I had kohaku-nagashi with persimmon syrup last time in November. The persimmon syrup was awesome, too. It have sliced persimmon. Warabimochi had springy texture.
Name Seien (栖園)
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