Still along Matsubara Street leading to Kiyomizu Temple, we stopped by as soon as a heady aroma of grilled dango (Japanese skewered rice dumpling) stimulated our olfactory glands. Yes, we took quite a while to reach the temple, not because of the long way up, but the fact that we succumbed to the temptation of various snacks along the way. :P
Mitarashi Dango (みたらしだんご) ¥315 (~S$3.95)
The delightfully chewy rice balls had a nice smoky taste, served with slightly salty kinako (Japanese soybean flour) and piping hot sweet soy glaze which wasn't sickeningly thick.
Warabi Mochi (わらびもち) ¥315 (~S$3.95)
The bite-sized cake had a really interesting, indescribable texture, which perhaps was somewhere in between solid and liquid. Its mild sweetness was accentuated by the kinako poured all over it.
Pika's advice: You can try to visit the other branch at Ninen-zaka which isn't far from Matsubara Street. There may be other items being offered, such as green tea dango, which I didn't see in the branch we dropped by.
(Daily: 10.00am - 6.00pm)
*Prices quoted are nett prices.
Have a nice meal,Cliff(y)