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Hello, I'm Cliff Anderson! Why Cliff(y), you ask? Well, a lot of people I've met since primary school till now have always called me Cliffy! Anyway, for every 50 posts I come up with, and every 25,000 pageviews, I'm donating a sum of money to the World Food Programme. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

JPN: Fujinami (藤菜美)

Highly chewy grilled dango and mochi!

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)
Taste: 8.5/10

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)
Taste: 9/10

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.

Melon's Rating
Taste: 8.5/10

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.

Fujinami
(藤菜美)

Matsubara Dori
Higashiyama, Kyoto
Japan
(Daily: 10.00am - 6.00pm)


*Prices quoted are nett prices.

Have a nice meal,
Cliff(y)

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