In the morning of 1 January 2014, we decided to pay Kiyomizu Temple, a part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage, a visit. Along the small Matsubara Street leading to the temple, we found a seemingly popular Chinese bun shop.
The shop sells three different types of buns, but we only tried two of them as we were trying to leave some spaces in our stomachs for more food along the way.
Beef Bun (喜八郎牛まん) ¥400 (~S$5.00)
Said to be the most popular item, the beef bun was full of adequately fatty minced beef. The filling was enjoyably sweet, while the bun was soft and airy. It'd be even better if it were a bit sweeter.
Chestnuts Bun (栗まんじゅう) ¥300 (~S$3.75)
The other bun that we tried had moderately sweet, somewhat velvety red bean paste with chestnuts which were pretty tender and starchy.
Pika's advice: Give the Tofu Bun (湯葉) a try!
(Opening hours unknown - Anyone knows?)
*Prices quoted are nett prices.
Have a nice meal,Cliff(y)