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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

JPN: Kiyomizu Kyoami (清水京あみ)

Okay cream puff, but rich-in-coffee green tea tiramisu!

Matsubara Street is really bustling with a lot of small shops selling not only snacks, but also souvenirs. Upon seeing people queuing for cream puffs at Kiyomizu Kyoami, we decided to give the custard flavour a try. Not only that, you can also take a look at the beautiful colours of the green tea tiramisu we ordered.

Custard Cream Puff (カスタードしゅー) ¥300 (~S$3.75)
Taste: 7.5/10

While the filling was slightly cold and pretty sweet, I found that it wasn't exactly custard, but more like vanilla cream. The baked outer layer had the right degree of saltiness to balance the sweet filling, but it could be crispier.

Green Tea Tiramisu (京舞台) ¥400 (~S$5.00)
Taste: 8.5/10

The Japanese name of the dish has no bearing at all on the English name written on the display. Literally translated as 'Stage of Kyoto', it seems to be the most popular item on sale. On my first scoop, I found that the green tea cream was aromatic and not overly heavy. As I dug onto the soft cake underneath, I discovered that it was thoroughly soaked with coffee which was pretty strong, somewhat overshadowing the green tea flavour. Nevertheless, it was tasty.

Melon's Rating
Taste: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Taste: 7.5/10

Pika's advice: Looking for a gift for someone? Do grab their crumbly cookies called Hororo, available in four varieties at any one time: soybean flour, chocolate, green tea and seasonal flavour.

Kiyomizu Kyoami

Matsubara Dori
Higashiyama, Kyoto
(Daily: 10.00am - 5.30pm)

*Prices quoted are nett prices.

Have a nice meal,

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