Sunday, September 20, 2009

Kai seki ryori

Erica here.

Last weekend, Louise and I were treated to a traditional Kyoto type dinner by one of my English students. We were told that this type of cuisine is called Kai seki yori which loosely translates to Tea Ceremony Cuisine. All the waitresses there were dressed in kimonos and we were seated in a room with a low table and sliding door.

The meal consisted of 2 appetizers and many small entrees including sashimi, tempura, soup that came in a teapot and many other dishes I cannot recalled the names of. At the end, there was pound cake and ice cream for dessert. Not only was each dish, delicious but the presentation was beautiful. Regrettably, we did not get any pictures because we ate all the food before realizing we should have taken some pictures. Maybe next time!

1 comment: said...

Sorry to be pedantic, but it's "ryori" (the same word for cooking)! Hope you guys are well and training is good :)