Kyoto - Waraji-Tei - Perceptor's Photo Report
Thank you MS569 on chowhound for sharing this recommendation!!!!
What an interesting experience. It is definitely in the heart of a residential area and no tourist will be found there. Basically Waraji-Tei is a homestyle tapas restaurant. You sit at a counter thats lined with dishes.
Enjoy my photo report:
Thanks for posting your photos! Beautiful shots and I'm getting hungry looking at them.
Photo #8, kind of looks like wagyu suji nitsuke, which is Japanese beef (meat by the sinews) and stewed with soy sauce garlic, mirin, sugar. Mighty fine lookin' too.
Photo #14 looks like hamo (summer eel) and it would make sense as this is in season in Kyoto (and a Kyoto delicacy).
re: ramen girl
re: ramen girl
Tsuruhashi is Osaka's Koreatown. However, my local friends like the Korean food at Tenjinbashisuji-shotengai. They take a cab from work to have lunch there.
This is my friend's favorite, but she says it's not as good as it used to and she's hunting for a replacement (She loves Korean and any spicy food.) It's a part of a small chain in Osaka--reportedly imports spices and all that from Korea.
Chimmi at 3-2-33 Tenjinbashisuji 06-6353-5880
If you read Japanese or know someone who does, here's a list of Korean restaurants (with reviews) at this shotengai.
I walked by Cafe Sanja last Nov when I was there. The food they were selling at the stall looked very good.
If you stay in Kita (Umeda area), Tenjinbashisuji is closer. If you stay in Minami (Namba/Shinsaibashi), Tsuruhashi is closer. Restaurant owners at Tenjinbashisuji are newercomers (compared to those at Tsuruhashi) and some of them don't speak Japanese.