An Explosion of Originality! The Most Unique and Out There Oden
Each and every dish highlighted in this article is the result of trial and error and the embodiment of curious minds.
We have no doubt that whichever restaurant you choose, you’ll be blown away by the food.
The name musubi, derived from the Japanese word for connect/bind, was born out of the notion of “connecting people, food and time.” Musubi immaculately embodies this concept by offering an unceasing air of warmth and impressive customer service.
Because of this, while they are only new, musubi has garnered so much attention in the Kyoto restaurant scene that they are already called home to a number of regulars.
The incredibly skillful fusion of the Japanese dashi's umami and classically western flavors is nothing less than exquisite. Every dish here will have you licking your plate clean and leaving not even a drop of soup behind.
One of the other draws of Shioriya Sarasara is its laid back, welcoming atmosphere. The bright, well-lit interior can be clearly seen from the street through the large roadside windows. With tables that feel like a tachinomi-ya standing bar and counters that face both the kitchen and the road, Shioriya Sarasara feels like a laid back bar where you can let your hair down and relax.
The giant cabbage roll, on the other hand, is just as the name suggests, absolutely massive. While some restaurants do offer cabbage rolls in their oden, it’s not often that you see ones this big. Underneath the cabbage leaves hides a mass of juicy meat that makes this huge dish just that much more satisfying.
While the oden is soaked in a mixture of regular bonito flake and kelp dashi and chicken soup and bursts with umami flavor, the white miso sauce topping adds a hint of natural sweetness and a smooth texture. The special white miso comes wholesale from famous Kyoto miso shop Yamari Shoten and pairs perfectly with the oden.
This incredible combination of the penetrating dashi stock and mildly sweet miso embodies everything good about Japanese cuisine with its profound mix of flavors.