Apr. 01, 2023 UPDATE
Story & Recommendation
Embrace the qualities of Kyoto by taste and sight inside a temple
The area inside Bukko-ji temple, where tea was served to past visitors, is now a café eatery. Being part of a temple, the interior has a calm ambiance with tatami floors and a Buddhist altar. The theme of D&DEPARTMENT is “long life design”. Partnered with Kyoto University of Art and Design, the café is located Inside a temple and exudes qualities of Kyoto. At D&Department seminars are also occasionally held. The café space offers seasonal dishes throughout the year. One of their most popular dishes is the Kyoto Teishoku which is a set of dishes using fresh vegetables with a bowl of rice and soup. The cafe uses products made in Kyoto such as pickles, chilli seasonings, tea, and even coffee which is roasted by the Kyoto roaster, Unir.
Kyoto Teisyoku / Around ￥1700
Dishes included in the Kyoto Teishoku changes about every one to two months. Using seasonal ingredients, the dishes mostly focus on vegetables. In December, the Kyoto Teishoku came with hijiki seaweed, sweet potato, tofu, kasu jiru, and a rice bowl with pickles. Kasu jiru is a unique soup, usually eaten during cold weather made out of sake kasu (sake lees) and white miso.
Yuba Udon / ￥1,500
The “Yuba Udon” uses lavishly a whole piece of semi-dried yuba from "Yumame," a specialty yuba store that handmakes yuba starting from the production of soybeans in Miyama, Kyoto. It is topped with home-cooked shiitake mushrooms and seasonal vegetables, and is characterized by the gentle flavor of the broth that makes you feel at ease when you eat it. Please enjoy it with a side dish made with dashi stock from the famous Osaka store “Konbu Doi”.
How to Order