Sizuya is a time-honored bakery shop in Kyoto offering freshly baked bread and sandwiches
You can find this little bakery near the intersection of Sanjo and Kawaramachi streets. This little bakery may be little, but it has quite a history – it was founded in 1948. When you enter it, you get to see a cornucopia of bread spread out before your eyes. They are famous for their deep-fried beef steak sandwiches and red bean paste buns, but they also sell some European style bread that is not as soft as the Japanese offerings. All the baked goods are made here at the bakery, so you can be sure you’re getting fresh bread. They have a café area on the second floor, so you can enjoy the bread you buy there right away. This is a great chance for you to bite into the bakery-culture of Kyoto during your trip!
Deep-fried beef cutlet sandwich
/ ￥530 (Including tax)
You have a cutlet of premium beef, which is breaded, and then deep-fried. Two pieces of this deep-fried beef cutlet are then, after being slathered with a special sweet and savory sauce, put between two freshly baked bread slices. And so we have a complete Sizuya sandwich, one of their most popular items.
/ ￥190 (Including tax)
Carne is a German-style soft bread, a specialty of Sizuya. It is buttered with Sizuya’s homemade margarine, enhancing the aroma. The thin slices of onion bring a bit of caducity to the taste, and the boneless ham may look simple but tastes delicious. Many generations of Kyotoites have grown up with this flavor.
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Teriyaki chicken egg sandwich
/ ￥680 (Including tax)
The bread is toasted until golden brown, the teriyaki chicken is tender and succulent, and the sweet and salty flavor of the teriyaki sauce makes this an unforgettable sandwich experience. And don’t forget the egg which balances the tastes and brings an interesting texture to the sandwich. This sandwich is pretty big and will leave you feeling full. You can get it with a drink for 780 yen.
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Kyoto red bean bun
/ ￥160 (Including tax)
This is the classic, traditional Japanese red bean bun. Red beans are boiled until they become soft, then sugar is added to create a moderately sweet red bean paste. The thin bun is then filled with this paste, and; voila! The highest enjoyment possible for Japanese taste buds is ready.