First time in Kyoto! Ville de Croquette is a shop specializing in croquettes with a unique bread-crumb coating
This is the first time this croquette specialty shop, which is famous is Kanazawa, is coming to Kyoto. Nishiki Market is also close to it, so you can easily pop in when sightseeing. Another nice thing is that you can eat at the shop or get your croquettes to go.
The croquettes are cylindrical, long but narrow. The bread-crumbs and fillings of the croquettes are full of ideas. The bread-crumbs are actually made of two types of wheat gluten called bubuarare and kurumabu, with the first one being small pieces and the latter one round pieces of the gluten. The croquettes are fried to order so you can enjoy their fresh crunchiness.
You can eat at the shop only in Kyoto. The color scheme of the restaurant is dark, and the atmosphere of the chic shop very relaxed. You can also get a Corona or a glass of wine. With 450 yen you can add a salad, soup, and a piece of baguette to your croquette. The croquette is quite interesting: it contains rye but it’s made like a Danish pastry. The croquettes look pretty when they’re served to you; like they were a dish in a full course meal. They have 10 types of croquettes, and among these, there are four types that can be had to go. Great street food!