Kyo-Baum Gion North: Kyoto 2017
After our morning visit to Fushimi Inari-taisha and Yasaka Pagoda, we made our way back to Shijo Dori and headed east towards Nishiki Market. As this was their Labour Thanksgiving Day, it was especially crowded in Kyoto (you can’t tell in the picture below but the streets were packed).
We were fighting our way through the busy dori when we came across this interesting shop where patrons were lining up for some type of cake on a stick. In their display, we could see the large cylindrical cake on a spit which we later found out was a type of baumkuchen (a popular German dessert in Japan). For 292円, you get about a quarter of a ring, halved and then stacked on top of each other.
Their baumkuchen is made with Uji matcha mixed with sencha and soy milk to give the contrasting green and cream coloured layers. We later found out that you can find this at some stores (we saw it at Narita Airport on our way back home) but eating this fresh is so much better. The layers of cake were soft and moist with a sweeter taste coming from the coating.
Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Higashiyama-ku, Gionmachi Kitagawa, 248
Posted on January 18, 2018, in Bakery, Desserts, German, Japanese, Restaurant Review and tagged Bakery, Baumkuchen, Desserts, Food, German, Gion, Japan, Japanese, Kyoto, restaurant review. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.