Kinnotsubasaerudoru (Nishiki Market): Kyoto 2017
As I mentioned previously, we made the mistake of heading to Kyoto during Japan’s Labour Thanksgiving Day (it felt like everyone in Japan was here that day). We had plans on visiting Nishiki Market because we’ve heard it’s a great food area (similar to Kuromon Market in Osaka). Well, one thing is for sure, it’s very popular! During our visit, we were squished in the market like sardines and weren’t able to enjoy any of the food. By the time we made it towards the end of the market, we were hungry and came across Kinnotsubasaerudoru (金の翼エルドール) which is a Korean restaurant located just outside the market area.
Their regular menu looked pretty interesting but, unfortunately, they were only offering their lunch menu when we arrived so we wound up ordering a Bibimbap Combo (750円) and their Daily Special (700円).
The daily special was actually pretty good and consisted of fried prawn and fried pork cutlet as well as a fried croquette with rice, and miso soup. If that wasn’t enough fried food for you, it also came with green bean and melon tempura. They do a really good job of frying their food as the batter is nice and crispy.
The bibimbap was a bit different than the ones we usually get back in Vancouver but the ingredients seemed fresh.
While I would have preferred to have sampled the Japanese food inside Nishiki Market, I was happy that we found a place to sit and relax while we had our lunch.
Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-shi, Nakagyo-ku, Takakura Nishikikoji, Nishishigeya 622
Posted on January 19, 2018, in Korean, Restaurant Review and tagged Bibimbap, Croquette, Food, Japan, Korean, Kyoto, Nishiki Market, restaurant review, Tempura, Tonkatsu. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.