|Don't be fooled, it gets crowded as soon as it opens.|
(This is taken before 11:00 am, when I was on my way to Kasuga Shrine)
|This is right around 1:00 pm.|
I forgot exactly how long I waited, probably close to an hour. T_T
|Most of them were Taiwanese tourists but there were quite a few Japanese tourists (?) as well.|
|Shizuka's signature item|
|I went through a long internal debate before I could decide which one I want more|
|I am glad the server did not put me at one of the traditional Japanese tables.|
(They have regular tables too.)
It is very uncomfortable for me to eat kneeling.
|Nara Nanashu-Kamameshi Set|
奈良七種釜飯ta-da! I decided to try their signature item in the end :)
There is a detail step-by-step direction telling you how Shizuka makes their famous Nanashu-Kamameshi. Click here. Even if you can't understand what the instructions say (it is in Japanese), you can still appreciate the attention paid to each kamameshi. :)
|Pickled vegetables is very famous in Nara.|
|Squid Salad (?)|
|I remembered I enjoy this side dish very much!|
The best part of a kamameshi is the "okoge" (scorched rice). The trick to get the okoge off the iron pot easily is to ensure the lid is covered everytime you served yourself rice!
|Look how bright and colorful the kamameshi is!|
Overall, I enjoyed the kamameshi but the wait-time was a little too long for me. Perhaps I enjoy the woody flavors of chicken and mushrooms more. I find the kamameshi from Kibune Club (貴船俱樂部) more appealing to me.
59 Noborioji-cho Nara
(Walk east from the Kintetsu Nara Station for approximately 15 minutes)
奈良市登大路町59-11 (近鉄奈良駅から東へ15分)Tel: 0742-27-8030Hours: 11:00 ~ 20:00 (closed every Tuesday)