Saturday, February 03, 2007

One of the best souvenirs in Kyoto

souvenir, Kyoto sightseeing
The red is powdered pepper and the black is roasted pepper mixed with other spices.

A little powdered pepper can spice up Udon or Soba. Plus, the black one goes well with hamburger, steak, Chinese and Asian cuisine.

By the way, the black one is one of the best sourvenirs from Kyoto for me and we cannot get it in Tokyo. I think that the best souvenir for giver is light, small, reasonable and the one that make people happy. This canned pepper is lighter and smaller than a egg, lower than a entrance fee in Kyoto's temple, and very useful in various cuisine.

Unfortunately, little souvenir meet the above four conditions but the pepper meet all of them. For me this is the ideal souvenir in Kyoto.

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At 2/04/2007 12:02 AM, Anonymous walter said...

They do make nice souvenirs...priced, compact and useful! My local store carries lots of Japanese spices in tiny bottles; I am going to check if it has these.

At 2/05/2007 5:02 PM, Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

Good idea for souvenir. And the tin can is very beautiful.

At 2/07/2007 8:45 AM, Anonymous Jann said...

how much does a can of the black pepper cost? Planning to get some as souvenirs when I visit Kyoto in march.

At 2/07/2007 8:21 PM, Blogger macky said...

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At 2/07/2007 8:22 PM, Blogger macky said...

walter, ming, jann

Thank you for the comments.
jann: It cost about 500 yen, less than 5 USD. The small package for refilling is about 380 yen. It is reasonable, I think. It is sold at Hararyokaku(原了郭) in Gion, Kyoto.

At 2/15/2007 10:09 PM, Blogger Carlos said...

I like this post Maki. I have always been fascinated by spices.


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