Giro Giro: Kaiseki goes modern

Savory Japan is updated for January with a review of Giro Giro Hitoshina, a matchbox-sized restaurant in Kyoto that does an inspiring version of modern kaiseki. If you’ve never had hamo (pike conger) covered in a crunchy shell of kaki no tane (rice crackers in the shape of persimmon seeds) you’re in for a nice surprise.

Giro Giro is also extremely reasonable. You’ll be amazed at the price, even with today’s unfavorable dollar/yen exchange rate. What’s more, you get to watch some of the coolest chefs in the business create some of the most inventive — yet completely accessible — food around.

2 Replies to “Giro Giro: Kaiseki goes modern”

  1. Hi Risa. My name is Kazuko Shikuma. My maiden name is Okamura. I wonder if you remember me. I played with you when we were living in Mt.View, CA. We lived in the same apartment complex. I happened to talk about your family with my Mother when I called her to say “Akemashite Omedeto” few days ago. I thought I would give it a try and searched and your name popped up. Please drop me a line to my e-mail address if you remember me and when you have time. Your website and everything you are doing are so beautiful and unique! I can see how you cherish the beauty and creativity nurtured in Japan. I really appreciate all you are doing and going to do! Kazuko

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