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Yoshino Honkuzu Kurokawa Honke
At Yoshino Honkuzu Kurokawa Honke, which was established in 1615, you can enjoy cuisine made with "Kuzu", Nara's traditional edible plant as well as Japanese and Western sweets. They use "Yoshino Honkuzu", highest quality of Kuzu, to make not only traditional Japanese sweets "Kuzu-kiri" and "Kuzu-mochi" but also fusion dishes such as spaghetti and Western sweets using Kuzu and traditional techniques. With any menu, you can enjoy the smooth texture of Kuzu and the elegant flavor. Here, the tradition of Nara and Japanese culture can be felt.
- 16 Kasuganocho, Nara-shi, Nara
- Contact No.
- 15-min walk from Kintetsu Nara Station on Kintetsu Nara Line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 11:00-20:00 (Order stops at 19:00)Closed: Wednesdays
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 30 minutes
- Other Information
- *Average Budget (for one person): Lunch 1,000-2,000 yen, Dinner 2,000-3,000 yenMenu: Kisetsu no Kuzu-ankake don 1,700 yen, Kuzu blanc-manger 680 yenCredit card accepted
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Dishes made with "Yoshino Honkuzu", the highest quality Kuzu
Kuzu is a bean family plant. The highest quality "Yoshino Honkuzu" is dried starch taken from the roots of Kuzu. Usually, starch taken from potato is used for what we call "Kuzu", but Yoshino Honkuzu is made from 100% starch from Kuzu. Its elegant flavor and smooth texture can be enjoyed with this cuisine.
"Kisetsu no Kuzu-ankake don", features seasonal ingredients and plenty of smooth Kuzu sauce
"Kisetsu no Kuzu-ankake don" (1,700 yen) is a rice bowl with many ingredients such as shrimp and vegetable tempura, "Saikyo-yaki" (miso-flavoured grilled salmon), rolled omelette, boiled beans, grilled bamboo shoot and plenty of Kuzu sauce. It comes with miso soup made with red miso, drink and "Warabi-mochi", sweet starch dumpling, for dessert.
Western-style sweets made with Kuzu, "Kuzu blanc-manger”
"Kuzu blanc-manger” (680 yen) is an original blanc-mange with an exceptional creamy and jelly-like texture. The taste of milk matches the subtle flavor of Kuzu. The smooth texture will make you feel relaxed. There are a few sauces you can choose from including caramel.