Monthly Archives: October 2010

Michelin Guide Kyoto Osaka Kobe 2011

Michelin released this year’s guide for Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe last week. They have added Kobe this year to the two cities from the previous year’s guide. 239 restaurants were introduced in the book with 42 hotels and 31 ryokans. A total of 12 restaurants were awarded three stars, which is the largest number of any given from a single Michelin guide so far. And, 44 restaurants received two stars and 183 followed with one star.
What a number of dazzling stars! Let’s hope it’s not too shiny.

Here’s the list of the three-star restaurants:

Japanese
Kikunoi(Kyoto)
Kyoto Kiccho(Kyoto)
Chihana(Kyoto)
Mizai(Kyoto)
Tsuruya(Kyoto)
Nakamura(Kyoto)
Hyoutei(Kyoto)
Kashiwaya(Osaka)
Taian(Osaka)
Komago(Kobe)

French
Hajime(Osaka)
Ca Sento(Kobe)

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Brown Rice Sushi

My friend told me that there’s a brown rice sushi restaurant in Boston. I googled “brown rice sushi” and found many of them in the States. I would have never imagined such a thing. I thought this idea might come from macrobiotics or the raw food diet. As you may know, white rice is produced after the surface of the brown rice is removed. However, the surface of the rice contains vitamins and dietary minerals and Japanese who are conscious about their health eat it regularly. It’s quite hard to find restaurants which serve brown rice sushi in Japan at this moment. I want to try it the next time I visit the States.