Posts Tagged ‘Brazilian food’

Part One: Brazilian Pastels in Kyoto

About two weeks ago, I went on a week-long trip around the Kansai region. My traveling companion and I went to Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, and Hikone. One of the best parts of the trip, other than the company and experiencing urban Kansai, was the food. I have a wonderful friend in Kyoto who recommended all of these places to me.

While the food in the inaka is very fresh, we lack a lot of “ethnic” food restaurants, probably because there are fewer foreign residents here than in the cities. To be fair, my town has a lot of Japanese-style Chinese restaurants, at least one Korean restaurant, and one nice fusion bakery. When my friend mentioned to us that there was Brazilian food to be had in Kyoto, I was very excited to try something that I can’t get in my small town and I rarely get to eat in the US.


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