When travelling I love to visit markets, particularly food markets, they reveal so much about cuisine and culture. Nishiki Market in Kyoto was a great example of this. It is a very long shopping street that is covered and is known as Kyoto’s Kitchen because of the hundreds of market stalls and restaurants that line it (and the surrounding side streets).
For many of the stalls I wasn’t even sure what a lot of the ingredients were, which makes it even more fascinating.
I could have spent hours wandering off the side streets from this market as there were so many more places to explore.
I was quite tempted by these Japanese sweets, all individually wrapped.
Unsurprisinglythere was a lot of seafood.
So many different types of food, as you move from one stall to another the smell of the market totally changes.
A lot of fishes on sticks were for sale. There is a particular delicacy on a stick that Nishiki food market is famous for and I’ll explain more about that in the next blog post.
So we are now about half way down Nishiki food market. The next blog post continues the journey…