Freshly hot salty-sweet rice dumplings to rid you of misfortunes
Located just in front of the Imamiya Jinja Shrine, one of the old shrines known as the venue of annual Yasurai Festival, Kazariya has continued to offer aburi-mochi for over 400 years. At the time when a bad epidemic spread in Kyoto, people ate skewered rice dumplings while praying for their recovery – and this is believed to be the origin of aburi-mochi. Small pieces of freshly pounded rice cakes are skewered on a bamboo stick and then grilled over the charcoal fire. The special sauce made with sweetened soy sauce and white miso (salty bean paste) is spread around the rice cake just before it is served. This simple yet tasty rice cake often makes diners yearn for another. Try the taste that Kyoto locals have loved and cherish over many generations in the century–old traditional Japanese building.
- WEST AREA
Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
Fujin-gaho, February issue,2012