Kyoto | Gontaro 権太呂 本店

Gontaro 権太呂 is a hundred-year old soba restaurant in downtown Kyoto. It was established in 1910, and is one of the most famous soba place in Kyoto.There are several branches in Kyoto, i went to the main branch that night, just several minutes walk from the Nikishi Market.

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権太呂建立於1910年,是京都市內最有名的蕎麥老鋪之一。権太呂在京都有幾家分店,是日晚上來到四條錦市場附近的本店。

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There are different speciality soba in different season, such as some special cold soba in summer. It is winter now, the season for hot soup soba with grilled duck breast(鴨なんばそば).

在日本,不僅懷石料理講究時令,連蕎麥也講究時令。比如夏天會推出一些特別的冷蕎麥,現在是11月底12月初的冬日,正是享用鴨汁蕎麥最好的時節。

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That’s everything on the menu, bit hard for foreigners to recognize. Anyway i would just go with the seasonal one.

権太呂只有日文菜單,我也是捉摸了半天,大概可以看懂幾個。不過既然來了,就享用一下冬日限定的鴨汁蕎麥吧。

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Hot soup soba with duck breast 鴨なんばそば (1600 JPY) 

A large bowl of hot soup soba seems so perfect in such a freezing winter night. The bowl is huge with a lot soba, at least to me because im a low-carb eater. Topped with some leeks to balance the smell of the duck.

看起來很小一碗,其實很深很大,至少對於不喜歡吃澱粉食的我來說是這樣。用鴨汁煮的手打蕎麥,加上鴨胸肉,還有去鴨腥味的韭蔥,在寒冷的冬日晚上太誘人了。

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The handmade soba is really good, strong taste of the buckwheat. 自家制的蕎麥非常好吃,蕎麥味濃郁。

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The duck breast was firstly grilled, and then sliced into smaller pieces. The color perfectly tells eveything- tender and juicy. With some seven-spices pepper on the duck breast to make the taste stronger and better.I intend to have just part of the soba because it is really a lot. But i ended with an empty bowl, even soak up all the duck soup.

鴨胸肉事先整塊烤過,再切成小片加入蕎麥面內。光看這個顏色就知道它有多嫩多多汁。店家很貼心地加了一些七味粉在鴨胸肉上去鴨腥,同時也增添了一絲辣辣的味道。我本打算吃幾口蕎麥就走人,然後去吃別的東西的,但是最後是一滴湯都沒剩。

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Matcha Warabi-mochi わらび餅

Free dessert is also inculuded although i ordered a la carte. Strong in matcha flavor, nice ending.

最後還有免費的抹茶蕨餅。

京都 権太呂 本店 (ごんたろ)

Address: 京都府京都市中京区麺屋町通四条上ル桝屋町521

Hours: 11:00~21:00

Date of visiting: Dec.2.2014 (Tuesday)

Website: http://gontaro.co.jp

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