Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Seien (栖園)-Sweets Cafe in Kyoto,Karasuma

From this outward appearance,who believes that this is "sweets cafe"...?
But this is cafe,"Seien" (栖園), since 1885.
That appearance is very tasteful...
This shop curtain, which is hung outside the entrance,is impressive.
This shop is located near Kyoto-Daimaru (Department Store) in Karasuma.

I ordered "Kohaku-Nagashi" (left) and "Zenzai"(right).

This is "Kohaku-Nagashi".
This dessert is like transparent jelly,and apricot is on it.
This dessert has an apricot taste,which is sweet and sour.
"Kohaku" means "amber".
This dessert is amber-colored,that is the origin of the name of this dessert.
This amber color comes from this apricot.
This is cool-looking summer dessert.
 This is "Zenzai", sweet red-bean soup with pieces of rice cake.
In summer,we enjoy cool Zenzai, and in winter,we enjoy hot Zenzai.
This is yummy...^ ^

And I bought these desserts for souvenir.^ ^
They are made in the shape of sweetfish,inside is a white bean jam.
Around the fishes,there are cute sweets...flowers,fruits,eggplant...
They're colourful and cute.