Saryo FUKUCHA, a new cafe brand under the veteran tea house Fukujuen, recently opened in Kyoto Station in April this year. This cafe has created an exciting new menu pairing Japanese herbal teas with Western-style desserts. The limited edition fall-winter menu items, such as the sasamaki okowa, hojicha monaka made with chestnuts, and matcha amazake red bean soup are highly recommended.
Japanese Herbal Tea and Dessert Pairing Menu
Herbal Tea Set 900 JPY each
*Single order of herbal tea costs 500 JPY
Available year round from October 10, 2019
Hibiscus Hojicha + Creme Brulee Chocolat with Berry Confiture
Tea: an aromatic, light-roasted green tea blended with hibiscus and rosehips
Dessert: a brulee with a rich chocolatey aroma finished off with a refreshing berry confiture
Cinnamon Kukicha + Tarte Tatin with Mascarpone Cream
Tea: a twig tea with a refreshing aroma and flavor blended with cinnamon and chamomile
Dessert: a perfect match of caramelized apples and rich mascarpone with fresh cream
Peppermint Kukicha + Seasonal Fruit Tart
Tea: a twig tea with a refreshing aroma and flavor blended with peppermint and chamomile
Dessert: a fragrant almond tart topped lavishly with seasonal fruits
Ginger Genmaicha + Ricotta Tart with Orange
Tea: a sweet aromatic roasted rice tea blended with ginger and dandelion
Dessert: a ricotta cheese tart topped with refreshing fromage blanc-infused cream paired with fragrant orange
Available October 10, 2019 - February 29, 2020 (expected)
Sasamaki Okowa (Matsutake & Eel/Chicken Soboro & Mountain Vegetables) Hojicha Set 1,200 JPY
A collaboration with Miyamasou’s Hisato Nakahigashi featuring glutinous rice with matsutake mushrooms and conger eel or seasoned chicken mince and mountain vegetables infused with the aroma of bamboo leaves. Enjoy it with a cup of FUKUCHA's prized hojicha.
Japanese Chestnut Hojicha Monaka 350 JPY
Flavorful red bean paste and chestnut skins combined with sweet hojicha cream complete this adorable wafer dessert.
FUKUCHA Specialty Matcha Koji Amazake Red Bean Soup 700 JPY
A special edition red bean soup containing flavorsome matcha combined with aromatic yet gently-flavored amazake (a sweet drink made from fermented rice) and topped with chestnuts, yam, black soybeans, rice flour dumplings, kuzu starch cakes and autumn leaf-shaped wheat gluten.
Store: Saryo FUKUCHA
Opening hours: 8:30 am - 9:00 pm (last order 8:30 pm)
Closed: No regular closing days
*All prices shown are excluding tax.
*All photos are for illustrative purposes only.
In the historical and traditional city of Kyoto, people from all over the globe come and go, and fresh ideas come into being daily. Be sure to enjoy experiencing a new side of Japanese tea while you're here.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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