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The restaurant, La Jyho, at Kyoto Century Hotel is holding its third annual strawberry fair from January 27 to April 30, and this year, the theme is to "feel like a princess"!

Approximately 100 different items, including food and sweets and 50 ice cream flavors, are presented in a fairytale-like space. And each of the strawberry sweets, of which there are about 25 options, are made with amaou strawberries.

The menu items were assessed by both the sweets writer with a sweet tooth, and an editor who prefers savory foods. Ten to 15 items were carefully selected from among the menu to be sampled and evaluated on taste, strawberry content, visual splendor, and unique texture, resulting in a ranking.

La Jyho at Kyoto Century Hotel

2F 680 Higashishiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

<Best 1> Frasier with whole strawberries and fresh cream sandwiched in a pistachio cake


The cake is dense and rich. The tartness of the strawberries and the sweetness of the cream go well together, and the berry sauce on top adds to the tartness, giving it an elegant taste!

<Best 2>Tarte aux Fraises with a rich almond cream in the crust


Tons of amaou strawberries on top of a generous layer of custard! A great balance between sweet and tart.

<Best 3> White Strawberry Shortcake with understated sweetness and fresh cream that melts in the mouth


One could keep eating this white strawberry shortcake with its light, fresh sponge cake.

<Best 4> Bon Bon Chocolat Fraise with light ganache wrapped in deep red chocolate


Fun to eat with different textures of the chocolate coating and filling.

<ベスト5>Baton Choux with rich, pistachio-flavored custard cream and whole amaou strawberries in a light choux


The balance with the fresh cream is perfect!

[Tasted by the Sweets Writer, Tsuyoshi Takada] "They have creative menu items as would be expected of a hotel known for the quality of its sweets. In particular, the 'omotenashi-no hitosara' plate of strawberries marinated in balsamic vinegar and ice cream wrapped in spherical chocolates is an outstanding dish that cannot be found at other buffets!" [KansaiWalker]

*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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