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Daitokuji natto as a sweet

CAFÉ DU MON is a café and restaurant quietly standing in front of the main gate of the large Daitoku-ji Temple complex.  The chef cooks original dishes and desserts using ingredients from Kyoto and Europe with precise and delicate cooking techniques.  The most unique item is the canele cake using Daitokuji natto (dried and salty fermented soy beans) which is said to have been invented by a famous Buddhist priest, Ikkyu.  The rich aroma of honey and liquor and saltiness of Daitokuji natto, which is similar to the taste of soy sauce, match somehow to create a unique flavor.  This is a must-try for those who don’t choose to try the sweets.

Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
Fujin-gaho, December issue,2013

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Name CAFÉ DU MON
Address 44 Murasakino Shimomonzen-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto
Tel 075-492-7837
Hours 10:30-19:30
Closed Wed.
Resevation
URL http://www.mon-company.biz/CAFE_DU_MON.html
Recommended One-minute walk from Daitoku-ji Temple; Daitokuji natto canele (5 pieces): 450 yen, Daitokuji natto canele (take-away; 8 pieces): 630 yen, Lunch set: 900 yen, etc.

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