Genuine taste of kelp from a long-established specialty shop
Giboshi is a store specializing in kelp and was established in the early Meiji period (1868-1912). They sell a variety of kelps including kelps for making of soup stock, oboro kelp, yam kelp, salt kelp and designed kelp. Fried kelp and kelp tea are essential ingredients of Kyoto cuisine. The kelp comes from Donan, Rishiri Island, Wakkanai and Hidaka in Hokkaido. Giboshi’s kelps are well known for the quality. Being light and soft, yam kelp and oboro kelp with a slightly vinegary flavor are recommended for a takeout or as a gift. The kelps can be purchased from 50g. The photo is “Fukiyose”, a popular gift box which includes more than 20 kinds of item including rice crackers, shrimp crackers and hoiro kelp. Same products are available in canned (from 1,260 yen) and packed in a bag (from 525 yen).
Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
Fujin-gaho,January issue,2012/July issue,2010
|Address||Yanaginobanba-dori Shijo-agaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto|
|Closed||Sun. & national holidays (closed between Dec. 31st-Jan. 4th)|
|Recommended||Konbu Kelp yam (1,155 yen/100g); Oboro kelp (from 2,310 yen /100g); Natural Rishiri Kelp (from 2,730 yen/140g)|
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