Gion Ajiko

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    Gion Ajiko

    Addictive savory spices

    Gion Ajiko specializes in their originally blended Japanese spices.  One, known as “Golden Spice”, that uses yellowish chili pepper (870 yen; 13 g) was already very popular in Kyoto in the mid-Edo period (1600-1868) and is recognized today as Japan’s hottest chili spice.  The secret is a kind of chili pepper which is said to be 10 times as hot as general red chili pepper.  Only a little sprinkle of “Golden Spice” adds extreme hotness to the dish and such a deep flavor and taste that it is like a magical combination of spiciness and savory.  Many other food item producers in Japan wish to collaborate with Ajiko and add a new variety of their items using Ajiko’s spices.  One is a condiment for rice produced by a company in Nagoya, which is available at Ajiko too.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC. Introduced in Hiru, Gion wa Tanoshi magazine, Fujin-gaho, August issue, 2014.  *Information is subject to change.


    Name Gion Ajiko
    Address 590 Gion-cho Minami-gawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-551-4985
    Hours 10:30-19:00
    Closed Mon. (open if Mon. is a national holiday and closed next day)
    Recommended Goldne Spice (bottle; 13g): 870 yen.