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    Pontocho Surugaya

    Lightly sweetened summer dessert served in beautiful green bamboo container

    Pontocho Surugaya is a Japanese sweetshop run by the 4th generation owner, Kazuo Hashimoto, in Pontocho, one of the exclusive districts where geiko and maiko culture still remains.  Summer Mizu Yokan (jellied sweets of red bean paste, agar and sugar), autumn Yokan and the famous “Hitokuchi-warabi (jelly made with bracken starch)” are their delicious items all carefully made with the thought of retaining the ingredient’s tastes.  The photo is of Chikuro (378 yen per stick), made using fresh green bamboo as a container for the smooth Mizu Yokan.  The lightly sweetened red bean jelly is flavorful and delicious.  Customers say that the way the semi-transparent shiny Yokan comes out of the green bamboo is also cooling and beautiful.  Enjoy it chilled to truly savor its refreshing taste.


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

    INFORMATION

    Name Pontocho Surugaya
    Address Pontocho-dori Sanjo-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-221-5210
    Hours 10:00-18:00
    Closed Tues.
    Resevation
    URL http://www.pontocho-surugaya.com
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