after a totally underwhelming sub-par kaiseki dinner, we could be forgiven for lowering our expectations to base level for the following day breakfast on 26.1.2015. not a great feeling when you are staying 2 nights in an expensive ryokan.
fortunately this time, the breakfast surprised & delighted us, as it should jolly be.^^ redemption!
we started with a freshly made mixed fruit juice which was very good & refreshing.^^
then we had an excellent fish tartare with brown miso, decorated with a shiso leaf (edible). this was good!
there was a dish of egg, grilled saba (horse mackerel), some grated radish. well i guess this time “normal service (i.e. expected good japanese food)” resumed.^^
grilled saba was good, not special but good.
the deep-fried tofu was very good – crispy skin, tasty inside, and looked great! this how good japanese cuisine ought to be.
the yuba tofu dish was excellent too, in flavours, texture. i drank up the sauce.
the mentaiko, potato dish & pickles was the usual good standard.
pineapples & jelly were refreshing.
this not a kaiseki dinner, just a simple breakfast, but it showed some delightful fineness & execution befitting of japanese cuisine. ^^
so finally, we were looking forward to the kaiseki dinner later.