ramen and pickles

science, technology, and medicine served up with some tasty noodles

Pickles of Kyoto

There are some amazing tsukemono shops in Kyoto and a staggering area of different kinds of pickles. Some put out little bowls of samples.
They all seem to end up wrapping them up in plastic and then lovely paper with a sort of pickle them printed on the paper, suitable for framing.

http://kyotofoodie.com/tsukemono-aka-kabura-nukazuke-from-nishiki-market/
http://kyotofoodie.com/nishiki-market-kyoto-no-daidokoro-kyotos-kitchen/
http://www.nytimes.com/1990/10/14/travel/fare-of-the-country-japanese-pickles…

Nishiki Market Pickles Shops:

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Pickle shop in the middle of town, a few streets north of the central Kyoto rail station:

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Scenes from the famous Murakami-jij pickle production place & shop, and once we had gotten some of their pickles home.

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