This is the meal served in the context of chanoyu (Japanese tea ceremony). It precedes the serving of the tea at a formal tea function (chaji). The basic constituents of a cha-kaiseki meal are the ichijū sansai or \"one soup, three side dishes\", and the rice, plus the following: suimono, hassun, yutō, and kōnomono. The one soup referred to here is usually suimono (clear soup) or miso soup and the basic three side dishes are the following:
Inside is a hinoki counter worn smooth over the years, and cooks in white uniforms and high geta, making for a genuine Showa atmosphere. Second-generation owner-chef Kanji Kubota serves Kyoto dishes. The hassun have to be tried, not least because the restaurant is named after them, and they are prepared with a craftsmanship going back years. The menu items are set out on Kyoyaki serving dishes and, in keeping with the traditions of Kyoto cuisine, no meat dishes are served.
Next, hassun, which is the main plate and has a selection of delicacies. Here, there is fried gluten, fuki (giant butterbur) wrapped in yuba, and Daitokuji-fu (a special gluten prepared with soy and mirin and deep-fried) 59ce067264