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Special vegan lunch at Little Heaven, Kyoto

Little heaven, vegan restaurant

Vegan restaurant Little Heaven, near Arashiyama in Kyoto, has been closed since 2 years for their special menu lunch because of the Covid pandemic. They finally restarted this special treat but only upon reservation. We managed to get one and we went to eat this delicious, rare vegan menu. You must phone to make a reservation for this restaurant.
Here is what we had on Oct. 16th, 2022:
1: Assorted Yuba - 2: Soup - 3: Salad - 4: Main dish - 5: Vegetable sushis - 6: Dessert - 7: Drink, coffee or black tea or herbal tea or bancha. And during the menu, we had half a bottle of Cremant de Die, a sparkling white wine, champagne type.

The photos speak more than words. A really and tasty high class menu in a true zen restaurant, worth a 3 star Michelin restaurant.

Little heaven, vegan restaurant

Entrance of the restaurant

Little heaven, vegan restaurant

Sign that indicates clearly, it is a vegan restaurant

The menu is served in a private room, nice view over a japanese garden, and very soft music in the background.

Little heaven, vegan restaurant

1- Assorted Yuba: Fried yuba and nama-fu. Yuzu flavor. Persimmon rolled in yuba

Yuba is a delicacy composed of fresh layers of soy milk skin. Nama-fu is a Japanese raw wheat gluten.

Little heaven, vegan restaurant

2- Squash soup

Little heaven, vegan restaurant

3- Salad: Beetroot mousse. Cream of rice. Mushroom patties. Carrot marinade. Mesclun greens and brown rice sweet sake dressing.

Little heaven, vegan restaurant

4- Main dish : Deep fried yuba millefeuille tower. Black soybean. Burdock root confit. Cauliflower. Black radish. Homemade smoked tofu. Rice flour cream sauce with soy milk and porcini mushrooms.

Little heaven, vegan restaurant

5- Vegetable sushis. Tomato (tuna style). Nata de coco (squid style). Mushroom (scallop style). Carrot cream and cucumber (sea urchin style). Soy meat (eel style). Pickles.

Little heaven, vegan restaurant

6- Dessert: Pear jelly style. Chocolate terrine.

7- Drink: coffee or black tea or herbal tea or bancha.

 

© PHOTOS BY JC DUMONT

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