李青Lisei

For almost 15 years, 李青Lisei is a Korean café which serves light meals, coffee and Korean tea off Kawaramachi and Imadegawa. I had seen it in KYOTO CAFE BOOK 2012 and was hoping to eventually go but that day came sooner when I was at the Demachiyanagi area in mid-October of last year hoping to try THE GREEN only to find it was closed. While walking to Kawaramachi Street trying to decide where to go next, I stumbled across the café whose natural, traditionally Korean exterior was pretty much hidden behind greenery. Lucky!

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goods sold near the entrance

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I was seated at the round table, where most of the hitori-samas were, near the garden.

my view of the front..it was pretty packed this day.

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my table

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the garden…the weather was still warm enough to leave the doors open.

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the area behind me where I was seated

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I got 떡국ddeok-guk (rice cake soup), ¥1300, one of my favorite Korean dishes…

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which came with a drink…I had ホット珈琲hotto koohii (hot coffee).

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The ddeok-guk was topped with so many vegetables that I was full in no time but it could have used a little more  떡ddeok (rice cake), the reason that I order ddeok-guk…anyway, it was a very healthy meal which we can all use at times☺. The coffee filled me up (I put milk in it) so that I didn’t have room for dessert; hopefully I can make it back to try the rest of the menu.

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  1. Pingback: THE GREEN | Hitori Kyoto

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