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!
goods sold near the entrance
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.
the garden…the weather was still warm enough to leave the doors open.
the area behind me where I was seated
I got 떡국ddeok-guk (rice cake soup), ￥1300, one of my favorite Korean dishes…
which came with a drink…I had ホット珈琲hotto koohii (hot coffee).
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.