Temples, Tacos, and Japanese Beef

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All I wanted were tacos.  I would have even settled for bad tacos.  I just needed tacos.  Lady luck was smiling on me this sunny day in Kyoto.  I stumbled on Cafe Opal and one of the lunch specials was taco rice.  Yasssssss.

It was like Chipotle but not quite as delicious.  Don’t get me wrong though.  It was good.  It was rice, ground beef, lettuce and ketchup.  I’m not sure why there was ketchup on it, I took that off, but the rest of it was wonderful.  Just what I needed.


As I mentioned before, Kyoto is full of temples.  When I left for the morning I was going to go to the one at the end of the road, to the right, and on the left.  I realized as I was walking that it was further then I wanted.  I was in luck and there was another one on the same road but closer.

I have no idea what it’s called.  I’m sorry, I’ve failed you.  I’m not really that sorry.  It was smaller than the Chion-In Temple, but it was still nice to wander around and not very busy.  And hey, it got me closer to Cafe Opal and tacos.  It was all I needed.


And best of all I got to try Japanese beef that night.  I waited with three other people from my hostel for like an hour, but it was totally worth it.  Rare meat freaks me out, so I was surprised that I actually tried this.  Boy am I glad I did.  I think it was my favorite thing I ate, other than Din Tai Fung in Taiwan.  Try the Japanese beef.  Do it.

Overall it was a pretty uneventful day, but it was a delicious one and I’m pretty sure I got to read a lot.  What more could I ask for?

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Have you been to Kyoto?  What did you think of it?  Do you want to go?

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