Kyoto food gems: Top 8 picks

(Clockwise from top left) Sake ramen, ginger pudding and green tea gelato, Chogoro-mochi and food at Gion Kawakami.
(Clockwise from top left) Sake ramen, ginger pudding and green tea gelato, Chogoro-mochi and food at Gion Kawakami.PHOTOS: MELISSA SIM

KYOTO, JAPAN - From simple hole-in-the-wall joints to Michelin-starred restaurants, Kyoto has everything a foodie could desire.

Once the capital of Japan, Kyoto remains the centre for many traditional Japanese arts such as the tea ceremony, flower arrangement and Noh theatre.

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