October 26, 2016
EAT

Healing And Pampering – Organic Medicinal Cooked Curry Giving You Five Flavour –

疲れを癒す。五味を感じるオーガニック薬膳カレー

There are more and more organic products in the market nowadays, ranging from food, cotton, and cosmetics that do not use any of the chemical fertiliser and pesticides. Menus that use organic foods are getting popular and becoming the standard for people who care about health and food safety. “Yukisuki No Kuni Cafe” is a cafe that serves menus with organic food. It also applies medicinal cooking, so if you are taking extra care on your health, then this should be on your must visit list.
自然栽培の野菜をはじめ、化学肥料や農薬を使わずに育てた食品やコットンやコスメなど、オーガニックを謳う商品は多岐にわたっています。健康や食の安全を考える人たちにオーガニック食材を使った料理はすっかり定着しつつあります。「オーガニックカフェ ゆきすきのくに」もそんなオーガニック食材を使ったカフェのひとつ。さらに、薬膳でもあるので健康に気を付けたい人には必訪だ。

Treating Your Body and Mental With Tasty Curry

Yukisuki No Kuni Cafe is in Nishi Ogikubo area where there are no major chain stores and surrounded with small shops and cafes. Just to note you here Nishi Ogikubo station is just one stop next to Kichijoji station, which is always on top of the “Towns People Want To Live” list. In this very local vibe area, the cafe is located just about 3-minute walk from the Nishi Ogikubo station North Exit. Walking through its shopping street, there will be an arty object where well water runs through, and this is the sign of the cafe. Inside the cafe are wood tables surrounded by concrete walls. This cool atmospheric interior has some meaning to it. On the walls it uses diatomite and a ground wire that removes electromagnetic waves. Looking at modern day life, people carry mobiles all the time, face with computers every day, and cook using microwaves. Because we are with electromagnetic waves any time, this makes us accumulate tiredness, uneasy to fall asleep, and cause headaches and stiff shoulder.

They serve organic medicinal cooked curry under this electromagnetic wave shutting space. It uses more than 50 kinds of spices, herbs, and fruits that are of course organic. It can taste sweet, spicy, salty, and sometimes bitter and sour. How it tastes will be different for each people depending on their health condition. It will be different to the point that it is hard to believe that every one is eating the same pot of curry. It is possible to make a guess on your health condition with the taste of your first and the last bite. The cafe owner Miss Ido can advise you on your health condition and what you should do with how you tasted the curry.

味わい深いカレーにカラダとココロが喜ぶ

住みたい町ランキングの常連、吉祥寺駅の隣。ゆきすきのくには、大手チェーン店がほとんどなく、小さな雑貨店やカフェなどが点在するローカルな雰囲気が漂う西荻窪にある。西荻窪駅北口を出て、商店街を歩くこと3分ほど。井戸水が流れるオブジェが目印だ。コンクリートの打ちっぱなしの壁に、木のテーブル。おしゃれな内装だが、実は隠れたこだわりが。壁には珪藻土を使い、さらに電磁波を除去するというアース付き。携帯電話を常に持ち歩き、毎日パソコンに向かい、電子レンジを駆使して料理を作る。そんな現代人の私たちは電磁波によって、疲れが蓄積したり、眠れなくなったり、頭痛や肩こりなどが引き起こされる原因になっているのだとか。
そんな電磁波をシャットアウトした店内で提供されているのがオーガニック薬膳カレー。すべてオーガニックの50種類以上のスパイスとハーブ、果実で作るカレーは甘くて、辛くて、しょっぱくて、苦くて、すっぱい。食べたときの味は本当に人それぞれで、同じカレーを食べているとは思えないほど異なる。というのも、体調によって感じる味覚が変わるから。そして、最初のひと口と食べ終えたときの口に残る味わいで、カラダの調子を推し量ることができるのだそう。店主である井戸さんがその味わいから体調や対策法などを教えてくれるのがうれしい。

Home Grown Vegetables – With Strong Taste And Power –

You have few choices in ordering your curry. First you choose one curry base from two different types, then choose the meat type (or just go vegetable), and lastly choose the type of rice. Most popular is the Organic Medicinal Cooked Chicken curry. It is similar to european style curry with full-bodied taste. Organic Medicinal Cooked Vegetable curry uses tomato paste and has no fat at all. This one is good when your stomach is feeing tired. The cafe also serves the Half & Half plate where you can enjoy the two different kinds of curry at the same time, and a Seasonal curry plate. Apart from curry menus, they also have vegetable plates that use full of seasonal vegetables, and dessert plates that are gluten free. All the plates contain no sugar, and instead they use organic syrup to create the sweetness.
As you can see now, everything served in this cafe are made from organic foods. The cafe is particularly putting its effort on their home grown vegetables. The vegetables become full of energy and power when they are grown without any pesticides. By eating these vegetables, your body becomes well again.

自然栽培の野菜は味もパワーも強い

カレーは、ベースを2種から、具材を3種から、ライスを2種から選ぶ。一番人気はオーガニック薬膳カレーのチキン。欧風カレーに似たコクのある味わいだ。オーガニックベジタブル薬膳カレーはトマトベースで脂肪分不使用。胃腸が疲れているときはこちらがおすすめだそう。カレーは2種類を一度に楽しめるハーフ&ハーフ、季節のカレーが用意されている。カレー以外には、季節ごとの野菜がふんだんに盛られた野菜プレートやグルテンフリーのデザートなどもある。すべての料理に砂糖は使わず、甘味はオーガニックのメープルシロップなどで加える。
カレーはもちろん、一品料理やデザートもすべてオーガニックの厳選素材で作られている。特に野菜は自然栽培にこだわっている。肥料も使わずに育てる自然栽培の野菜には、素材本来の生命力がたっぷりで力強い。この野菜を食べることで、カラダは元気になるのだ。

Protect Your Health With Medicinal Cooking

The cafe owner Miss Ido has studied on Ethnic Information and Practices. By visiting all parts of Japan, its aim is to learn the meanings of traditional practices, songs, local festivals, and habits, from folklore point of view and it extends into applying these practices on the modern day life. Miss Ido is also an organizer of “Yukisuki No Kuni”. It is an organization researching the meanings of traditions and cultures of Japan, and handing down those practices to people for surviving the future. They organizes events such as banquet, zen meditation, and reading and interpretation of the Heart Sutra. These happen each turns of seasons, so please check their website for schedules.

“In the old days, family’s health condition was supported by the home cooked food by mother. Recently not many are having home cooked food. Medicinal cooking is a way of eating which can support health. Instead of mothers out there, I decided to make these curry to support every one’s health.” as Ido explains. You can control your body, by eating food that contains each spices creating the five flavours. Let’s all maintain the health by eating organic curry that is also tasty. I mean, why not eat it anyways when it’s tasty?

薬膳で健康を守る

店主である井戸さんは民俗情報工学研究家。大学で教鞭をとるかたわら、日本全国を回り、各地に残る伝統儀礼や風習、歌謡、地域特有のお祭り、習慣などについて民俗学的な見地からその意味を読み解き、現代に生かすことを目的とする活動をしている。また、「ゆきすきのくに」を主宰。日本各地の伝統文化の意味を研究し、未来を生き抜く術を伝承している。季節の節目には食事会や座禅、般若心経の読経と解釈などのイベントも開催しているので、ホームページをチェックして。
「古来、家族の健康はお母さんの作る家庭料理で守られてきました。けれど、今では家庭料理が減ってしまいました。薬膳は健康を作ることができる食。お母さんに代わって、健康を守れるように薬膳カレーを作ることにしました。」と井戸さん。各種スパイス=五味が含まれる料理を食べることで、体を調整することができる。オーガニック薬膳カレーで健康を手に入れよう。

SHOP INFO

Organic Cafe Yukisuki No Kuni

Address: Nishiogi Kagura Building 1F, 3-16-3, Nishiogi Kita, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
TEL:03-6913-9370

OPENING HOURS:
11:30 ~ 14:00 (13:30 Last Order), 17:00 ~ 21:00 (20:30 Last Order)
CLOSING: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays

URL: www.yukisukinokuni.jp

オーガニックカフェ ゆきすきのくに

住所:杉並区西荻北3—16—3西荻神楽ビル1F
TEL:03-6913-9370

営業時間:
11:30~14:00(13:30LO)、17:00~21:00(20;30LO)
定休日:月・火・水曜

URL: www.yukisukinokuni.jp

writer / YOKO MAEDA
photographer / MIREI SAKAKI

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